Search Results: "Meg Mitchell Moore"


BOOK REVIEW

MEG by Steve Alten
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"Weightless characters on a choppy sea—but hellishly riveting. (First printing of 250,000; film rights to Disney; Literary Guild main selection)"
As Jaws meets Jurassic Park, Meg (short for megladon) brings us a 60-foot, 20-ton prehistoric shark with a nine-foot-wide mouth that is likely to gobble up bestseller lists, as well as reappear in 1998 as a summer blockbuster. Read full book review >

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SO FAR AWAY by Meg Mitchell Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2012

"The final pages dangle a plethora of loose ends, but they're unlikely to bother readers gripped by the novel's strong emotional content."
After a mild-mannered family-dramedy debut (The Arrivals, 2011), Moore gets way more intense in a novel that mingles the stories of a cyberbullied high school student, a guilt-ridden archivist and an Irish maid in the 1920s. Read full book review >

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THE ADMISSIONS by Meg Mitchell Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Moore's readers may find this book cuts a little too close to home."
The members of a high-achieving Marin County family face their fears: applying to college, blowing a deal, revealing their secrets. Read full book review >

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THE ARRIVALS by Meg Mitchell Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2011

"Reads like a glass of warm milk."
Moore debuts with an empty-nest dramedy about a couple in Burlington, Vt., whose three adult children return home for extended stays during one long but ultimately happy summer. Read full book review >

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THE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER by Meg Mitchell Moore
Released: July 18, 2017

"Moore raises some interesting issues about class and the importance of money to happiness, but by solving her characters' problems too neatly and painlessly she undercuts the novel's seriousness, turning it into a Lifetime matinee."
Moore (The Admissions, 2015, etc.) offers a mildly thoughtful, mainly comforting slice of domestic pie in this story of a wealthy woman who temporarily returns to the working-class town of her youth. Read full book review >

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LOVE, MEG by C. Leigh Purtill
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2007

"Flat characters and a plot that seems to meander aimlessly at times keep this from reaching its full potential. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Meg (16) is moving again, following her sister's whims as she pursues first a string of jobs and then a new boyfriend around the country. Read full book review >

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JOAN MITCHELL by Patricia Albers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2011

"A revealing portrait of a complex personality, this biography provides insight into the work of a master artist, but is perhaps too detailed to appeal to casual readers."
Independent curator Albers (Shadows, Fire, Snow: The Life of Tina Modotti, 2002) presents a sizable biography of Joan Mitchell (1925-1992), a member of the New York School of Abstract Expressionist painters who changed the face of the art world in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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MISCHIEVOUS MEG by Gerry Bothmer
Released: April 1, 1962

"The delicious goodness in 'bad' little girls comes rollicking through, thanks to the wit and charm of these gleeful episodes."
Mayhem and merriment combine in equal doses and descend on the quiet little village of June Hill, Sweden, whenever mischievous Meg and her devoted follower, baby-sister-Betsy, decide to exercise their potent imaginations. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2013

"Perhaps it's time to chime in on her rallying cry: 'Boycott dinosaur lunch boxes! No more dinosaur books at story time!' As if—but she makes a strong case. (iPad informational app. 6-8)"
For children (and grown-ups) who are sick of dinos, dinos, dinos 24/7, here's a plea from "Meg Atherium" to remember the giant prehistoric mammals. Read full book review >

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JONI MITCHELL by Malka Marom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"The gifted, adventurous musician talks as brilliantly as she writes and sings."
Three deep-running interviews with singer-songwriter Mitchell, by singer-journalist Marom. Read full book review >

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DUDLEY MOORE by Barbara Paskin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Like Moore's career, this biography promises much but never quite delivers. (65 b&w photos)"
An overlong but insightful account of an extraordinarily gifted entertainer who has never quite found his proper niche. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Inspiring and incisive. (b&w photos, index, not seen) (Biography. 10-14)"
One of those important pieces of history that somehow never made it into textbooks: the story of Maria Mitchell, a self-taught astronomer who discovered Comet Mitchell, served as an inspiring teacher, and was the first woman inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read full book review >