Search Results: "Megan Caldwell"


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VANITY FARE by Megan Caldwell
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"Caldwell's light intrigues and bevy of supporting characters cast an old-fashioned spell on her modern Brooklyn romance."
Can a 40-year-old divorced mom find happiness with a rich, dashing pastry chef? Surprisingly not, in this pleasing debut of single parenthood, temp jobs and literary desserts. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"While Klevar suggests that Helen and poverty lay behind the creative period of the 30's—that in capturing the popular voice, Caldwell alienated the critics—his respect for the mystery of Caldwell exceeds the temptation of such easy answers. (Twenty-nine illustrations)"
Klevar (Anthropology/Luther College) was following a childhood fascination with Tobacco Road when he met the aging, laconic, and secretive Caldwell (1903-87) and gained permission to write his authorized biography—a task he fulfills here with tact, dignity, sympathy, and in a self-effacing style that Caldwell would have liked. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 1995

"Miller reveals, but never really explores, the complexities and inconsistencies of a man who wrote both first-rate fiction and disposable prose."
An engaging, if unchallenging, account of an author whose route into—and out of—literary celebrity makes him seem, for better and worse, a man of his time. Read full book review >

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IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 27, 2012

"If you know why viols aren't a cello's granddaddy, this is just your cup of strings. If you don't, you stand to learn a thing or two—and with Bach ringing in your ears to boot."
A compendium and catalog of viols, those violinlike stringed instruments beloved of Bach and other composers of three and four centuries past. Read full book review >

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MEGAN MEADE’S GUIDE TO THE MCGOWAN BOYS by Kate Brian
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Nonetheless, fans of books like Alex Bradley's 24 Girls in 7 Days (p. 117) will enjoy the escapism—if they can overlook the rather formulaic characterization. (Fiction. YA)"
Sixteen-year-old army brat Megan is sent to live with the McGowans when her parents are transferred overseas. Read full book review >

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KIRBY'S JOURNAL by Charlotte Caldwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"This pseudo-journal makes a clever invitation to a possible lifetime passion. (index) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Kirby records close observations of butterflies made in her grandparents' Charleston, South Carolina, backyard during a summer vacation that is as good as a safari. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Will resonate with women readers of all ages, who, if they are dog lovers, will be doubly moved."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author's heartfelt memoir of her midlife friendship with a fellow writer. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM BY FIRE by Wayne Caldwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2010

"Another tale of community and transition from a writer to watch."
The author returns to Cataloochee (2007). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2007

"The ABC's to living a fulfilling life."
A minister catalogues the qualities needed to live a spiritually rich life. Read full book review >

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"An energetic, brightly imagined fantasy debut."
This teen fantasy debut stars a girl who learns she's a werewolf with ties to a parallel world of magic. Read full book review >

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I'LL TELL YOU IN PERSON by Chloe Caldwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A transitional work that suggests Caldwell has even better books to come."
A major progression finds an essayist outgrowing her self-indulgence. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANT LAND OF MY FATHER by Bo Caldwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"An elegant, refined story of families, wartime, and the mystique of memory."
A daughter tries to understand her father's long absences from her life in this effective and accomplished debut. Read full book review >