Search Results: "Megan Chance"


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CITY OF ASH by Megan Chance
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2011

"With an Art-Nouveau-and-absinthe sensibility, tight plotting and stagecraft complete with traps and twists, Chance (Prima Donna, 2009, etc.) breathes a vitality into her frontier characters á la David Milch's Deadwood."
The fates of an ambitious young actress and an exiled society lady intertwine in 1889 Seattle when the Great Fire nearly burns the fledgling city to the ground. Read full book review >

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SUSANNAH MORROW by Megan Chance
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2002

"Melodrama on the loose: neither entertaining nor persuasive."
An overwrought debut revisits the Salem Witch trials. Read full book review >

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BAD HOUSEKEEPING by Maia Chance
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"Chance once again battles the balance between wit and overkill (Teetotaled, 2016, etc.), unfortunately erring on the side of the latter."
Dumped and depressed, a young woman must team up with her troublemaking great-aunt to solve a crime. Read full book review >

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COME HELL OR HIGHBALL by Maia Chance
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Despite her heroine's distinct lack of class, Chance (Snow White Red Handed, 2014) provides enough saucy characters and silly antics to encourage admirers, just like Lola herself."
A high-society gal who finds herself penniless turns to the odd bit of detective work in an attempt to settle her late husband's debts. Read full book review >

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BEHIND THE CURVE by Steven Chance
Released: Dec. 30, 2004

"A fast-paced, multidimensional good ride-shaved just a hair, it has all the makings of a successful screenplay."
A bi-coastal nautical thriller with some surprise punches. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2012

"Believers and nonbelievers alike will appreciate this light, modern-day approach to understanding the Bible."
Chance's step-by-step introduction to biblical scripture breaks down ambiguous, abstract concepts—like righteousness and faith—into friendly, interpretable bits. Read full book review >

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STRONGER THAN DEATH by M.D. Chance
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"But they would help the reader to feel it more."
An unsatisfying account by psychiatrist Chance of her six-year process of coming to terms with the suicide of her only son, Jim, in his early 20s. Read full book review >

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SHOW DOG by Megan McCarthy
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Ed and the Hubbles will delight young readers, particularly 'Henry and Mudge' fans. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What makes a dog a Champion? Read full book review >

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3 PANDAS PLANTING by Megan Halsey
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"The serious message is delivered with an admirably light touch; and it's a good counting book, too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title says it all: from ``12 crocodiles...carpooling'' (unequally divided among three cars for extra arithmetic practice) to ``2 whales...watching for polluters'' and ``1 elephant...enjoying the earth,'' sensible suggestions for protecting the environment are dramatized in humorous spreads featuring animal characters—tigers turning off faucets, turtles taking cans home from the beach, rhinos using rechargeable batteries. Read full book review >

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GROUNDED by Megan Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Readers will be eager for more episodes of the intrepid team of Rapunzel and Jack. (map) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
"Stop calling her that witch. She's Witch," Rapunzel insists; she enjoys her easy life in a tower—and Witch's frequent, apparently loving, visits—until Jack Beanstalker tricks Rapunzel into leaving. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Jessica's take on junior high may be superficial, but she brings readers on a funny ride, even if many—perhaps even most—of her problems are not resolved by the end, setting up the next in the series, as expected. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Starting with Sloppy Firsts (2001), McCafferty explored the later teen and early 20s years of angst-ridden Jessica Darling in a five-book series. In this start to a new series, Jessica comes back for younger readers as an angst-ridden (of course) seventh-grader. Read full book review >