Search Results: "Megan Mayhew Bergman"


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BIRDS OF A LESSER PARADISE by Megan Mayhew Bergman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2012

"The beginning, one suspects, of a fine career."
From a young Southern writer of note, a top-notch debut collection of stories, most of them revolving around motherhood, animals and conflicting loyalties. Read full book review >

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ALMOST FAMOUS WOMEN by Megan Mayhew Bergman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A collection of stories as beautiful and strange as the women who inspired them."
In her second story collection, Bergman tells the forgotten tales of women hovering on the edges of history. Read full book review >

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SEDUCING INGRID BERGMAN by Chris Greenhalgh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"A cleareyed, unsentimental, yet romantic treatment of a clandestine romance."
Amid the waning days of World War II, Ingrid Bergman meets the dashing war photographer Robert Capa. 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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THE KNIGHT WHO TOOK ALL DAY by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"In the end, the princess marries the squire and they go off with the dragon as their steed to see the world 'and lived happily ever after!' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mayhew's irresistibly cheery pictures and puckish font play live up to the promise of this delicious title. Read full book review >

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ELLA BELLA BALLERINA AND CINDERELLA by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Readers will enjoy spotting the parallels between Ella's and Cinderella's tales. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mayhew's pint-sized ballerina returns to explore another famous ballet (Ella Bella Ballerina and The Sleeping Beauty, 2008). Read full book review >

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RED INK by Julie Mayhew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A taut portrayal of grief, pain, and the ties that bind families, to be read with a careful, critical eye. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
In her debut novel, Mayhew deftly explores the ways the sudden death of 15-year-old Melon's mother affects their family's oral history. Read full book review >

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KATIE AND THE MONA LISA by James Mayhew
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

Katie's back (Katie Meets the Impressionists, p. 148) this time to trip through the world of Renaissance paintings with her new friend, Mona Lisa. Read full book review >

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ELLA BELLA BALLERINA AND SWAN LAKE by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Curtain calls for Ella Bella and the whole troupe. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lovely little ballerina Ella Bella returns to the stage after charming audiences in performances of Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty.Read full book review >

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KATIE’S SUNDAY AFTERNOON by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"No single museum owns all these paintings, of course, but in an afterword, Mayhew tells youngsters where they are and how to see them as well as a little bit about the artists. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mayhew's Katie continues her exploration of the world of painting when she and her grandmother visit the art gallery on a hot Sunday afternoon. Read full book review >