Search Results: "Megan McArdle"


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THE UP SIDE OF DOWN by Megan McArdle
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Sage counsel on how to learn from failure with humor and grace."
An illuminating look at the psychology behind rebounding from defeat. Read full book review >

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FARISHTA by Patricia McArdle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2011

"Sincere but earthbound."
The unvarnished but heartfelt tale of the lone woman stationed with a remote reconstruction team in northern Afghanistan during a year marked by romance, tragedy and solar ovens—winner of the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. 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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NEVER EIGHTEEN by Megan Bostic
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 16, 2012

"There won't be many dry eyes at the end of this extremely affecting story. (Fiction. 12-17)"
A boy decides he wants to live the last weeks of his life helping others get their own lives into better shape. Read full book review >

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THE HAUNTING OF APARTMENT 101 by Megan Atwood
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"The cliffhanger ending with its human and supernatural components will lead fans to the next in the series, The Terror of Black Eagle Tavern, which publishes simultaneously. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
Two teen ghost hunters use their skills to solve a mystery in a haunted apartment house. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT IGUANA LEFT HOME by Megan McDonald
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"It is full of love, independence, and natural law, and the slice of biogeography can't hurt. (Picture book. 5-9)"
It's not that Iguana is angry or anything. Read full book review >

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THE BONE KEEPER by Megan McDonald
Released: March 1, 1999

"The coloring and textures embody the desert setting in the evening, showing the fearsome cave and sandy shadows that wait to release the mystery of the bones. (Picture book. 5-8)"
From McDonald (Tundra Mouse, 1997, etc.), a haunting, dramatic glimpse of the Bone Keeper, a trickster with special transformational powers. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG WAY TO SAVE YOUR LIFE by Megan  Stielstra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"In a style that is literary but never pedantic, Stielstra has crafted a collection that has such a sense of continuity that it could pass as a memoir."
Perhaps not lifesaving, but a life-enriching collection of essays by a conscientious writer and teacher who knows that asking the right questions is more important than having all the answers. Read full book review >

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CHARMED THIRDS by Megan McCafferty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2006

"Surprisingly mature and witty novel that should snag more than a few adult readers who well remember their college years."
In McCafferty's third Jessica Darling novel, Jessica goes to college and finds the world is not exactly her oyster. Read full book review >

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THE END OF EVERYTHING by Megan Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2011

"A tangled tale that is more provocative than illuminating."
Edgar Award-winning crime writer Abbott's sixth novel (Bury Me Deep, 2009, etc.) is a change of pace: a delicate skein of fantasies and obsessions, shared by two adolescent girls and shadowed by an abduction. Read full book review >

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ALL THE SECRETS WE KEEP by Megan Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"A gripping family drama filled with quirky details and twists, told by a master storyteller who keeps readers mesmerized even when they don't get what they think they want."
As Ilya Stern adjusts to the idea that his brother, Niko, and ex-wife, Alicia, are in love, he finds himself drawn to Theresa, but a haunting event from their past may hold secrets powerful enough to threaten their future. Read full book review >

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R IS FOR REBEL by Megan Mulry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A clever, intense read marred by a few mechanics issues, including some distracting head-hopping. However, these flaws are minor compared to the quality of the story and storytelling."
Aristocrat Abigail Heyworth has never fit comfortably in her skin, but she's decided it's well past time to create a life; self-made American millionaire Eliot Cranbrook wants everything from Abby, which is hard since she's not sure what that is. Read full book review >