Search Results: "Mel Parish"


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Ulterior Motives by Mel Parish
Released: May 13, 2013

"A slow-paced story of captivity with an emotional center that will keep readers engaged."
A methodical thriller bristling with interpersonal intrigue and compelling characters. Read full book review >

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DOWN THE SHORE by Stan Parish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2014

"No plot, no character development, so Parish's fluid narrative skills are wasted."
The partying is intense in this first novel, a look at America's bright young things under a cloud or two. Read full book review >

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AMELIA BEDELIA'S FIRST FIELD TRIP by Herman Parish
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Parish has turned the clock back, making Amelia Bedelia young again and giving a new generation of readers the opportunity to enjoy her humor and self-confidence. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Readers are sure to recognize the younger version of their favorite literal-thinker as she goes on her first-ever school field trip to the farm in this fourth of her picture-book adventures. Read full book review >

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THE ROVER by Mel Odom
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A cute, smartly told pastiche of Tolkien and Terry Brooks aimed at the Harry Potter crowd and librarians at every level."
Odom's first hardcover is a charming fantasy about a bookish, pint-sized librarian whose small size and vast knowledge earn him self-confidence, the admiration of various rough characters, and a dragon's treasure. Read full book review >

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LORD OF THE LIBRARIES by Mel Odom
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2005

"Lively, charming and coyly amusing, but much too similar to current and previous genre blockbusters."
A bit boggy with back-story, the third but not necessarily final volume nonetheless brings a satisfying end to the chaos that set plucky librarians fleeing at the close of The Destruction of the Books (2004). Read full book review >

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THE MITT MAN by Mel Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Discursive, overly complex, but, despite occasionally cumbersome prose, a debut that makes a moving statement about redemption and loss."
Feverishly overwritten and densely plotted but nonetheless strongly compelling African-American southern gothic of a cardsharp whose scams against friends and foes become a metaphor for the paradoxical nature of religious faith. Read full book review >

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SPLIT IMAGE by Mel Glenn
POETRY
Released: March 31, 2000

"Deeply felt, if not particularly profound. (Fiction. YA)"
Glenn (Foreign Exchange, 1999, etc.) returns to his favorite setting, turbulent Tower High, for more teen melodrama cast in short, mostly free verse, poems. Read full book review >

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ELEVEN REGRETS by Mel Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2015

"A remarkable tale of perseverance and a haunting reminder that abuse can often hide in plain sight."
A stark, shocking memoir that offers a look into the mindset of abused children. Read full book review >

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WHERE THERE'S SMOKE by Mel McKinney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The wildly far-fetched plot has its own internal logic, sharpened at every possible moment by the pungent aroma of fine cigars."
Newcomer McKinney embroiders a gossamer criminal fantasy on a single historical fact: President Kennedy's purchase of 1,100 Cuban cigars the night before he ordered the embargo of Cuba in July 1963. Read full book review >