Search Results: "Mel White"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Effective mobilization tool for those who share the author's mindset, but too narrow in its focus to garner much appeal to readers of other persuasions."
Evangelical minister White reiterates his impassioned charges (many from his 1994 autobiography, Stranger at the Gate) against the Christian Right movement, footnotes and all. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 1994

"Stranger at the Gate is likely to provoke useful dialogue among mainstream Christians and to offer unsentimental hope and comfort to many who are struggling to reconcile homosexual desires with hostile, yet deeply valued, religious traditions."
White, an evangelical minister and former ghostwriter for Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and other prominent leaders of the religious right, here describes his half-century-long struggle to accept himself as a gay Christian. Read full book review >

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A LEAGUE OF HER OWN
by Leila Roy

“I want you to do this because you genuinely want to play, not because—well, because you feel the weight of historical responsibility.”
“Can’t both be true?” Jill asked.
“I don’t know,” her mother said. “Can they?”
She sure hoped so.
A Season of Daring Greatly, by Ellen Emerson White

High school senior Jill Cafferty had ...


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NEW IN FEBRUARY 2017
by Leila Roy

Is it too late to put together a short list of the February books I’m looking forward to? Ah well, I’m sorry—that question was clearly disingenuous, because obviously I’ve made the list regardless. There are so, so many new releases to be excited about, and the fact that I have a big pile of them on hand makes the sixteen ...


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READING ACROSS THE COUNTRY MAINE
by Leila Roy

One of the funny things about living in a state nicknamed ‘Vacationland’—especially living near the coast—is that, for locals, a huge part of summertime is about avoiding the tourist-heavy spots. You know, like the beach.

So, rather than actually leaving our houses and enjoying these lovely, lovely days in public, a large percentage of us Year-Rounders do quite a lot ...


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FAVORITES AND NEW DISCOVERIES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As I prepare for another year to roll in, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads and new discoveries from 2016.

Some of you may know this has been a bit of a tumultuous year for me, but I was blessed to travel to a number of conferences, including RT, RWA, Chicago North’s Spring Fling, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"His fans will find the characters falling into familiar types, and though at its best the poetry is exciting, some superficial, indifferent adults and the imminent crushing of so many hoop dreams give the story a bitter, discouraging cast. (Fiction/poetry. 12-15)"
Basketball dreams shatter when a high-school team bus goes out of control on an icy road in this latest novel-in-poems from Glenn (The Taking of Room 114, p. 222, etc.). Read full book review >

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TRAPS, THE DRUM WONDER by Mel Torme
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A labor of love."
From jazz singer TormÇ (It Wasn't All Velvet, 1988, etc.)—an engaging warts-and-all life of the world's greatest drummer, Buddy Rich. Read full book review >

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CANCER by Mel Greaves
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"Greaves's study is complex and dense, but readers who stick with it will have a solid understanding of one of the most feared of all diseases."
A meticulous scientific explanation of cancer in all of its wretched manifestations, cast in the light of evolutionary biology. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 31, 2011

"A valiant effort to determine truth, marred by clunky writing, repetition, poorly organized chapters and—despite primary research using court and prison records—over-reliance on superficial and less-than-accurate newspaper clippings."
Biography of a racist, anti-Semitic murderer who assumed the name Joseph Paul Franklin. Read full book review >