Search Results: "Melanie Dickerson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS SPY by Melanie Dickerson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Light reading for those who like romantic medieval romps and who enjoy or easily tolerate Christian prayers and references. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Lady Margaretha proves her mettle and her worth to the lord of her dreams in this romance set in Western Europe in 1413. Read full book review >

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THE MERCHANT'S DAUGHTER by Melanie Dickerson
HISTORY
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A virtuous romance with characters who 'fall in love with each other's inner beauty in spite of outward appearance.' (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Living in rural Glynval, England, in 1352, a beautiful but penniless merchant's daughter discovers appearances can be deceiving. Read full book review >

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THE HEALER'S APPRENTICE by Melanie Dickerson
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Female readers should savor this romantic fare. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
In this debut romance set in Hagenheim, Lower Saxony, in 1382 and loosely based on "Sleeping Beauty," a lowly woodcutter's daughter apprenticed to the town healer falls in love with a handsome nobleman who's betrothed to a mysterious woman. Read full book review >

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Zero Hour On The Grid by Art Dickerson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"An unmemorable thriller whose cautionary message never really hits home."
Dickerson's (Mature Single Man's Cookbook, 2014, etc.) novella looks at how vulnerable the United States' power grid might be to outside attack. Read full book review >

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NO ALTERNATIVE by William Dickerson
Released: April 5, 2012

"A cool diagnostic tone helps capture the teenage experience but occasionally obstructs the emotional trip."
Dickerson's debut tells a sympathetic coming-of-age story deeply embedded in '90s music. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A breezy guide that takes readers inside the sometimes hair-raising world of do-it-yourself filmmaking, capturing its many frustrations and challenges."
An instructional manual on film directing, inspired by the making of a "microbudget" movie. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Still, A blockbuster indictment not only of southern intransigence and racism, but of the corrupt way power works in America. (photos, not seen)"
An incredible, infuriating exposÇ of the abusive power of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, whose recently unsealed files reopened old wounds from the 1960s. Read full book review >

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My Journey Within by Tommy Dickerson

"A mixed bag of practical self-help tips and essays on all that's wrong with the world."
A treatise on the virtue of marching to the beat of one's own drummer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 1999

"It would have been better had Dickerson sought out more thoughtful and politically engaged critics of American policy in Vietnam, and had he cast a wider net to find a more representative range of subjects."
An unremarkable glimpse into the remarkable lives of several Vietnam-era draft resisters who fled north. Read full book review >

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WHISTLESTOP by John Dickerson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A politically astute, timely book that will also have great historical value for future campaigns."
The Face the Nation moderator eases our fears about the 2016 presidential campaigns by showing other historical horrors related to our highest office. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"A fascinating, if somewhat distant, portrait of a cultural icon who happened to also be a mom."
Slate.com political correspondent Dickerson explores his mother's complicated legacy. Read full book review >