Search Results: "Melinda Chateauvert"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Overly professorial in tone, yet it sufficiently delivers the importance and impact of sexual equality for all."
A verbose chronology of the perpetual demonization of prostitution. Read full book review >

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STILL STAR-CROSSED by Melinda Taub
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 9, 2013

"A perfect blend of the intimate and the epic, the story both honors its origin and works in its own right. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Love and violence intertwine in this spectacular sequel to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Read full book review >

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SNOW WHITE by Melinda Copper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"This variation can't begin to hold a candle to Charles Santore's exquisite version, recently reissued, that will enchant children so much more. (Fairytale. 4-6)"
Interpretations of this favorite Grimm tale range from Disney cute to the sophisticated elegance of Nancy Elkholm Burkert. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEPING PRINCE by Melinda Salisbury
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 31, 2016

"A tale of monsters—mortal and mythical—that intersects with the previous installment but offers no happily-ever-after conclusion. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
A sensible young woman runs afoul of fairy-tale figures in this high-fantasy sequel set in a typical, white, medieval-ish kingdom. Read full book review >

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WILLEM’S FIELD by Melinda Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2003

"Uneven mix of silliness and insight that doesn't quite coalesce."
The third from Haynes (Chalktown, 2001; and Oprah-pick Mother of Pearl, 1999) is a family drama mixed with gothic comedy set in rural Mississippi circa 1974. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"A worthy concept brought low by abrasive style and slapdash organization."
Feral dogs have their day in this overextended exploration of East St. Louis and its #1 Dog Lover. Read full book review >

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CHALKTOWN by Melinda Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2001

"All the trappings of southern gothic—death, race, religion, and violence among country folk—coupled with big ideas about the place of God in these proceedings. Yet Haynes's lyrical prose will captivate readers willing to overlook a few ungainly knots in the storytelling."
Second-novelist Haynes (Mother of Pearl, 1999) prunes back her lush plotting, while maintaining both an extraordinary style and a firm grounding in her native South of the 1960s, to produce a satisfying tale of violence and redemption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 15, 2012

"A somewhat overlong account that offers amusing anecdotes about teaching."
A veteran New York teacher delivers her first memoir. Read full book review >

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AVALANCHE by Melinda Braun
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Just the ticket for readers who like hearty doses of suspenseful adventure. (Adventure. 12-15)"
Seven friends head out to the backcountry to do some skiing and hiking. How many are going to make it home? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMBO, MAMA by Melinda Atwood
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A wry and engaging record, full of all those gritty details that make a place real, vivid, and not just an exotic destination."
A beguilingly frank and unpretentious memoir of living in Kenya that portrays both the glamorous (safaris) and the pedestrian (power outages) sides of life in Africa. Read full book review >