Search Results: "Melinda Ehrlich"


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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THE MELINDA ZONE by Margaret Willey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1993

"A thoughtful, sophisticated consideration of love, and its burdens and rewards, in contemporary families. (Fiction. YA)"
A reflective novel focusing on a docile 15-year-old only child—survivor of a divorce war that's been going on since her babyhood—who escapes a well-programmed life split between two homes in Milwaukee to spend a summer in St. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2014

"A look at traditional Chinese medicine's ability to protect against food allergies that could generate considerable buzz in the medical community."
This detailed scientific analysis puts traditional Chinese medicine forward as a strong contender for treating food allergies. Read full book review >

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THE SIN EATER'S DAUGHTER by Melinda Salisbury
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A slow but satisfying read with impressive depth and emotion. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A peasant girl transplanted to the royal court repeatedly confronts death in her new life as executioner, entertainer and bride. Read full book review >

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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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RAVEN’S POINT by Melinda Metz
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Not scary; just disgusting. (Fiction. YA)"
Love defeats evil in mediocre gross-out horror. 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 >

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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 >