Search Results: "Melinda L. Pash"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2012

"Packed with facts, figures and anecdotes, the book doesn't entertain like M*A*S*H, but it does provide a wealth of source material for future historians."
Who served during the Korean War? How did their wartime and postwar experiences differ from those of World War II veterans? Why did they sometimes come to see themselves as not measuring up to the Greatest Generation? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 1993

"Still, their friends and caregivers will want to know about it, and the basic premise will be welcome to many."
A study of divorced older women that has important things to say to them—above all, that their lives may just be beginning anew after the long hiatuses of their marriages. 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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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 >

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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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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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 >

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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 >

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MOTHER OF PEARL by Melinda Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"What lingers are moments, sayings, and the marvelous descriptions of sights and sounds in Pearl."
Newcomer Haynes writes swaying, shaded sentences in a promising debut that nicely realizes the atmosphere of Pearl, Mississippi, in the 1950s but that lacks an emotional decisiveness able to justify its prodigious length. 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 >