Search Results: "Melinda Taub"


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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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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 >

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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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NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 2014

"Meticulously argued and guaranteed to raise the blood pressure of the average American taxpayer."
A business law expert shines a pitiless light on the subprime mortgage meltdown that kicked off the Great Recession. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Taub's solid narrative account of one brief shining hour in Motown history attests to the fact that where there's a will in heavy industry, there's generally a way. (Twenty b&w photographs- -not seen.)"
A workmanlike reconstruction of how Ford Motor Co. managed to build and sell a successful mid-size family sedan called the Taurus at a time when the parent organization was in serious financial difficulties. 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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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 >