Search Results: "Melton A. McLaurin"


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CELIA, A SLAVE by Melton A. McLaurin
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A straightforward and compelling account of one small historical incident that helps to illustrate the complex issues facing pre-Civil War America."
Both a well-told historical narrative about a slave girl sexually exploited by her master, whom she later kills, and a thoughtful examination of the moral tensions that strained the fabric of the antebellum South. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2003

"Fine seafaring adventure, expertly narrated: for maritime historians and fans of Hornblower and Aubrey alike."
A superb recounting of a strange affair indeed: an incident of mutiny on the high seas that American naval history has long forgotten. Read full book review >

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I HEAR A PICKLE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Teachers, make sure this is on your shelves—it's a great read-aloud, an easy read for beginning readers, and a model for student books. (Picture/concept book. 3-6)"
Only the last page features the titular pickle—the rest of the book is a tribute to the five senses that will resonate with young readers. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN COBBLER by Keith Melton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Straightforward historical fiction that needs a little more."
Melton's debut historical novel centers on the Roman Catholic religious insurrection in 16th-century England. Read full book review >

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CURED BY FIRE by Tim McLaurin
Released: Jan. 25, 1995

"While not much is new in the story (alcoholism, neglect, and abuse), the seductive passions of these two men keep the reader engaged."
Once again, McLaurin (Keeper of the Moon: A Southern Boyhood, 1991, etc.) plows the fertile ground of the poor, rural South. Read full book review >

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Full-Body Fitness for Runners by Thad H. McLaurin
NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 2014

"A successful educational guide to fitness, nutrition and understanding the body for novice runners."
This nonfiction guide to exercise and nutrition for runners lays out foundational facts and supplies useful techniques and recipes to keep a runner's fitness routine fresh. Read full book review >

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THE LAST GREAT SNAKE SHOW by Tim McLaurin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 1997

"A southern Wizard of Oz, celebrating kindness and character and the way that—sometimes—they can be bonded together."
A band of misfits sets off across country with a traveling road show to take their dying leader home, in a disarmingly sweet tale of love and courage from McLaurin (Cured by Fire, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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KEEPER OF THE MOON by Tim McLaurin
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 1991

"A powerful work—and a welcome record of a rapidly fading way of life."
A brush with death causes southern novelist McLaurin (Woodrow's Trumpet, 1989; The Acorn Plan, 1988) to reflect, with unflinching honesty and seductive, unsentimental passion, on what his North Carolina heritage has meant to him. Read full book review >

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CARRY ON, WARRIOR by Glennon Doyle Melton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2013

"Gentle words of wisdom from a woman driven by 'senseless, relentless hope.'"
A wife and mother's reflections on being imperfect and loving it. Read full book review >

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LOVE WARRIOR by Glennon Doyle Melton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Candid, brave, and generous."
How a marital crisis became a catalyst for a painful but ultimately enlightening journey into the depths of the human heart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEEK-A BOO! by Nina Laden
by Nina Laden, illustrated by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A good-enough choice for parents and teachers to use to get the youngest goblins excited about many adults' favorite holiday while introducing sophisticated, though still one-syllable, vocabulary. (Board book. 1-3)"
Laden puts a Halloween spin on her successful wordplay board books, Peek-a-Who? (2000) and Peek-a-Zoo! (2014). Read full book review >

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AARON BURR by Buckner F. Melton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Stories of important men behaving badly usually make entertaining reading, and this is no exception."
An engrossing account of the new American republic's first great treason trial. Read full book review >