Search Results: "Merle Black"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2007

"Bedside reading for Karl Rove wannabes preparing for 2008."
Why have recent US national elections been so close? It's the regions, stupid. Read full book review >

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WOMAN'S ESTATE by Merle Jones
Released: June 13, 1989

"My dearest Diana, you must be the vainest woman in the world." Read full book review >

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FOR THE LIFE OF LAETITIA by Merle Hodge
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 28, 1993

"A powerful picture of a resilient young woman who must challenge both racism and sexism in order to get the education that will allow her to escape both. (Fiction. 12+)"
From Trinidadian writer Hodge, a novel with an authentic taste of Caribbean culture and several serious themes. Read full book review >

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THE SUBURBS OF HEAVEN by Merle Drown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Even so, the restless, mercurial quality of the story, when it works, is engaging and impressive."
A tense blend of hilarity and savagery mark this grittily realistic study of a trailer-trash family in rural New Hampshire, as madness, grief, and rage drag tough-loving family members into the slough of despond. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"An inspiring story of a woman who participated in 'one of the greatest revolutions in history'—and is still at the forefront of the struggle."
A searingly honest debut memoir by a leader in the fight for a woman's right to "legally gain and exercise reproductive choice—the power of life and death." Read full book review >

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ROOM 732 by Merle R. Saferstein
Released: Dec. 21, 2012

"A good conceit with passable execution."
Saferstein's debut collection of short stories, letters and journal entries chronicles the story of the historic Hollywood Beach Hotel in Hollywood, Fla. Read full book review >

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BABAR AND FATHER CHRISTMAS by Jean de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 3, 1940

"Tells the story of how Babar discovered that the elephant children wanted a visit from Santa Claus, of how he sets about finding him, and of how he brings him to elephant land."
A bigger and better Babar than those of recent vintage — and a sure seller for the holiday trade. Read full book review >

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REUBEN AND THE FIRE by Merle Good
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"An attractive glimpse of Amish culture at its most traditional. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An episodic story—contrived to showcase an illustrator whose art frequently features the Amish—about a little boy who's tired of being bossed by his many sisters, enjoys the animals on the family farm, and witnesses a barn burning and the community barn raising that follows. Read full book review >

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THE BRETHREN by Robert Merle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Merle's is a French epic, more genteel than Dickens' poor-child English tales and less doleful than Tolstoy's Russian sagas."
The compelling first in a series of French historical novels, deftly translated and published for the first time in English. Read full book review >

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BABAR AND HIS CHILDREN by Jean de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 14, 1938

"But of course the pictures are inimitable."
I suppose all Babar books sell, but personally I am getting a bit bored with the lenghts to which DeBrunhoff goes to make a story. Read full book review >