Search Results: "Merle Hoffman"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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STRAVAGANZA by Mary Hoffman
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2005

"Bonus: Fans should flock to the history section to investigate the fascinating setting. (Fantasy. 11+)"
A crackerjack conclusion to a superior historical fantasy trilogy. Read full book review >

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STRAVAGANZA by Mary Hoffman
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The tidy resolution seems to leave little room for sequels; still, some intriguing minor characters and glimpses of other cities hint at a richer world than so far revealed. (Fantasy. 11+)"
Political intrigue unfolds against the glittering backdrop of an alternative Venice, in the first of a promised trilogy. Read full book review >

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WILD THORN by William Hoffman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"A bit heavy on the backwoods caricatures, but a good read all the same: fast, and as fresh and unvarnished as a newly whittled stick."
Hoffman's latest excursion into the backwoods of Appalachia (Blood and Guile, 2000, etc.) continues the adventures of Charley LeBlanc, black sheep of a First Family of Virginia. Read full book review >