Search Results: "Michael Sean Winters"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"An illuminating biography, though Winters is often too forgiving of Falwell's trespasses."
A sympathetic biography of the man who, for good or ill, became "the face of Christianity to millions of Americans" in the 1980s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 21, 2003

"Surface glibness, and a boys'-club tone only slightly distract from a deeper insight and charm."
An Army public-affairs officer stumbles through a decidedly unglamorous first year in the frozen north. Read full book review >

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Diary of a Broken Mind by Sean Michael Montgomery
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2016

"A tragic, yet unconvincing, account of the author's visionary gifts."
Montgomery (The Prophecies of the Apocalyptic Son, 2009) shares his autobiography and divine revelations in this spiritual work.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Tough-minded and thus more inspirational than the usual worshipful chronicle of brave soldiers in battle."
Lively account of an inept National Guard battalion that pulled itself together, went to Iraq and performed heroically. Read full book review >

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I DARE YOU by Sean Michael Thomas
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"A children's story that engagingly explores how children can handle dares creatively and successfully."
In this children's book, Olivia breaks a window, gains a new friend and learns life lessons by taking on a series of dares. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"Amusing, insightful snapshots of Ivy League variegations."
A former Marine, who earned college degrees as a commuter, recounts living at each Ivy League school during an academic year in this memoir/guide. Read full book review >

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ABE LINCOLN by Kay Winters
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Columba in The Man Who Loved Books (1981). (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
In a moving tribute to the power of books and words, Winters (But Mom, Everyone Else Does, p. 1239, etc.) introduces a young backwoods child who watched "peddlers, pioneers, / politicians, traders, slaves / pass by," down the old Cumberland Trail, until "his ideas stretched. / His questions rose. / His dreams were stirred"—and he was caught with a love of learning that carried him "from the wilderness / to the White House." Read full book review >

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WHOOO'S HAUNTING THE TEENY TINY GHOST? by Kay Winters
Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"Munsinger's merry illustrations, overflowing with many humorous touches, contribute to this gleefully boisterous tale. (Picture book. 3-8)"
PLB 0-06-027359-3 The timorous specter from this team's The Teeny Tiny Ghost (1998) reappears for a thrilling, hair-raising adventure. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS by Cat Winters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2013

"Vintage photographs contribute to the authenticity of the atmospheric and nicely paced storytelling. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A bright young woman is caught between science and spiritualism in her quest to make sense of a world overcome with war and disease in 1918 California. Read full book review >

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Sabbatical of the Mind by David Winters
Released: July 20, 2016

"A helpful and funny book about the many benefits, spiritual and otherwise, that can come from escaping workplace stress."
A successful government employee leaves his job to find renewed interest in both life and faith. Read full book review >

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Unexpected Magic by Charli Winters
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 11, 2014

"A bold stroll through a fantasy kingdom, featuring a story of young love."
In this debut YA fantasy novel, several teenagers develop special abilities that may connect them to an ancient race of dragon-riders. Read full book review >