Search Results: "Molly Caldwell Crosby"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 2, 2010

"A capable, readable account of a medical mystery."
The engaging story of the outbreak of a bizarre disease. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Lacks the excitement of a truly thrilling heist caper, but offers an illuminating glimpse into England's criminal past."
A World War I-era true-crime tale about the theft of the world's most valuable necklace. Read full book review >

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CROSBY by Dennis Haseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Just for the record, Crosby is drawn as a child with a dusky black complexion, while his new friend is small and yellow. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Crosby wears ratty old clothes and likes to save bits and pieces of junk. Read full book review >

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MOLLY by Nancy J. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"A pathway of good intentions."
A first-timer enters the let's rewrite Lolita sweepstakes—and, hands down, doesn't win. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 1995

"Miller reveals, but never really explores, the complexities and inconsistencies of a man who wrote both first-rate fiction and disposable prose."
An engaging, if unchallenging, account of an author whose route into—and out of—literary celebrity makes him seem, for better and worse, a man of his time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"While Klevar suggests that Helen and poverty lay behind the creative period of the 30's—that in capturing the popular voice, Caldwell alienated the critics—his respect for the mystery of Caldwell exceeds the temptation of such easy answers. (Twenty-nine illustrations)"
Klevar (Anthropology/Luther College) was following a childhood fascination with Tobacco Road when he met the aging, laconic, and secretive Caldwell (1903-87) and gained permission to write his authorized biography—a task he fulfills here with tact, dignity, sympathy, and in a self-effacing style that Caldwell would have liked. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 27, 2012

"If you know why viols aren't a cello's granddaddy, this is just your cup of strings. If you don't, you stand to learn a thing or two—and with Bach ringing in your ears to boot."
A compendium and catalog of viols, those violinlike stringed instruments beloved of Bach and other composers of three and four centuries past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMAGINING MOLLY by Sharyn Gale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2017

"A beautifully written and psychologically intelligent thriller."
In this novel, a mother desperately tries to find her abducted child—while receiving telepathic messages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 3, 1998

"Mahoney's heart and soul are in suspension—he loves his primate charges, he kills his primate charges; even his gentling kindness doesn't let him off the hook, and he knows it."
The life story, and heartrending ruminations, of Mahoney, a good veterinarian operating in the suspect terrain of medical research on primates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S MOLLY? by Uli Waas
by Uli Waas, illustrated by Uli Waas, translated by Rosemary Lanning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Lop-eared Molly's a charmer. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
An engaging story about a Jack Russell terrier that, startled by the fireworks at midnight on New Year's Eve, disappears through an open door. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOLLY DONNELLY by Jean Thesman
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Not bad, but far from this storyteller's compelling best. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The author of several well-plotted if melodramatic novels (The Rain Catchers, 1991) uses the straightforward narration of a young Irish-American as a framework for depicting the WW II years in Seattle. Read full book review >