Search Results: "Muffy Mead-Ferro"


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ITS HEAD CAME OFF BY ACCIDENT by Muffy Mead-Ferro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A mostly dull rendering of the author's attempt to 'live up to [her] birthright.'"
Plodding memoir about a woman's Wyoming childhood and her adult attempts to live up to her ranching heritage. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A SLACKER WIFE by Muffy Mead-Ferro
NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2005

"Hackneyed prose, confused ideas."
Inane, self-justifying sequel to Confessions of a Slacker Mom (2004). Read full book review >

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MARGARET MEAD by Joan Mark
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

Mead's remarkable 50 years of work in the field of anthropology are retold in this inspiring biography in the Oxford Portraits in Science series. Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS II by Marc Ferro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1993

"The human drama—from the execution of Rasputin to the struggle of the tsar's family to understand, escape, and survive—is displaced here by abstract argument. (Illustrations)"
Ferro (Social Sciences/êcole des Hautes êtudes, Paris; The Russian Revolution of February 1917, 1972), an expert on the political details of the Russian Revolution, claims to offer new information in this political biography of Tsar Nicholas II. Read full book review >

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STEPPING STONES ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH by Astra Ferro
NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 2017

"A successful beginner's guide to spiritual growth and enlightenment."
A guide that lays out universal principals and ideas about spirituality. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING TO AMERICA by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2005

"Readers will be rooting for this plucky heroine as she struggles along to the 'ultimate destiny of power and stubbornness—adulthood.' (Fiction. 10-13)"
A class project is the catalyst for 13-year-old Linda Berati to learn about her illegal immigrant family's soul-crushing past in Albania, their difficult and dangerous journey to America, and how her mother got the long facial scar she has always refused to discuss. Read full book review >

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SOLDIER MOM by Alice Mead
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Nevertheless, her true compassion is reserved for the blameless, powerless Jas, who has no choice but to cope with the decisions of the adults around her. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Mead (Junebug and the Reverend, 1998, etc.) wants readers to know that war is hell, not only for the soldiers, but for the families they leave behind. Read full book review >

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CROSSING THE STARLIGHT BRIDGE by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"A believable and compelling portrayal of a Native American family coexisting with white society while retaining its own traditions. (Fiction. 8-12)"
After he watches her unwrap her ninth-birthday presents, Rayanne's father announces that he's leaving the family on the Penobscot reservation in Maine and traveling west. Read full book review >

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THE WAGON AND THE STAR by Margaret Mead
Released: Oct. 30, 1967

"Not a compendium, or comprehensive; a supplementary casebook for activists."
An author combine of cultural anthropologist and psychologist promulgates some general and specific truths about the nature of community action—and initiative—in America. Read full book review >

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YEAR OF NO RAIN by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2003

"The history, the land, and the determination of a band of refugees to care for each other are vividly evoked in this important work. (map, introduction) (Fiction. 8-12)"
The year 1999 in South Sudan was one of no rain and little mercy. Read full book review >