Search Results: "Murray Kimber"


BOOK REVIEW

JOSEPHA by Jim McGugan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Cherish it. (Fiction/Picture book. 6-12)"
In 1900, teenage Josepha is an immigrant boy who is leaving school to work. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT VOICES by Kate Hovey
POETRY
Released: March 1, 2004

"Despite long endnotes, readers already familiar with the Greek and Roman pantheons will be in the best position to by moved, amused, and captivated by this gallery of powerful figures expressing powerful, but also very human, feelings. (Poetry. 12+)"
Hovey follows up Arachne Speaks (2001) with nearly two dozen equally strong, expressionistic poems, introducing Olympians and other immortals either in their own voices, or through the eyes of Ganymede, their once-mortal cupbearer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Neither pedantic nor self-righteous, but filled with doubt, misgivings, and contradictions in striving for a balance between desire and responsibility: exemplary ethical foraging."
A self-examination of the hunter's place in our world, and the author's own quest to discover a moral and physical space within it. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Melissa Müller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"An invaluable complement to an immortal testimony."
Anne Frank, before and after the diary, with many new details and a fresh, welcome perspective. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Meticulously researched and engrossing, this is likely to become a standard popular history of Athens during its century of greatness. (56 b&w illustrations)"
In a broader and more thorough, though less lively, treatment of classical Athens than James Davidson's Courtesans and Fishcakes (see p. 943), Meier (Ancient History/Univ. of Munich) methodically examines the brief flash of brilliance that was Athens, from its victory over the Persians at Marathon in 490 b.c. through the death of Socrates four generations later. Read full book review >

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The Fragrant Ones by A. R. Kimber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"An evocative depiction of the natures of womanhood and discipleship."
A debut novel in which two young women separated by centuries seek personal redemption. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE THAT ZACK BUILT by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Perfect for giggling and sharing and right on target for lap-time reading. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A new version of a beloved classic. Read full book review >

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I CAN RUN  by Murray Head
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A book new readers will want to take a peek at. (Early reader. 5-7)"
A day in the life of a squirrel for new readers. Read full book review >

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LOCAS by Yxta Murray Murray
Released: May 1, 1997

"A female Scarface, this straightforward narrative charts the rise and fall of Latin gangsters on L.A.'s mean streets with considerable documentary fervor but not much depth. (Regional author tour)"
A deadly serious debut about Chicana girl gangs in Los Angeles that seems written with a sociology text in one hand, a slang dictionary in the other, and Geraldo on the tube. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2002

"Challenging, satisfying, elegant."
Following the bestselling From Dawn to Decadence (2000), a sampler of Barzun's writings, selected and edited by his biographer, demonstrating again the depth and breadth of his learning, the originality of his thinking, and his commitment to speak to the general reader in engaging, intelligent prose. Read full book review >

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AFTER A DEAD DOG by Colin Murray
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"An elaborately written debut with atmosphere aplenty."
A Scottish writer still entranced by an old flame is drawn into her family's murderous dysfunction. Read full book review >

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DEVIL'S JUGGLER by Murray Smith
Released: March 1, 1993

"British TV writer Smith's debut is immensely promising in individual scenes and episodes—especially in Lucco's gripping, believably heroic story—but overslung, overinsistent, and finally anticlimactic in its so-what holocaust."
First novel about an attempt by British Intelligence to bring down Colombian druglord Pablo Envigado by placing an agent among the upper-level ranks of the Medell°n cartel—an attempt that's tragically undermined by unwitting cross-plotting among Envigado's enemies. Read full book review >