Search Results: "Myra Hargrave McIlvain"


BOOK REVIEW

STEIN HOUSE by Myra Hargrave McIlvain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2013

"A wonderful slice of history that animates mid-19th century Texas."
Historical fiction is anything but boring in McIlvain's (Legacy, 2012, etc.) latest work. Read full book review >

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The Doctor's Wife by Myra Hargrave McIlvain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"A novel that vividly brings history to life, but its heroine's development feels incomplete."
McIlvain's (Stein House, 2013, etc.) immersive historical prequel portrays the birth of a Texas town through the eyes of a young immigrant.Read full book review >

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ROSALIND by Myra Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Rites of passage for the boomers—whose angsts, even when life-threatening, seem overanalyzed and overblown—coolly observed in taut, edgy prose."
In one of those literate and hip novels that are more about the head than the heart, an unexpected encounter with mortality is the catalyst for a family of urban sophisticates to examine their lives and finally grow up. Read full book review >

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TIMEPIECE by Myra McEntire
Released: June 12, 2012

"Clearly a sequel but still makes time fly by. (Paranormal thriller. 14 & up)"
Bad boy Kaleb Ballard struggles with his empathic powers and complicated relationships in this sequel to Hourglass (2011). Read full book review >

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WHISTLING by Myra Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Cool, brittle, but interesting vignettes containing echoes of Grace Paley's warmer, more full-bodied world."
If certain story collections resemble novels without connective tissue, this debut volume (parts of which appeared in Ploughshares and the Massachusetts Review) reads like autobiography torn apart and reconstructed by a sharp, active wit. Read full book review >

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MOTHER MARY by Myra Sherman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"Sherman's insider knowledge illuminates this compassionate character study."
In her debut novel, social worker Sherman (Jailed, 2011) paints a vivid portrait of an older homeless woman in custody on a psychiatric ward. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2003

"The story catches the pioneer feel of the venture: plain, fraught, moments when Hargrave thinks she's the luckiest person in the world, and then the opposing winds—personal, meteorological, economic—that buffet all settlers to new country."
The folksy but original story of bringing into existence Long Island's first fine winery. Read full book review >

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B IS FOR BABY by Myra Cohn Livingston
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The babies—in a multiracial array—are portrayed in inventive photographs that convey the children as strong individuals; when photo and poem mesh, the result can be quite winsome. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A photograph album of ordinary verses about extraordinary babies by a poet (Festivals, p. 456, etc.) who has written more portentous works, but perhaps not such personal ones. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE JANE BATTLES BEDTIME by Myra Wolfe
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"While references to 'juicy' living seem a bit cutesy and out of step with the pirate theme, the bedtime story is satisfying, and casting a little girl as a pirate is downright refreshing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a pirate/bedtime-story mash-up, a little girl resists sleeping until she realizes that some shut-eye will restore her "formidable oomph." Read full book review >

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GRAMEE AND HER WHIPPERSNAPPER BOYS by Myra  Gowans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2011

"More likely to appeal to toddlers, this colorful, fun illustrative story inspires children to be proud of their differences. (Picture book. 1-8)"
Gowans' children's picture book features the loving relationship between a grandmother and her grandsons as they explore the natural world around them and celebrate differences in nature and ourselves. Read full book review >