Search Results: "Myra McEntire"


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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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INFINITYGLASS by Myra McEntire
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Teen romance with, as Dr. Who (one of those pop-culture referents) might say, some 'timey-wimey stuff' makes for good fun. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Teens race to save time and space in this fast-paced third book. Read full book review >

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HOURGLASS by Myra McEntire
Released: May 14, 2011

"The ambitious combination of paranormal romance and sci-fi action leads to some pacing problems but also makes for a refreshing read. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Troubled teen Emerson Cole returns to her Southern hometown and old "haunts" in this genre-blending story. 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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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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LIGHTBRINGER by K.D.  McEntire
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Creative ideas outpace the writing quality. (Paranormal romance. 12-17)"
Wendy struggles to hold her personal life together while performing the Lightbringer duties of reaping souls of the dead. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2017

"An intimate work with exceptional personal tales that overshadow the author's broader thoughts on sorrow."
A Baptist pastor recounts his experiences with grief in the wake of his wife's death. Read full book review >

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NEVER by K.D.  McEntire
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Easily the best book in the trilogy. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
Left powerless and near death in Reaper (2012), Wendy must unravel the mysteries of her Reaper family before the Lady Walker's evil plans reach fruition. Read full book review >

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REAPER by K.D.  McEntire
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 24, 2012

"What could be interesting worldbuilding drowns in infelicitous prose and inexplicable machinations. (Fantasy. 13-15)"
Urban fantasy whose original ideas aren't sustained by the overall package. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Families actively involved in a similar heartbreaking journey don't need to read of another family's pain—rather, they'll benefit more from some more succinct, well-organized help for day-to-day survival than is presented here."
Teacher and entrepreneur Anna Johannessen was 37 when first diagnosed with breast cancer; after a spirited, valiant eight- year battle with the disease, she died, leaving two children (ages 11 and 13), her husband, and legions of devoted friends. Read full book review >