Search Results: "Myra Wolfe"


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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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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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SOLDIER'S STORIES by Myra Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 7, 2016

"A tribute to soldiers packed with intriguing, vibrant details that make this a valuable addition to America's historical record."
A family honors World War II veterans in this extensive book recounting their experiences. 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 >

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LOOK! by Gillian Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Brief biographies of each artist follow the body of the text. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Wolfe, head of education at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, uses 18 paintings to hone observation skills and teach art history. Read full book review >

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LOOK! by Gillian Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A lively and sophisticated introduction to the art of close reading a painting. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-12)"
A well-chosen selection of paintings spanning the centuries serves as examples of how artists convey meaning. Read full book review >

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ENDANGERED SPECIES by Gene Wolfe
Released: March 20, 1989

A substantial collection of 34 tales, many previously uncollected, from the renowned author of, most recently, There Are Doors (1988), ranging from horror and fantasy to speculative and hard science fiction. Read full book review >

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THE LAST BILLABLE HOUR by Susan *Wolfe
Released: March 21, 1989

Flawed but appealing: a mystery debut set at a Silicon Valley law firm, with amusingly precise glimpses of attorney gamesmanship and a mostly endearing (somewhat overdrawn) nebbish-hero. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

"Too cluttered, and blemished by sly jibes at Judaism and Christianity, but still memorable as travelogue and Islamic apologetic."
A rare firsthand account, by an American writer and recent Muslim convert, of a journey to the geographical heart of ``the least understood of the world's great religions.'' Wolfe postpones his trip to Mecca until the second half of his narrative, preceding it with a colorful but meandering description of his sojourn in Morocco. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Wolfe reduces an electrifying tale of power and disgrace into a lifeless narrative, and compelling figures into straw men. (Frist serial to Vanity Fair; Literary Guild selection)"
Both more and less than you wanted to know about the scandalous downfall of the chief judge of New York State's Court of Appeals. Read full book review >

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THE NEW JOURNALISM by Tom Wolfe
Released: June 6, 1973