Search Results: "Nancy E. Turner"


BOOK REVIEW

MY NAME IS RESOLUTE by Nancy E. Turner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"A fitting story about resiliency, ingenuity and heroism."
Turner's (The Star Garden, 2007, etc.) historical novel, set principally in the New World between 1729 and 1781, follows the life of a woman who struggles to control her own destiny and then uses her skills to help found a new country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 1998

"A lushly satisfying romance, period-authentic, with true-grit pioneering. (First serial to Good Housekeeping)"
A convivial period tale of adventure, love, and marriage, featuring a spunky gun-toting heroine and the brave-hearted soldier she comes to love. ``These is'' the late-19th-century words of Sarah Prine (whose grammar will improve considerably by the close of the yarn) as she tells the story of her family's trek from their Oregon home to Arizona—a journey that takes a terrible toll, including the death of Papa from a wound in a Comanche attack, a brother's loss of a leg, and the killing of friends who are traveling in the same wagon train. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRISTMAS HOUSE by Ann Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Such a promising concept requires a visual and verbal feast- -like a roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings—but all we get for this Christmas is white bread and thin gravy. (Poetry/Picture book. 5-8)"
The spirit of Christmas is examined through the eyes of each member of a family, including pets, the table, even the house itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY NAME IS TRUTH by Ann Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"When used in concert with other sources, a powerful life of a determined woman who rose from slavery to preach for freedom. (author's note, photograph, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
An American story of an extraordinary woman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"A winner through and through. (Short stories. 8-14)"
All the bases are truly covered in this uncommon collection of stories that are a cut above the usual baseball fare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

"Grade school never looked so good. (Fiction. 10+)"
Laughing so hard that milk comes out of your nose; crossing the finish line first in the three-legged race; harboring a secret crush on someone with whom you have never spoken. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEHIND THE BEDROOM WALL by Laura E. Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 1996

"With scattered, stiff b&w illustrations. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A loyal member of Hitler's JungmÑdel has some choices to make when she discovers that her parents are hiding a Jewish family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK LOVE by Nancy A. Collins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Utterly ghastly but, ugh, at times inspired."
Twenty-two delvings into horror, lust, madness, flying blood, and defiled flesh. Read full book review >

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NANCY MACLEAN
by Jody Seaborn

It seems inevitable the phrase “vast right-wing conspiracy” will pop into your head while reading Duke University historian Nancy MacLean’s disquieting Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. After all, the phrase made famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s popped into MacLean’s head a few times while she researched and wrote her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GROW UP by Sandy Turner
by Sandy Turner, illustrated by Sandy Turner
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"He also gives suggested ages as 4-88, which says it all. (Picture book. 4+)"
"What are you going to be when you grow up?" is the question that kicks off this career-minded frolic and what follows is one boy's epic response. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO BROKE THE VASE? by Jeffrey Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An interesting debut, one that may instigate discussion, emotion, and, yes, even laughs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A broken vase, an eyewitness, and a cast of improbable suspects lead to one surprise ending in this celebration of the whopper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO AM I? by Jeffrey Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"With full force of knowing right from wrong, readers will jump at the chance to chime in with the repeated admonishment: 'You are a rabbit!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
A rabbit with a madcap imagination pretends to be many other animals. Read full book review >