Search Results: "Nancy K. Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"This volume would be more compelling if Miller examined her own motives more closely. (photos, not seen)"
An unsatisfying amalgam of autobiography and literary criticism that achieves the dubious distinction of rendering its subject less, not more, interesting. Read full book review >

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BREATHLESS by Nancy K. Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Articulate, keen and satisfying."
A coming-of-age tale covering the author's 20s in Paris, where she studied, worked, lived on her own for the first time, fell in and out of love, and found solid ground beneath her feet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Painstakingly detailed at times, this quiet memoir is saved by Miller's deftly placed literary references, which offer an unusual, intellectual perspective on an often-told story."
A literature professor searches for her roots after her father's death, uncovering an intricate portrait of a Russian-Jewish immigrant family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2012

"Well-researched and insightful."
Bristow (History/Univ. of Puget Sound; Making Men Moral: Social Engineering During the Great War, 1996) unpacks the complex cultural, social and scientific effects of the 1918 influenza epidemic and reveals the American voices that fill the gap of a suppressed national memory. Read full book review >

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Marlon Brando by Nancy K. Peardon
Released: April 3, 2013

"A new, different twist on familiar Brando stories."
With her debut memoir, Marlon Brando's former executive assistant delivers a chatty tell-all about the often erratic Hollywood legend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Masterly scholarship that unravels the murderous racial, gender, and class resentments underpinning a terrorist organization as American as apple pie."
A well-researched and convincing analysis of the most powerful reactionary movement in American history: the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s. Read full book review >

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ANGELA AND THE BROKEN HEART by Nancy K. Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"A warm, funny story, sure to be popular with Angela's fans. (Fiction. 8-12)"
This third Angela story is a complex, episodic weave that follows the three Steele children through much of a school year, with second-grade Angela's concern for her teenage brother Nathaniel (his crush on the mysterious Lola seems to be one- sided) as the binding thread. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A grab-bag of helpful hints for parents and teachers, but far from comprehensive. (65 b&w photos, not seen)"
An art teacher shares miscellaneous tips and tricks to familiarize elementary-school children with the basic materials and awaken their creativity. Read full book review >

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Vegetable Kids in the Garden by Nancy J. Miller
Released: May 14, 2015

"An ample serving of entertainment, a full measure of health education, and a dash of Christian thought, perfectly blended and served in a nonpreachy way."
A clan of curious children and health-conscious grandparents discovers the joy of vegetables in Miller's (Fire Up Your Profile For LifeWork Success, 2012) Christian children's book.Read full book review >