Search Results: "Nancy Mathis"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2007

"If climate change means more violent weather, this will make a good primer for those not already vulnerable to the wrath of Mother Nature."
A ferocious day of twisters spotlights the fight to boost survival odds in Oklahoma's "Tornado Alley." Read full book review >

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THE FIFTH LEVEL by Edward Mathis
Released: April 1, 1992

"Mathis builds up the mystery skillfully before unveiling a secret—and a bloody climax—that should've been left on the cutting- room floor."
Two cases for moody Texas p.i. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE TRIBES OF HATTIE by Ayana Mathis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"An excellent debut that finds layers of pathos within a troubled clan."
The legacy of the Great Migration from the 1920s to the 1980s infuses this cutting, emotional collection of linked stories. Read full book review >

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THE BURNED WOMAN by Edward Mathis
Released: May 31, 1989

Texas private-eye Dan Roman's fifth case (following From a High Place, etc.) strikes even closer to home than usual: following the invasion of his home by Mickey Conrad—a randy rock-star whom Dan's journalist wife Susie wants to interview—the Romans quarrel and separate; Susie goes to interview Conrad; reportedly leaves his compound . . .and disappears. Read full book review >

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Confused Spice by Mathis Bailey

"An excellent read, especially for those who love cooking, romance, and realistically poignant LGBT themes."
In Bailey's debut novel, a blossoming relationship between a gay man and his allegedly straight neighbor begins through the art of cooking. Read full book review >

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EARTHSONG by Sally Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"The music is included on the back of the jacket. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Olive Wadsworth's well-known verse, ``Over in the Meadow,'' has been adapted into a folksong by Rogers; now that song becomes a rollicking read-aloud counting book that glows with rich, jewel-like colors. Read full book review >

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THE TURTLE AND THE MOON by Charles Turner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"A lovely idyll, with just enough story to hold attention. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A solitary turtle observes a daily round of sunning, swimming, and withdrawing into his shell for the night—until one evening he finds an unusual companion: the moon. Read full book review >

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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

GRANDAD BILL'S SONG by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 1994

"An unusually sensitive and carefully wrought evocation of the impact of a death on a loving family.(Picture book. 4-8)"
Jon asks a question of the others who were close to Grandad too: "What did you do on the day Grandad died?" Read full book review >

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WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY TO BE A COW by Carolyn Lesser
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 23, 1995

"Month by month, Lesser and Mathis create an exuberant paean to life. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What a wonderful way to teach children the months of the year, on a farm where every living thing is snug and secure. Read full book review >

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ZIP, ZIP...HOMEWORK by Nancy  Poydar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Great visual details—check out Ms. Patience's ankle tattoo and the subtle face incorporated into the backpack's many pockets—and pointed text make for a worthwhile read. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Violet has chosen a bright pink backpack on wheels with so many openings with zippers and snaps that she doesn't really know what to do with them all, and—uh-oh. Read full book review >