Search Results: "Nancy Ruth Patterson"


BOOK REVIEW

A SIMPLE GIFT by Nancy Ruth Patterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2003

"Through Patterson's use of theater terms, newspaper articles, and children's questionnaires, this progresses interestingly, the pieces coming together beautifully for a conclusion that will satisfy its young readers. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Carrie, 10, has caught the acting bug, especially when she finds out that her mother's award-winning children's book is being staged in her mother's hometown in North Carolina. Read full book review >

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ELLIE EVER by Nancy Ruth Patterson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A decent start poorly realized. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nine-year-old Ellie and her mother live in a shelter following the loss of Ellie's farrier father, their home, the family dog and all their possessions in a hurricane. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WINNER’S WALK by Nancy Ruth Patterson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 13, 2006

"However, Case is a sympathetic, appealing hero, and readers will root for him as he makes an important decision that shows what being a winner is really about. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Everyone in Case Callahan's family is a winner—except for Case. Read full book review >

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THE SHINIEST ROCK OF ALL by Nancy Ruth Patterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 1991

Robert is out of sorts. Read full book review >

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Cowgirls and Indians by Nancy Ruth Lindquist
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A unique tale of one woman's progress and redemption, perfect for readers who enjoy philosophizing about God and motorcycles."
A young widow rides across Minnesota to attend a motorcycle rally in South Dakota, engaging in a spiritual journey of self-discovery along the way in Lindquist's debut romance. 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

MY NO, NO, NO DAY! by Rebecca Patterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Its elemental nature will bring the point home to the youngest readers, though it does not replace the classic Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bella has a daylong (leading to a long-day) case of the grumps, and she shares them with each and all. Read full book review >

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THE LION AND THE GYPSY by Geoffrey Patterson
Released: Feb. 1, 1990

Like Ringgold (above), Patterson expands on an idea found in a painting; his inspiration, however, is not his own work but Henri Rousseau's enigmatic The Sleeping Gypsy. Read full book review >

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JONAH AND THE WHALE by Geoffrey Patterson
ANIMALS
Released: March 12, 1992

"An acceptable additional edition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An accessible but undistinguished simplification of the Bible story, with the gratuitous addition that Jonah is a man ostracized by his neighbors because he's so lazy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONSUMPTION by Kevin Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"An all-but-vanished world is brought thrillingly to life, in one of the best debuts novels in recent memory."
The Canadian Arctic is the setting for this elegiac and intricately patterned first novel, the work of an Ontario short-story writer (Country of Cold, 2003, etc.) and memoirist. Read full book review >

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THE JERICHO COMMANDMENT by James Patterson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 9, 1979

"Dachau Two' indeed, because, though hero David does ultimately prevent total carnage, the author clearly panders to paranoia and revenge-lust throughout; and this sort of junk hysteria can only be bad news for those with genuine, serious concern about today's anti-Semitism."
The latest, and surely the most confused, in a recent flurry of novels that seem to be competing for selection by the Jewish Defense League (JDL) Read full book review >