Search Results: "Nell Casey"


BOOK REVIEW

UNHOLY GHOST by Nell Casey
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 7, 2001

"Administer in small doses at sensible intervals—or expect a serious side-effect: depression."
An uneven collection of 22 essays and excerpts on the subject of depression by a wide assortment of writers. Read full book review >

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AN UNCERTAIN INHERITANCE by Nell Casey
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"A beautifully written but painful series of meditations."
A kaleidoscopic vision of what it means to care for an ailing relative. Read full book review >

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KNITTING NELL by Julie Jersild Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2006

"Nell's unusual tenacity and generous way of coping with a bully add enlightenment to an all-too-common occurrence in children's lives everywhere. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The school life of pleasant Nell was changed when another student told her "she had a voice like a cricket with a pillow over its head." Read full book review >

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NELL GWYN by Charles Beauclerk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Such a compelling subject demands a better telling."
Nell Gwyn, daughter of a boozy, brawling bawd and a missing father, rises to fame on the English stage and to fortune in the court of her lover, King Charles II. Read full book review >

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MIGHTY CASEY by James Preller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

As a writer of verse, Preller, author of Six Innings (2008), makes an excellent prose novelist. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNALS OF SPALDING GRAY by Spalding Gray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 2011

"A journey into a darkness too deep for hope to brighten."
The troubled ruminations of the celebrated actor and writer, entries that darken as they approach his death by suicide in 2004. Read full book review >

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FINDING CASEY by Jo-Ann Mapson
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Readers drawn in by Mapson's warmhearted style should not overlook how rigidly she divides the line between good and evil, right and wrong."
Mapson follows the ever-so-uplifting characters she developed in Solomon's Oak (2010) to their new home in Sante Fe, N.M., where they face past demons as they build their future. Read full book review >

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CASEY STENGEL by Marty Appel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"One of the more skilled biographies baseball fans could hope to find."
Sports journalist Appel (Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss, 2012, etc.) delves deeply into the baseball career and personal life of Casey Stengel (1890-1975), a solid player and legendary manager. Read full book review >

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CASEY JONES by Allan Drummond
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2001

Casey Jones, the King of the Iron Horse when the railroads ruled the land, gets polished to a hero's gleam in Drummond's rhymed telling of the stormy night he died. Read full book review >

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NELL OF BRANFORD HALL by William Wise
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Though the act from which this story springs merits commemoration, the inner and outer devastation wrought by disease is more vividly captured in Cynthia DeFelice's Apprenticeship of Lucas Whittaker (1996) and Anna Myers's Graveyard Girl (1995). (Fiction. 11-13)"
Loosely connected to historical events, this tale of a 17th-century English town that isolated itself to prevent the plague from spreading celebrates selfless courage, but it does so at some distance, and within the confines of a contrived, ordinary story. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Walsh manages only a broken-bat blooper in this disappointing plate appearance."
The 1888 birth and subsequent celebrity of the rollicking baseball ballad by Ernest L. Thayer. Read full book review >