Search Results: "PZ Myers"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HAPPY ATHEIST by PZ Myers
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Unlikely to change a single mind or cause even the slightest shift in perspective."
This series of scattershot attacks on all varieties of religion suggests that it's as pointless to argue with a true nonbeliever as it is with a true believer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY PEN by Christopher Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Poignant, vulnerable, wise. (Picture book. 7-12)"
A boy describes everything his pen can do, from the literal to the metaphorical. Read full book review >

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TIME OF THE WITCHES by Anna Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Nevertheless, it's a moodily readable take on a story that continues to fascinate. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Myers overlays a melancholy love story on top of the Salem Witch Trials. Read full book review >

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ETHAN BETWEEN US by Anna Myers
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Readers will only wish the discussion, curtailed abruptly when Ethan heroically attempts to save a retarded girl in a fire, could have been brought to a more prosaic, less explosive, ending. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Myers (The Keeping Room, 1997, etc.) returns to the red-dirt section of Oklahoma, exploring the line between inspiration and madness. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S CHAIR by Anna Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Though some twists, such as Robin's pursuit of hunky student Kash Edge while still supposedly in charge, aren't all that funny, her chatty narrative and sometimes-misplaced self-confidence keep the tone light. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In a distinct change of pace, Myers turns in a screwball comedy. Read full book review >

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HOGGEE by Anna Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Howard's a nice young man and well-drawn, and the time and place are well-evoked. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Fourteen-year-old Howard Gardner is a hoggee, a boy who drives the mules that pull boats along the Erie Canal in the 1830s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANCING WITH DEATH by Amy Myers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"Suffering succotash! The feisty heroine Myers (Classic at Bay, 2016, etc.) places at the center of this new series has an affinity for food-based alliteration and a knack for discovering secrets. Like so many other cozies harkening back to the past, it supplies plenty of suspects and a surprise ending."
A chef suddenly finds herself acting as a detective in Jazz Age England. Read full book review >

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AS THE WORLD CHURNS by Tamar Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Fans of the clever, sarcastic, engaging Magdalena will doubtless find this adventure just as rollicking as all her others (Hell Hath No Curry, 2006, etc.), even if they're hard-pressed to find much mystery."
A fast-talking Mennonite innkeeper's latest scheme for publicizing her inn puts her loved ones in danger. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF PIE by Tamar Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"Magdalena may be smart and amusing, but her atrocious alliterative amalgamations will alienate many a reader."
The maven of Mennonite mysteries is at it again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAZZ by Walter Dean Myers
FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2006

"This offering stands as a welcome addition to the literature of jazz: In a genre all too often done poorly for children, it stands out as one of the few excellent treatments. (Picture book/poetry. 8+)"
A cycle of 15 poems and vivid, expressive paintings celebrate that most American genre of music: jazz. Read full book review >

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WINGS by Christopher Myers
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Ikarus himself. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Myers (Black Cat, 1999, etc.) comes into his own as a children's-book writer, as well as illustrator, with his second solo picture book. Read full book review >