Search Results: "Patience H. C. Mason"


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WOODLAND LITTER CRITTERS ABC by Patience H. C. Mason
Released: June 1, 2014

"A book that will engage young readers with its unusual creatures and may inspire them to create their own."
A host of strange and delightful creatures made from seeds, leaves and vines populates the pages of this first children's book by the Masons (Recovering from the War, 1998). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"After the epistolary dynamo of Nin's correspondence with Henry Miller (A Literary Passion, 1987), this friendship on paper has all the power of an electric train set."
paper 0-8040-1007-2 Although Nin confided in her diary, "These are the letters which have kept my writing alive," the often banal correspondence is of less significance for her readers. Read full book review >

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BORN BRIGHT by C. Nicole Mason
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A thoughtful, well-crafted rejoinder to Claude Brown's half-century-old Manchild in the Promised Land, speaking to the power of hope and the institutional changes needed to make hope possible."
The aspirational story of a young African-American woman's rise from poverty. Read full book review >

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THESE HANDS by Margaret H. Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"For all the many titles that appear on segregation and protest for younger readers, this one stands tall not just for delving into a piece of labor history not previously covered, but for its ability to relate history with heart and resonance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With tenderness and pride, a grandfather shares the many skills of his hands with his grandson, who is a happy student. Read full book review >

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INSIDE ALL by Margaret H. Mason
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The images tend toward the abstract but are recognizable, creating a very gentle and quite moving bedtime story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mason and Welch present a story that folds in on itself and then out. Read full book review >

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RABBIT INN by Patience Brewster
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"The text's amiable spirit of cooperation and anticipation is beautifully extended in the illustrations; these rabbits, with their expressive, elongated ears, are captivating, while every detail of their domestic arrangements contributes to the theme of welcome and nurture. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pandora Lapinandro begins a monumental list of tasks that must be done before the arrival of mysterious, important guests. Read full book review >

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ROMANCE IS MY DAY JOB by Patience Bloom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"In the end, it's not romance but something more elusive that Bloom finds: intimacy. Romance may wane as the quotidian details of cohabitation intrude on hearts and flowers, but that's when true love begins."
A veteran editor of romance novels at Harlequin delivers a witty memoir of her history with romance. Read full book review >

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THE FANNIE FARMER JUNIOR COOKBOOK, Rev. ed. by Joan Scobey
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Index. (Cookbook. 10+)"
This third edition of a title last revised in 1957 reflects changes in nutritional attitudes and technology (microwaves, food processors) and includes dictionary-style chapters on basic ingredients and techniques, lists of equipment and utensils, safety, and menu planning. Read full book review >

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IT HAPPENED IN SCOTLAND by Patience Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A fun hop to scenic Scotland for the price of a paperback."
In a quaint Scottish village by the sea, a young American widow gets a second chance at love. Read full book review >