Search Results: "Patricia Reid-Merritt"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 1996

"Straightforward and insightful, Reid-Merritt's study offers valuable insights into a significant subject. (Author tour)"
A provocative investigation into the lives of African-American women who have achieved leadership roles in American society despite the barriers of sexism and racism. Read full book review >

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THE DREADFUL FATE OF JONATHAN YORK by Kory Merritt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Poor Jonathan York, condemned to newfound self-confidence and awed listeners wherever he goes. (Graphic fantasy. 11-14)"
A night in the swamp converts a mild-mannered clerk into a wily yarn spinner in this hair-raising tribute to the life-changing power of stories. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2006

"Merritt's prose is affable and folksy, but his meandering story lacks grit and wit."
Merritt's memoir of his early days as a lawyer in coastal Oregon falls flat. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The definitive account of one of Hollywood's most notorious scandals."
What really happened between Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Virginia Rappe in that San Francisco hotel room on September 5, 1921? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 1999

"Fragmented and muddled, with considerable solid research gone to waste. (125 illus.)"
A brief and remarkably dull history of the creature comforts, from indoor flush toilets to microwave ovens, that are taken for granted in homes today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"For anyone excited by the wood, brick, stone, and mortar of how Americans have expressed themselves in their choice of shelter, this multistory book is zoned for pleasure. (First serial to American Heritage)"
A guided tour of the floor plan of American civilization, noting the evolution of the American home—from structure to function, from heating to plumbing, and from colonial times to today. Read full book review >

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THE CULTURE OF HOPE FOUNDED ON FAITH by Susan Merritt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2017

"A touching, if problematic, testament to the power of faith in a time of trial."
A memoir of Christian faith that focuses on a family crisis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE ME BACK by Merritt Tierce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"The cold and honest confessions of a damaged young woman who lives to serve."
An emotionally barren waitress hustles her way through life, dulled by sex, drugs and self-inflicted burns. Read full book review >

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THE COMMON BOND by Donigan Merritt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Not exactly Catherine and Heathcliff, but still an engaging journey through passion and redemption."
Man gets girl…man loses girl…man gets (new) girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Highly emotive images of childhood."
A rangy, gripping collection of childhood photographs complemented by a modest, interpretive text. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Short on innovation."
A tiresome survey of new technologies. Read full book review >