Search Results: "Peggy McCracken"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2014

"Solid research with wide appeal."
Intriguing exploration of how the Buddha's story was appropriated across languages and cultures into a legendary Christian saint. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, GORILLA by Peggy Rathmann
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 1994

"Delightful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As the sleepy keeper bids him good night, Gorilla snitches his keys; then he creeps after him, letting the other animals out. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2008

"Notable for its spare, intense prose and the author's self-deprecating frankness about her failures as well as those of her loved ones."
Novelist McCracken (Niagara Falls All Over Again, 2001, etc.) relates her struggle to deal with the tragedy of a stillborn son. Read full book review >

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THE GIANT'S HOUSE by Elizabeth McCracken
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1996

"A promising idea, ultimately disappointing in execution: McCracken's first novel lacks the one aspect vital to its success- -concern for the lovers. (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
McCracken's eccentric debut tale of a prim librarian's secret passion for the town giant presents an intriguing premise—one that is finally muted, unfortunately, by the excessively restrained tone of the narrator. Read full book review >

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JUST BREATH NORMALLY by Peggy Shumaker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 21, 2007

"An entrancing meditation on absolution and memory."
In this entry in Tobias Wolff's American Lives series, Shumaker displays a rare gift to reinterpret what often seems like wanton aggression. Read full book review >

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WHEN ZEFFIE GOT A CLUE by Peggy Darty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2008

"A pleasant cozy with a slow pace but engaging characters."
Handed a clue to an unsolved murder, Christy Castleman (When Bobbie Sang the Blues, 2007) discovers who killed a former neighbor. Read full book review >

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WHEN BOBBIE SANG THE BLUES by Peggy Darty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 20, 2007

"A run-of-the-mill cozy with pleasant characters and some good ideas for dealing with all that junk stored in the attic."
A mystery writer's sleuthing skills are tested by a real-life murder. Read full book review >

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LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS by Peggy Noonan
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"Fun to read, skillfully written with guess-who-this-is anecdotes, but still inside a beltway of the mind. (Author tour)"
Former Reagan speechwriter Noonan (What I Saw at the Revolution, 1990) reflects on life outside the Beltway with charm and wit—and a privileged insider's view. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Establishment writing about a brilliant rebel—barely a start at chronicling this Will Rogers of economics."
Brief and tame biography of the colorful and renowned economist and cultural critic, by Lamson (In the Vanguard: Six American Women in Public Life, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Relentlessly positive in tone, Grande's narrative never dives deeply enough to reward readers' time."
Ronald Reagan's former personal assistant reminisces. Read full book review >

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Released: April 15, 2002

"An inspiring and hard-to-put-down celebration of natural childbirth."
A joyous account, packed with warm and wonderful stories, though tinged at the end with sorrow. Read full book review >

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GIRLS AND SEX by Peggy Orenstein
NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2016

"Ample, valuable information on the way young women in America perceive and react to their sexual environment."
An examination of the newest trends in the sex lives of young women in America. Read full book review >