Search Results: "R. Timothy Curran"


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Released: May 23, 2013

"Nicely structured and insightful but by no means comprehensive."
A well-written, simple—at times too simple—treatise on investing, with an emphasis on the value of financial planning. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2009

"A happy marriage of professional scholarship and childlike enthusiasm."
The latest entry in the Penguin Library of American Indian History traces the history and evolving theories about the large city of Cahokia, which sprang up near the current St. Louis, Mo., around 1050 CE. Read full book review >

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WEE AND THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by Timothy R. Gaffney
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"For a fun take-off on aviation history, pair this imaginative blend of historical fact and animal fiction with Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole's The Wright Brothers (2003), where mice are comic observers of the event. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's wonderful to be a mouse in 1903, thinks Wee, who lives with his wife and two mousekins in a bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, where they publish Mouse News for the mouse neighborhood: Wee writes the stories, Mama runs the printing press, and the youngsters sell the papers. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA TAKES ME TO THE MOON by Timothy R. Gaffney
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Most readers will appreciate the romance of the lunar landing; adults will have a renewed feeling of affection for those exciting days. (Picture book. 4+)"
The narrator, a boy (or a short-haired girl), listens to his astronaut-grandfather's bedtime story about his trip to the moon and imagines himself along for the ride. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Fun and informative, though the slackadaisical writing style eventually proves tiresome. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
A slow-moving but enjoyable appreciation and history of pitching and pitchers. Read full book review >

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SHIFT by Kim Curran
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"One of the first from a new imprint dedicated to speculative fiction for teens; a promising beginning. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
If you could remake any decision you have made, would you? Read full book review >

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WHORES ON THE HILL by Colleen Curran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2005

"Quick-moving, cleanly written: a promising start for Curran."
Arresting first novel about a Milwaukee 15-year-old and her two best friends, the "sluts of Sacred Heart." Read full book review >

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AGATHA CHRISTIE by John Curran
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"Not a book to read in one sitting, but one to love: a sumptuous buffet for fans who wish the Queen of Crime had lived forever."
Following Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks (2009), which scrutinized the early stages of some two-dozen novels by the legendary mystery novelist, Christie expert Curran returns to exhume and analyze selected entries from her 73 notebooks dealing with dozens of other novels and stories. Read full book review >