Search Results: "Rachel Pepper"


BOOK REVIEW

PEPPER by Marjorie Shaffer
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"A vividly told story of a common spice's uncommon history."
Science writer and former business reporter Shaffer traces the action-packed, often bloody trail of black pepper from its uses in ancient times as a cure-all to the intense rivalries among the Portuguese, Dutch and English to control the pepper trade in Indonesia to the rise of 19th-century American pepper merchants. Read full book review >

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RACHEL by Amy Ehrlich
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2003

"Maybe Carson's sense of wonder will inspire future environmentalists. (bibliography, epilogue) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Ehrlich's biography of the noted environmentalist covers much ground, from her early years in Pennsylvania, to research at Woods Hole Marine Laboratory, to Maine and her environmental writings. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Lovers of pepper will rejoice over this combination cookbook and history lesson."
A complete guide to this complex, mysterious and often overlooked kitchen staple. Read full book review >

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KILLING RACHEL by Anne Cassidy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"For enthusiastic fans of amateur detectives only. (Mystery. 12-16)"
A limp murder mystery, needlessly prolonged. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2012

"Each of these intimate tales of self-discovery are so brief as to be nearly indistinguishable, but the collection's overall effect gives voice to the desperate need for language to cope with one of the most socially challenging states of being."
A stark, important anthology of essays by mothers of transgender and gender variant children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEPPER & POE by Frann Preston-Gannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"A sparkling addition to the new-sibling bookshelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Life is good for Pepper, the household's only cat, until Poe arrives—now nothing will be the same, as the new siblings navigate toys, space, and ultimately, friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RACHEL CARSON by Ellen Levine
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"The contrast between the liveliness and elegance of Carson's words with Levine's respectful and honest reportage amplifies the reader's admiration for a woman who cared for her friends and family, yet dedicated her life to making the world a better place. (Biography. 10+)"
The combination of Rachel Carson's gift for writing with her passion for science and understanding the natural world catapulted her into prominence with the publication of Silent Spring, truly one of those books that changed the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 1995

"Darting, fresh, sensuous, pleasingly elliptical at times, these letters also serve to tether the increasingly deified Carson firmly to earth — just where she'd want to be."
A profusion of artful letters, the greater part from the mellifluous pen of Carson, detailing everyday life while writing The Edge of the Sea and Silent Spring. Read full book review >

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RACHEL CARSON by Linda Lear
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Call this biography definitive. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sweeping, analytic, first-class biography of Rachel Carson from Lear (Environmental History/George Washington Univ.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE'S TO YOU, RACHEL ROBINSON by Judy Blume
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A good, solid, working-the-family-problem story, with sure appeal for fans. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Blume returns to the trio of seventh graders introduced in Just as Long as We're Together (1987), where Stephanie's narration was colored by her parents' new separation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG CAT PEPPER by Elizabeth Partridge
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"The entirely secular explanation of death and the fact that there is no substitution pet added to the family in the end make this a very worthwhile addition to bibliotheraputic literature for the young. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"Mama, me, and Pepper, / always been this way. / Never been without him, / even for a day." Read full book review >

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ASSAULT AND PEPPER by Tamar Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A silly plot and forced humor spiced by distinctions between the Amish and the Mennonites. Much spicier are six chili recipes, including such unusual ingredients as dumplings, chorizo and egg."
The Beechy Grove Mennonite Church chili cook-off becomes the send-off for Rev. Schrock. Read full book review >