Search Results: "Rachel Toor"


BOOK REVIEW

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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PERSONAL RECORD by Rachel Toor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2008

"Narcissus in Nikes."
Running Times senior writer Toor (Writing/Eastern Washington Univ.; The Pig and I: Why It's So Easy to Love an Animal, and So Hard to Love a Man, 2005, etc.) charts her transformation from exercise-resistant "pretentious little intellectual" in college to 40-something ultramarathoner. Read full book review >

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ON THE ROAD TO FIND OUT by Rachel Toor
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 10, 2014

"Warm, funny and wise. (Fiction. 12-18)"
In a light and gently humorous romance, self-centered Alice learns to run, to cope with disappointment and to consider other people's feelings. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"When Toor bemoaned the qualifications of those who sit in judgment, she could have been looking in the mirror."
A boorish, cynical look at the college-admissions process, from a former admissions officer (with only three years' experience). 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

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 >

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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 >

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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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WALK SOFTLY, RACHEL by Kate Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"Absorbing, powerful, remarkable. (Fiction. 11-15)"
"I used to have a brother," begins Rachel, 14, as she tells her story and that of her dead older brother, having found his journal. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Forget the historical theory: This is a profile in courage, the story of how a women with ingenuity, determination, and faith in God and herself survivedand eventually prospered. (9 b&w photos, not seen)"
A moving memoir of an unusual Jewish immigrant experience: homesteading in North Dakota around the turn of the century. Read full book review >

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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 >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON, RACHEL & ME by Peter B. Boody
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 19, 2012

"An engrossing, haunting story about making up for lost time."
In Boody's supernatural debut, Thomas Jefferson returns from the dead to the 21st century. Read full book review >