Search Results: "Richelle Mead"


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THE GLITTERING COURT by Richelle Mead
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 5, 2016

"A historical-hodgepodge guilty pleasure. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
A runaway countess escapes an arranged marriage through a business that brings brides to the most eligible bachelors of the New World of Adoria. Read full book review >

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SOUNDLESS by Richelle Mead
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Readers hoping for non-Western fantasy alternatives need to look elsewhere. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Bestselling teen author Mead weaves Chinese folklore, themes of family, courage, and loyalty, plus her signature romance into her first stand-alone fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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GAMEBOARD OF THE GODS by Richelle Mead
Released: June 4, 2013

"While Mead's many fans may rejoice in the appearance of her new series, this complicated and often unsatisfying tale raises many more questions than it answers."
Mead's latest series centers around a bleak future in which organized religion is controlled by the government following the global incursion of a deadly disease. Read full book review >

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MARGARET MEAD by Joan Mark
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

Mead's remarkable 50 years of work in the field of anthropology are retold in this inspiring biography in the Oxford Portraits in Science series. Read full book review >

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YEAR OF NO RAIN by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2003

"The history, the land, and the determination of a band of refugees to care for each other are vividly evoked in this important work. (map, introduction) (Fiction. 8-12)"
The year 1999 in South Sudan was one of no rain and little mercy. Read full book review >

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RUTH BENEDICT by Margaret Mead
Released: Sept. 1, 1974

"Mead's portrait is followed by a selection from the essential Benedict (on cultural configurations, Zuni mythology, primitive freedom, Japanese self-discipline) which reveal her as lucid, seminal, humane, and very much the writer she always wanted to be."
This is a volume in the Leaders of Modern Anthropology series, and as such it is an introduction to Ruth Benedict as a thinker and a human being, not a full-scale biography. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 13, 1972

"Miss Mead is not one to be caught in a category and these reflections on a long productive life have the flavor of youthful beginnings."
For me, being brought up to become a woman who could live responsibly in the contemporary world and learning to become an anthropologist, conscious of the culture in which I lived, were almost the same thing." Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 25, 1939

"Item for public and college libraries."
Combining three books in one volume:- Coming of Age in Samoa, Growing Up in New Guinea, Sex and Temperament. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING TO AMERICA by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2005

"Readers will be rooting for this plucky heroine as she struggles along to the 'ultimate destiny of power and stubbornness—adulthood.' (Fiction. 10-13)"
A class project is the catalyst for 13-year-old Linda Berati to learn about her illegal immigrant family's soul-crushing past in Albania, their difficult and dangerous journey to America, and how her mother got the long facial scar she has always refused to discuss. Read full book review >

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SOLDIER MOM by Alice Mead
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Nevertheless, her true compassion is reserved for the blameless, powerless Jas, who has no choice but to cope with the decisions of the adults around her. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Mead (Junebug and the Reverend, 1998, etc.) wants readers to know that war is hell, not only for the soldiers, but for the families they leave behind. Read full book review >