Search Results: "Robyn Mundy"


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EPIC VOYAGES by Robyn Mundy
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"Just the ticket for armchair explorers. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Here is an instance of book design being as exciting as the subject matter, and this subject matter is pretty wild stuff: the legendary and legendarily hellacious voyages of Ferdinand Magellan, James Cook, Ernest Shackleton, Thor Heyerdahl and Francis Chichester. Read full book review >

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SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP by Robyn Sisman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 21, 1995

"Light stuff, but buoyant and fun. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
A pleasurable if predictable first novel combining flashbacks of Oxford's 1960s counterculture with a tantalizing and barely disguised version of a modern-day American political campaign. Read full book review >

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MIND TRYST by Robyn Carr
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"A solid debut for Carr into the psychothriller field, to which she should attract her historical-novel following."
A lively departure for historical novelist Carr (Woman's Own, 1990, etc.), who returns with a competent psycho-mystery suspense novel, set in small-town Colorado, about a woman of a tragic past and scary present who sleuths—with both a lawyer's ken and gut instincts—to bring down a killer. Read full book review >

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The Niello Necklace Mystery by Robyn Collins
Released: Feb. 19, 2014

"An intriguing mystery that doesn't offer much more than thrills but should still serve as a solid base for future adventures in the series."
The fast-paced first installment in a new YA mystery series. Read full book review >

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THE PARTY by Robyn Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"The domestic drama is done well, even if it's nothing new, but the cruelty of adolescence is painted with too broad a brush to be wholly convincing."
An accident at a Sweet 16 party triggers a series of traumatic events that threatens to shatter a family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 2007

"A stimulating, illuminating look at the booming baby-making business and the knotty questions it raises."
Washington Post Magazine feature writer Mundy examines the cultural impact of reproduction technologies through the stories of individual men and women and the people helping them create the babies they have been unable to conceive naturally. Read full book review >

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CODE GIRLS by Liza Mundy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A well-researched, compellingly written, crucial addition to the literature of American involvement in World War II."
A previously untold history of the American women who served as codebreakers during World War II. Read full book review >

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FAITH RINGGOLD by Robyn Montana Turner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

Turner continues her well-regarded series of ``Portraits of Women Artists'' with an introduction to the Caldecott Honor medalist Ringgold, whose picture-book illustrations are a direct extension of her paintings, fabric constructions, and (especially) the vibrant story quilts that powerfully re-create her African-American heritage. Read full book review >

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TEXAS TRADITIONS by Robyn Montana Turner
NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"They'll find this book useful for reports. (maps, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9+)"
In a work subtitled ``The Culture of the Lone Star State,'' Turner (Faith Ringgold, 1993, etc.) makes clear that Texas is really the product of many cultures and looks at the contributions of Native Americans, Mexicans, Europeans, Anglo-Americans, African- Americans, and Asian-Americans as ``threads of a finely woven blanket'' that add ``beauty and interest to the whole.'' Turner succinctly limns each group's history, noting, for example, that by the time Europeans landed on Texas's shore in 1528, 12 Native American groups were already well established. Read full book review >

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MOST OF ME by Robyn Michele Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"A traumatic tale surprisingly liberated by laughter."
One woman's plight surviving simultaneous illnesses. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC HOUSE by Robyn Harbert Eversole
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"A story with real substance and appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A book about the power of the imagination marks excellent debuts for both author and illustrator. Read full book review >