Search Results: "Ruth White"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Despite occasional redundancies—only natural given the 400 pages of commentary on a brief text—this book is absorbing and provocative."
A generally superb collection of both traditional and unorthodox readings of the Book of Ruth. Read full book review >

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SAVING RUTH by Zoe Fishman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Conflicts and secrets abound, yet the tension doesn't quite build, so the eruption of the final crisis seems abrupt and the resolution far too easy."
Home after the first year at college—can you keep your secrets hidden? Read full book review >

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DROWNING RUTH by Christina Schwarz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"An engrossing debut from a writer to watch."
With quietly powerful prose and carefully nuanced description, a first-novelist creates a satisfying fictional world inhabited by complicated people painfully coming to terms with their common history. Read full book review >

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TADPOLE by Ruth White
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2003

"Written in a vivid drawl, this optimistic confection is all Southern sweetness. (Fiction. 10-12)"
"Them loud-mouthed Collins girls," Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia, and narrator Carolina, receive a responsibility makeover in this sweetly slight coming-of-age story set in rural Kentucky in 1955. Read full book review >

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YOU'LL LIKE IT HERE (EVERYBODY DOES) by Ruth White
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"A quirky commentary on age, environment, government and self-expression. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
When aggressive xenophobia closes in, it's time to record memories in a mysterious whistle, pile into an invisible spaceship and optimistically fly to another planet. Read full book review >

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WAY DOWN DEEP by Ruth White
FICTION
Released: April 3, 2007

"Those new to White will want to read all of the work by this master of Appalachian storytelling. (map, cast of characters) (Fiction. 10+)"
On the first day of summer in 1944, a little redheaded girl is found abandoned on the steps of the courthouse in Way Down Deep, W.Va. Read full book review >

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MEMORIES OF SUMMER by Ruth White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2000

"Memorable. (Fiction. 10-13)"
When 13-year-old Lyric and 16-year-old Summer move from Glory Bottom, Virginia, to Flint, Michigan, in 1955, life changes for them in ways no one would have expected. 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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A MONTH OF SUNDAYS by Ruth White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Homey and bland as a bowl of grits without gravy. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A sweet but slight Southern family story. Read full book review >

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BUTTERMILK HILL by Ruth White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2004

Ten-year-old Piper Berry of Buttermilk Hill, North Carolina, knows better than anyone how important it is to follow one's dreams. Read full book review >

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LITTLE AUDREY by Ruth White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2008

"Though the real Audrey died in 1993, she shines in these pages—a beautiful, quiet heroine who takes on the burden of remembering. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
White speaks through her older sister Audrey's voice in this mostly autographical account of life in a Virginia coal camp in 1948. Read full book review >

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THE SEARCH FOR BELLE PRATER by Ruth White
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2005

"It doesn't hurt to say that Woodrow finds his mama, and most—but not all—of the magic comes from loving and giving. (Fiction. 8-12)"
All of the readers who longed to know what happened to Woodrow Prater's mom from the Newbery Honor Belle Prater's Boy (1996) will be deeply satisfied by this elegantly conceived sequel with its tiny glints of magic. Read full book review >