Search Results: "Scott Miller"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2011

"This is a wildly complex and significant period in American history, and Miller does a solid job of attending to the many boiling pots on the stove."
A rich, rapacious America clashes with its downtrodden and idealistic in this ambitious, wide-ranging study. Read full book review >

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AGENT 110 by Scott Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"Entertaining for both its historical insights into WWII and its dramatic narrative."
A doozy of a dossier on Allen Dulles and his early days spying during World War II. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Glossary (somewhat sketchy); selected facts; bibliography. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Using stories of individuals and families to illuminate important events and aspects of the Alaskan experience, the Millers subtly convey the message that there is still great opportunity there. Read full book review >

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MOLLY AND THE MAGIC DRESS by William Norwich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"The intent seems to be a kinder, gentler Eloise for the 21st century, but there is no magic here. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Norwich, the Entertaining Editor for the New York Times Magazine, and Miller, whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, combine their urbane sensibilities to create a rawther brittle, rawther long story about a wealthy little girl named Molly, who lives in a New York City apartment with her cat, Slim Enid, her ultrathin, ultrablonde, ultrachic mother, and their housekeeper. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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TWINS! by Elaine Scott
by Elaine Scott, photographed by Margaret Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"A fussy layout and a typographical treatment that arbitrarily emphasizes words in the text do not detract from the smiling faces of the brothers and sisters in these pages. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)"
A picture book on twinship, for ``singletons'' wondering what it would be like to have a double, and for all those puzzling out what it means to share, for fraternal twins, a birth date, and for identical twins, so many other features. Read full book review >

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2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR FANS (PART 1)
by John DeNardo

The holidays are approaching, which means it's time for family & friends, egg nog, and the annual panic of deciding what gifts to buy. But fear not! I'm here to offer up a tempting selection of gift ideas for the science fiction, fantasy, and horror fans on your gift list. 

For fans who are avid fiction readers ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Attractively designed and handsomely illustrated, this informative text introduces teens to many intriguing angles on a high-interest topic that should inspire many to further explore the subject. (chronology, glossary, bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Will the world end in a bang or a whimper? Unless pre-empted by human-induced disaster or one of many scientifically possible catastrophic scenarios, life on Earth will end a billion years from now in a sizzle. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN BARNACLE’S AQUARIUM by Edward  Miller
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"Trying too hard, this ends up just a bewildering mix; steer young readers instead to more conventional tours like Aliki's My Visit to the Aquarium (1993). (pirate glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Dropping in and out of lecture mode—"Here you'll see countless species of fish. Read full book review >