Search Results: "Spencer Wells"


BOOK REVIEW

PAULA SPENCER by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Profound, subtle and unsentimental—the latest from a master back in top form."
An intimate, humane portrait of a working-class Irish woman's pleasures and struggles in her first year of sobriety. Read full book review >

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SPENCER TRACY by James Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A monumental, definitive biography of one the finest film actors in the history of the medium."
Spencer Tracy (1900-1967), warts and all. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2010

"At times demands close reading of fairly technical material, but the narrative is lightened by the author's informed firsthand accounts of encounters with people around the world."
A population geneticist examines how human endeavors have shaped the world and finds that not all the changes have been beneficial. Read full book review >

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CYANIDE WELLS by Marcia Muller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2003

"A little hokey sometimes, but Muller's best plotting in years makes it irresistible."
Furloughing Sharon McCone after 22 cases (Dead Midnight, 2002, etc.), Muller delivers a brisk, tidy number without her. Read full book review >

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JUDGE SPENCER DISSENTS by Henry Denker
Released: April 1, 1986

"Strictly for cracker-barrel cacklers."
Good old-fashioned snickering sexism generally hides behind closed doors these days, so it's with a sense of growing wonder that one slogs one's way through the veteran Denker's Dial-A-Diatribe, starring Judge Harry Spencer, Great Brontosaurus of the Federal bench. Read full book review >

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THE WELLS BEQUEST by Polly Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2013

"A clever, sparky adventure made of science fiction, philosophy and humor. (author's note, librarian's note) (Science fiction. 10 & up)"
In this stand-alone companion to The Grimm Legacy (2010), the most extraordinary library in the world makes physical impossibilities possible. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1991

"No bibliography, sources, or index. (Biography. 7-9)"
Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) was a journalist whose lifelong fight against discrimination began at age 16. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A moving tribute to an artist who should not be forgotten."
From journalist and Motown chronicler Benjaminson (The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard, 2009, etc.), a compelling, sympathetic biography of Motown's first diva Mary Wells (1943-1992). Read full book review >

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ABBY SPENCER GOES TO BOLLYWOOD by Varsha Bajaj
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Culturally intriguing but dramatically dry, this story showcases the glamour and grit of Mumbai and gives readers an entertaining glimpse of backstage Bollywood. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Thirteen-year-old Abby Spencer learns that the father she's never met is a Bollywood superstar and travels from Houston to Mumbai to meet him. Read full book review >

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IDA B. WELLS by Walter Dean Myers
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"The design sets the staunch advocate's quotations off from Myers's accessible account, printing them in a typeface as bold as their speaker. (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
In spite of adversity, or because of it, Ida B. Wells served as a catalyst in the civil-rights movement. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Source notes, glossary, extensive bibliography; b&w photos and index not seen. (Biography. 12+)"
Born in 1862 in Mississippi, Ida Wells—oldest child of a slave couple—began teaching at 16 and went on to become a journalist, lecturer, and organizer for three great causes that occupied her lifelong—the abolition of lynching, universal suffrage, and the advancement of African-American women. Read full book review >