Search Results: "Tamara Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2011

"A tertiary and not-terribly-sympathetic character tells her side of this modern-day Shakespearian tragedy."
Cringingly sad account of the fall of the house of Madoff by the second wife of the eldest son. Read full book review >

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STAND TALL by Dewey Bozella
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A harrowing and inspiring account of fighting a nearly lifelong battle against injustice."
One man's struggle to stay positive when he was incarcerated for a crime he didn't commit. Read full book review >

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THE SHIPWRECKED SAILOR by Tamara Bower
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Budding Egyptologists as well as lovers of well-told, multi-layered folktales will treasure this outstanding debut. (bibliography, map) (Picture book/folktale. 7-11)"
For all its brevity, this sailor's yarn, possibly 4,000 years old, positively vibrates with wonder, danger, joy, and deeper meaning. Read full book review >

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HOW THE AMAZON QUEEN FOUGHT THE PRINCE OF EGYPT by Tamara Bower
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"A rare tale, as enjoyable for its authoritative, scholarly appurtenances as for its vivid retelling. (bibliography) (Picture book/folktale. 7-10)"
As in her Shipwrecked Sailor (2000), Bower gives a little-known ancient tale fresh life without robbing it of its distinctive cultural milieu. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Meeting a real need, this is an excellent choice for the preschool set. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A simple, clearly worded text about divorce for the youngest children, this will help parents hammer home the twin messages that it is not the child's fault and that the child is loved very much by each parent, no matter what happens. Read full book review >

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THE MUMMY MAKERS OF EGYPT by Tamara Bower
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Thrill-seekers and serious students of ancient Egyptian culture and values will be equally enthralled. (map, bibliography, family tree) (Informational picture book. 8-11)"
An exact description of a royal mummy's embalming and burial, drawn from ancient records and from evidence found in a nearly intact tomb discovered in 1905. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE A MAN by Tamara Linse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2013

"A slim volume packed with rugged tales and smart, brawny characters."
Short storieson ranching and relationships. Read full book review >

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EARTH'S IMAGINED CORNERS by Tamara Linse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2015

"An overly expository but moving tale of love and marriage."
A young couple tries to make their marriage work under the trying circumstances of the American West during the1880s. Read full book review >

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WINDFLOWERS by Tamara McKinley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2002

"Narrative sweep and an evocative sense of place keep this from sinking under the weight of its contrivances. The Australian-born McKinley (Matilda's Last Waltz, not reviewed) is no Colleen McCullough, but this is fine even so."
Stouthearted men and plucky young women take on the Australian outback. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Propelled by a rich narrative, this is one of many books that would have proven helpful to American leaders before they decided to invade Iraq."
A pleasantly informative memoir of an Iraqi family from the twilight of the Ottoman Empire before World War I to Baghdad today. Read full book review >

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The Impiety of Ahasuerus: Percy Shelley's Wandering Jew by Tamara Tinker
Released: Dec. 10, 2009

"A concise, readable introduction to a literary archetype."
An exploration of the figure of the Wandering Jew in Percy Bysshe Shelley's first and last mature poetic works. Read full book review >