Search Results: "Tara Conklin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE GIRL by Tara Conklin
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Provocative issues of race and gender intertwine in earnest if uneven issues-oriented fiction."
Former litigator Conklin's first novel employs the increasingly popular technique of overlapping contemporary and historical fictions—in this case, the lives of a young lawyer defining herself in 21st-century New York and a young slave with secret talents in 19th-century Virginia. Read full book review >

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TARA ROAD by Maeve Binchy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 1999

"One of Binchy's best. (Book-of-the-month main selection; author tour)"
Once again, Binchy (The Glass Lake, 1995, etc.) memorably limns the lives of ordinary people caught in the traps sprung by life and loving hearts. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Heavily illustrated, the volume includes scene sketches for Tara and the burning of Atlanta, costume sketches, makeup stills, and more. (Abrams; $39.95; Nov.; 224 pages; ISBN 0-8109-3684-4; Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
Harmetz, who has previously chronicled the making of The Wizard of Oz and Casablanca, now turns to the Great American Movie: Gone With the Wind. Read full book review >

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TARA DUNCAN AND THE SPELLBINDERS by Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"High fantasy for middle-schoolers who just can't get enough of it. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An adventurous preteen encounters inter-dimensional portals, magical powers and mysterious parentage in this overstuffed first book of a bestselling European fantasy series. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"An important historical document, but not for general readers. (photos, not seen)"
A thoroughly researched but ultimately unreadable diary of a Civil War—era nurse and smuggler, edited by Conklin, a Gettysburg battlefield guide and lecturer on women in the Civil War. Read full book review >

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MUHAMMAD ALI by Thomas Conklin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 15, 1992

"B&w photos not seen. (Biography. 11-14)"
A new biography of the foremost boxer of our time emphasizes Ali's stubborn unwillingness to fit the low-profile ``Credit to His Race'' mold of his predecessors: his loud (and eminently quotable) self-promotion; his conversion to the Nation of Islam; and, especially, his refusal to be drafted, which cost him years of court battles, much of his career, and (temporarily) his title and boxing credentials. Read full book review >

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COUNTING THYME by Melanie Conklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Thyme's remarkable perseverance and resilience will inspire readers of Conklin's compassionate tale. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Her younger brother's critical illness and a transcontinental move create upheaval in 11-year-old Thyme's life. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
North of Tibet, bordering on Pakistan and Afghanistan, lies Xinjiang: a vast 20% of China's area, comprised of the terrible Taklamakan Desert (home to untapped petroleum and China's nuclear tests) ringed with oases fed by mountain snows. Read full book review >

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AN ANCIENT HERITAGE by Brent Ashabranner
NONFICTION
Released: April 15, 1991

A fascinating picture of this large but inconspicuous group (between two and three million). Read full book review >

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ELEGY by Tara Hudson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"The thin plot spreads itself across nearly 400 pages, and characters spend more time discussing what to do than actually doing it: a miss. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Like its heroine, this series conclusion never quite comes to life. Read full book review >

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SEASON'S CHRISTMAS QUEST by Tara Pollard
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"Fans of animal tales will gobble up this tale of a dog who loves his girland ends up saving the world."
In this holiday novelfor middle graders, a dog's quest to save his master's daughterbecomes a journey to save the world. Read full book review >

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ARISE by Tara Hudson
Released: June 5, 2012

"A creditable second act; genre fans won't be disappointed. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
This sequel to Hereafter (2011) finds Amelia still dead but not loving it. Touching Joshua Mayhew remains a thrill, but whenever things heat up, Amelia tends to de-materialize, which definitely puts a crimp in their romance. Read full book review >