Search Results: "Tara McKelvey"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2007

"An eye-opening, depressing look at events that, more than any other single episode, turned the war in Iraq against the U.S."
Were the abuses at Abu Ghraib, revealed three years ago, isolated aberrations? The government says so. American Prospect senior editor McKelvey persuasively argues to the contrary. Read full book review >

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THE STARS OF SUMMER by Tara Dairman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"How Gladys rises to these and other challenges is the fun of the story, and despite the novel's flaws, middle-grade girls should enjoy the ride. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old girl who freelances as a restaurant reviewer (her employer doesn't know her age) finds it increasingly difficult to keep her job secret from her parents while dealing with the problems of being a first-time camper and counselor-in-training. Read full book review >

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THE BEST NIGHT OF YOUR (PATHETIC) LIFE by Tara Altebrando
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 5, 2012

"Funny and nostalgic, a highly contemporary riff on a timeless rite of passage. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
It's the week before high school graduation, time for the annual Senior Week Scavenger Hunt. Over a long day, Mary and the three other members of her team will bond one last time, settle old scores with rival teams, and pursue the elusive prize: a giant lawn-ornament Yeti. Read full book review >

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AM I THE LAST VIRGIN? by Tara Roberts
NONFICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"These reflections are as mesmerizing as the revelations offered on talk shows, and just as earnest, but do not withstand scrutiny on the page. (Anthology. 12+)"
Subtitled African American Reflections on Sex and Love, this is an uneven collection of personal accounts of rape, child abuse, incest, AIDS, abortion, homosexuality, and failed relationships (with men, with mothers). Read full book review >

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THE BITTER SIDE OF SWEET by Tara  Sullivan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"A tender, harrowing story of family, friendship, and the pursuit of freedom. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Forced to labor on an Ivory Coast cacao plantation, Amadou risks everything for freedom. Read full book review >

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THE LEAVING by Tara Altebrando
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"A twisting and turning mystery that will grip readers even if it is at times a bit difficult to follow. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Five teens who were part of a group of six that vanished as kindergartners reappear as mysteriously as they went missing in this thriller. Read full book review >

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THE BREATHLESS by Tara  Goedjen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A plot-heavy saga. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
A Southern gothic about family secrets and a dead sister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 2016

"A significant work of social history bound to please serious readers and scholars."
The story of more than 55 million people who succumbed to "America fever" and emigrated from Eastern Europe in the century before World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"A book that should have wide appeal, not only to those fighting the battle of the bulge."
Americans spend more money on the war against fat than the war against terror. As Tara writes, "we are indeed a nation at war with a body part." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMPLIFIED by Tara Kelly
FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A treat for industrial-rock lovers; a pleasant summer read for others. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
This chronicle of a shy guitarist's summer living with a rock band poses bigger questions than it answers but tells a likable story nonetheless. Read full book review >

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HEREAFTER by Tara Hudson
ADVENTURE
Released: June 7, 2011

"Being dead, Amelia has a better excuse than most for lacking a career goal beyond finding bliss with the one living guy who can see her. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Amelia knows she's dead and that she drowned, but little more. Read full book review >