Search Results: "Thatcher Freund"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 24, 1994

"The passages about the lost time recaptured in each piece sing."
Vividly well-written love story about antiques, those who collect them, and those who sell them, as debut author Freund follows the adventures of three major pieces of furniture from their crafting centuries ago to their present-day sale in the Manhattan antiques market. Read full book review >

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THE LEAGUE by Thatcher Heldring
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"The action scenes add a level of excitement that will keep sports fans reading. (Fiction 10-14)"
A conscientious, undersized middle schooler decides he wants sports success even if it means lying about the secret league he joins. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 28, 1998

"Scoop-seekers are somewhat better off with Thatcher's memoirs."
The most comprehensive and representative collection to date of the former British prime minister's landmark speeches, edited by longtime Thatcher adviser Harris. Read full book review >

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BLACK KARMA by Thatcher Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Bai's second appearance (White Ginger, 2013) provides nonstop action and characters you care about despite their dubious lifestyles."
Taking people at their word puts a souxun, a people finder, at risk. Read full book review >

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MAILBOX by Nancy Freund
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2015

"A charming novel charts a child's intellectual and emotional journey as she copes with a new set of classmates."
Freund (Global Home Cooking, 2014, etc.) relates the adventures of a grade school girl in the Midwest in this energetic YA novel.Read full book review >

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THE QUIET PIRATE by Stephanie Thatcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"Beleaguered introverts may give a hearty cheer, but neither the art nor the writing is particularly seaworthy. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Even if the meek don't end up inheriting the Earth, sometimes they can bag a pirate ship. Read full book review >

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THE TOY FAIRY by Stephanie Thatcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A fairy tale that's more morality than magic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What to do when a boy won't clean his room? Read full book review >

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ROY MORELLI STEPS UP TO THE PLATE by Thatcher Heldring
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2010

"With plenty of well-described baseball action and a protagonist to care about, this will be a hit with young baseball fans. (Fiction. 9-14)"
A .370 average is great in baseball but not so great in history class, and since Roy Morelli is failing history, his parents won't allow him to play for the Pilchuk All-Star team; he has to get a tutor and raise his grades first. Read full book review >

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TALES IN A MINOR KEY by Peter Freund
Released: Feb. 11, 2012

"Freund does a remarkable job of telling his 'Tales' from the perspective of a countryman who understands that memories are sweeter in exile."
Freund (West of West End, 2008, etc.) pens a suspenseful collection of short stories about Romanian Jews as they lived before, during and after the Holocaust, bringing to life two-faced converts to Christianity, Swiss money-launderers and voluptuous enchantresses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"This slim volume provides some valuable historical insights into foundations but sheds little light on the real roots of the current problems in philanthropic giving."
A philippic on the supposed trend toward insularity and self- promotion on the part of the foundation and grant industry, by an insider with 40 years of experience. Read full book review >

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FOUR CORNERS by Diane Freund
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"Joyful, doleful, artfully nuanced, and virtually flawless in voice and detail: this is as good as it gets."
Girl cousins watch each other grow up and apart while their combined families falter and fail: a remarkably knowing, edgy debut by an Arizona-based writer who raised five children and waitressed for 18 years before returning to school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHY DO CATS HAVE TAILS? by David Ling
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Good for a nursery bedtime story with parents or grandparents. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When a young girl asks her grandfather why cats have tails, his teasing responses provoke some thoughtful replies. Read full book review >