Search Results: "Tim McGrath"


BOOK REVIEW

GIVE ME A FAST SHIP by Tim McGrath
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2014

"Solidly researched history presented with verve and gusto."
Provincial sailors challenge an empire in this rousing account of the Continental Navy. Read full book review >

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TEDDY BEAR COUNTING by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"The wide availability of teddy-bear counters makes this book useful to many audiences, not just those in educational settings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
McGrath's latest math concept book (The M&M's Brand Counting Book, 1994, etc.) successfully and rather simply presents young children with not only the concept of counting, but also colors, addition and subtractions, shapes and sets of 12. Read full book review >

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WHEN FEELING BAD IS GOOD by Ellen McGrath
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"McGrath breaks no new ground here, but she plows old fields with a sure hand, without stodginess or flippancy. (Drawings.)"
According to clinical psychologist McGrath (former chairperson of the American Psychological Association's National Task Force on Women and Depression), it's perfectly normal to feel depressed if you're a woman—in fact, if you're not angry or feeling victimized by the cultural pain of being female, you're living ``in a fantasy world of denial.'' Here—in a handbook packed with quizzes, diagrams, lists, charts, and exercises, and dramatized by pseudonymous anecdotes from her practice—McGrath spells out with great clarity how to recognize these bad feelings and use them positively. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2004

"Not all preaching to the choir, though—comparative-religion types at least should take a look."
Tremble, ye doubters: God isn't dead. He's back—and He's brought friends. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2007

"'The relocation was an ill-conceived solution that was inhuman in its design and its effects,' the Canadian government admitted half-a-century after the fact. McGrath's careful study provides ample evidence."
No good deed goes unpunished. So discover the Inuit band that brought Nanook of the North to the silver screen. Read full book review >

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DARKNESS SHALL FALL by Alister McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Neither inspiring nor entertaining, just dull. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A derivative fantasy trilogy trudges to an anticlimactic conclusion in this dreary Narnia-wannabe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOUSE WORK by Kristina McGrath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A domestic drama in the noblest, most wistful sense."
The quiet dignity of hard work and honest values dapples McGrath's poetic first novel with flecks of brilliance. Read full book review >

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Remote Control by Chris McGrath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2014

"Readers initially intrigued by the story's action are likely to come away with deeper thoughts on mechanisms of control."
McGrath (Does Environmental Law Work?, 2010) delivers a thriller about suppressed truths and a secret organization bent on protecting them.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 28, 1999

"McGrath wants us to share his enthusiasm for the 'freedom and speed' of the open road, but these sluggish prose pieces and poems barely reach 55."
This fourth collection by the much-awarded (and this-round MacArthur grant recipient) Florida International University creative-writing professor continues the sense (from Spring Comes to Chicago and the other books) that McGrath fancies himself working a genre all his own: prose riffs that sometimes tell little stories but are not bound by the conventions of narrative. Read full book review >

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GHOST TOWN by Patrick McGrath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Strange bedfellows, but good company."
A vision of New York as a battleground, both literal and figurative, links three spirited stories from a master of sophisticated melodrama (Port Mungo, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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TEDDY BEAR MATH by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Considering the many awesome math concept books that are on the market, this is one to skip. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Riding on the wave of her successful Teddy Bear Counting (2010), McGrath once again brings out the colorful teddy-bear counters to teach kids mathematical concepts. Read full book review >