Search Results: "Tom Fields-Meyer"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Determinedly upbeat, the author depicts parenting with grace and every child as a gift."
A father celebrates his son's differences and advises others on how to view autism as a parallel journey rather than a restrictive label. Read full book review >

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UNIQUELY HUMAN by Barry M. Prizant
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A truly impactful, necessary book."
A remarkable new approach to autism. Read full book review >

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E-MERGENCY by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Definitely not a beginner's ABC book, but the visual and print punnery will have elementary kids (and adults) guessing and laughing. (Alphabet picture book. 7-10)"
Help! The letter E has fallen (down the stairs) and can't get up! Read full book review >

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THE PAST LEADS A LIFE OF ITS OWN by Wayne Fields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"Mixing pain and uplift, Fields's plain-spoken moral messages seem appropriate to the time and place and sneak handily past the barriers of contemporary cynicism."
Fields (What the River Knows, 1990) now turns to fiction to write about the vanishing world of rural Middle America in a correspondingly old-fashioned way: In these linked stories, manhood has nothing to do with sexuality, everything to do with facing up to work, responsibility, and death. Read full book review >

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THE TERRITORY by Tricia Fields
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Despite a clear, detailed plot, Fields' debut lacks the spark that would bring her sorely tried heroine and her problems alive."
A drug war between the Medrano and La Bestia cartels holds a small border town hostage. Read full book review >

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UNDER VANISHING SKIES by G.S. Fields
Released: Dec. 15, 2013

"A startling sci-fi examination of humanity's capacity for cruelty in a remarkable dystopian setting."
Survivors of a ravaged future Earth must contend with murderous pirates and ruthless politics in Fields' sci-fi debut. Read full book review >

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MY FATHER’S SON by Terri Fields
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Although the surprising conclusion seems a little contrived after the believable realism of the rest of the tale, this is still a fast-paced and sometimes disturbing look at families and violent crime and its many victims, seen and unseen. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
High-school junior Kevin Windor leads the most normal of lives, until the day his father is arrested for a particularly brutal series of murders. Read full book review >

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LILY BEACH by Jennie Fields
Released: May 1, 1993

"Like Lily herself, a strangely addictive—and intriguing—first work of fiction."
A first novel that tells—solemnly if captivatingly—of a budding artist who seeks love and fulfillment despite her ignominious beginnings. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT CROSSING by Tricia Fields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Even though Fields (Firebreak, 2015, etc.) still includes indiscriminate details about hair color and fashion choices, she's settled into a brisker style, and her fourth case finds her gutsy cop a little less angst-ridden."
A small-town police chief follows the evidence where it takes her, even at the risk of her career. Read full book review >

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WRECKED by Tricia Fields
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2014

"The prize-winning Fields compellingly evokes the remote Texas border town but compromises the suspense with Josie's self-obsessed guilt and anxiety and the book's inconsistent pacing."
In Fields' (Scratchgravel Road, 2013, etc.) third novel featuring Josie Gray, the Texas police chief's latest case hits far too close to home. Read full book review >

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UNION OF WORDS by Wayne Fields
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 1996

"Excellent political, social, and intellectual history—and eloquently presented, as befits its subject."
An engrossing history of the American presidency and its practitioners, from Washington to Clinton, as told in their own words. Read full book review >