Search Results: "William Courter"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 23, 2013

"An inspirational manual designed to make seniors' last years their best ones."
Physician and Boomer Institute founder Courter, in his debut, offers a general self-help book for seniors. Read full book review >

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THE HEART OF IT ALL by Justin Courter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2014

"A moving, amusing novel offering a mix of wry observation and touching moments of intergenerational connection."
An aimless 30-year-old man returns home to Ohio to take care of his Alzheimer's-stricken grandmother in this bittersweet comic novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Forceful, unashamed recruitment for guardian programs—and powerful enough that it just might swell the ranks of volunteers."
Gripping case histories of children caught in tangled forests of bureaucracy and dark caves of misunderstanding, by a a court-appointed child advocate. Read full book review >

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THE MIDWIFE'S ADVICE by Gay Courter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Again, for the Belva Plain audience and for those enthralled by dramas centered on the nether end: a ham-handed treatment of delicate matters—which should fairly fly off the airport bookracks."
In The Midwife (1981), Hannah Blau Sokolow, Jewish-Russian midwife, delivered babies in Russia, in America, on the high seas, and detoured into advice on sexual matters. Read full book review >

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THREE LITTLE WORDS by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The author hopes it will be a source of inspiration and hope to the countless children lost in the foster-care system. (photos, author note) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
This heartbreaking memoir recounts 21-year-old Rhodes-Courter's horrific experience while living in Florida's foster-care system. Read full book review >

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THREE MORE WORDS by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 30, 2015

"Uneven but sometimes highly interesting, it serves as a window onto the foster-care system. (Memoir. 12 & up)"
This memoir serves as a sequel to the author's Three Little Words (2008), which chronicled her experiences as a foster child in Florida. Now, she writes of her experiences as a foster parent.Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY THE FARMER by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Steady and bright, this will appeal to toddlers looking for comfort, not thrills. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A cartoonlike hamster named Stanley and two other small mammals demonstrate the steps used to plant, maintain and harvest wheat at a typical commercial farm. Read full book review >

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MIGLOO'S DAY by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"Whew. There's definitely a new 'Busytown' in town. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Doing Richard Scarry considerably more than one better, a peripatetic beagle sails through teeming cartoon seek-and-find scenes featuring over 65 named characters. Read full book review >

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GOLEMCHIK by William Exley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2015

"Though this effort has some eerie moments, it's too abbreviated to offer more than sketches of plot or character. (Graphic short story. 7-9)"
A boy's dull summer turns exciting, to say the least, when he acquires a large and temperamental companion in this entry in a new series of graphic short stories. Read full book review >

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DAYTIME NIGHTTIME by William Low
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Calm and soothing—a nonthreatening backyard adventure. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An extremely simple text describes animals a rural child might see in the daytime and nighttime. Read full book review >