Search Results: "Winifred Elze"


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HERE, KITTY, KITTY by Winifred Elze
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"Mild fare."
Stronger and more adult fantasy than Elze's Milquetoast debut novel, The Changeling Garden (1995), but still something for the ladies of the garden club. Read full book review >

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THE CHANGELING GARDEN by Winifred Elze
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 1995

"May the gladiolas protect you, and watch out for chestnut trees throwing burrs."
Mild horror fantasy and first novel telling of a big garden in tune with the Brazilian rain forests and a vanished Mayan civilization. Read full book review >

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WINIFRED WAGNER by Brigitte Hamann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 4, 2006

"A unique perspective on the Wagners, centered on the clan's most controversial member and most tumultuous period."
Austrian historian Hamann (Hitler's Vienna, 1999) tells the story of a British-born woman who married into Germany's legendary musical family and befriended the leader of the Third Reich. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Readers will hope for a solution, but unfortunately the conflict between the U.S. government and Cades Cove's residents is weakened by a labyrinth of subplots and a too-neat ending. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The creation of the Smoky Mountains National Park in 1934 drives this debut novel. Read full book review >

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LIAR by Winifred Morris
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"The truth is finer than dreams, though; Alex, unfairly tested and tried, realizes that even under duress he can make the right choices for himself. (Fiction. 12+)"
Despite a seemingly vindictive probation officer, a 14-year- old juvenile delinquent makes a fresh start with his grandparents in this realistic, swiftly paced novel. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"A fine and harrowing true story behind an American classic. (timeline, family tree, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
In her first work of nonfiction for young readers (Sylvia & Aki, 2011), Conkling presents the true story of Emily Edmonson and her five siblings who escaped from slavery only to be caught and sent further south.Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Engaging and cautionary."
A bright look at our fascination with the new and different. Read full book review >

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UNCLE OTTO by Winifred Cook
Released: Aug. 22, 2007

"A semifictional account that presents historical truths."
Cook offers readers a complex saga detailing a generation's worth of stories about an African-American family who hopes to better their situation by moving from the rural South to a northern city. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"One quibble: in a book that cries out for illustrations, why repeat the same line drawing of a house exterior at the opening of each chapter?"
How our living spaces affect our behavior—that is, how they support or hinder our lives—is the question explored here. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"An important if sometimes-awkward study of two scientists who helped to change the world. (timeline, glossary, who's who, chapter notes, bibliography, for more information, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
"Radioactivity was the first new property of matter discovered since Sir Isaac Newton defined the law of gravity in 1686," and the work of Irène Curie and Lise Meitner in the early 20th century helped to open the door to modern physics. Read full book review >

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WORKING ON GOD by Winifred Gallagher
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"An occasionally successful attempt to capture in journalistic prose some varied depths of (post)modern religious experience. (Author tour)"
For the benefit of the skeptical would-be faithful (dubbed here "neoagnostics"), journalist Gallagher offers an autobiographical, selectively bicoastal look at liberal religious experience in America today. Read full book review >

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HOW THE POST OFFICE CREATED AMERICA by Winifred Gallagher
NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2016

"The future of the post, Gallagher argues in this readable, straightforward history, depends on citizens' awareness of its history. For a somewhat livelier, personality-driven account of the USPS, see Devin Leonard's Neither Snow nor Rain (2016)."
A history of the United States postal system, which George Washington believed would "tranquilize" the country's restless citizenry. Read full book review >