Search Results: "A. Victoria Chance"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2012

"Believers and nonbelievers alike will appreciate this light, modern-day approach to understanding the Bible."
Chance's step-by-step introduction to biblical scripture breaks down ambiguous, abstract concepts—like righteousness and faith—into friendly, interpretable bits. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA by Silvana Goldemberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Teen readers need realistic novels set in contemporary Latin America that capture culture while avoiding stereotypes, but Goldemberg's effort fails to engage. (glossary, song list) (Fiction. 12-16)"
Brutality and poverty threaten the life of a young girl in Paraná, Argentina. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA by Daisy Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Fun, romantic, and suited for both adult and teenage readers. On its way to PBS in January 2017."
The teenage Queen Victoria, raging against her mother, crushing on her prime minister, and not impressed by her loser cousin Albert. Read full book review >

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A FIGHTING CHANCE by Claudia Meléndez Salinas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 31, 2015

"Clichés and unbelievable characters bog down this opposites-attract tale. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A Latino boxer from a gang-infested farm town falls for a naïve rich girl. Read full book review >

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A FIGHTING CHANCE by Elizabeth Warren
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"A frankly partisan memoir that provides shrewd insights into both national politics and the state of the middle class."
In this engaging memoir, Massachusetts Sen. Warren (co-author: All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan, 2005, etc.) introduces her family and recounts the battles that shaped her career as a teacher and politician. Read full book review >

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GHOST OF A CHANCE by Eric Wilder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 25, 2005

"Scooby-Doo meets The Dukes of Hazzard in Wilder's winning tale."
In this engaging hybrid-part thriller, part ghost story and part socio-political commentary-nothing is what it seems. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA by Julia Baird
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A well-researched biography sensitive to Queen Victoria as a woman."
Australian journalist and historian Baird (Media Tarts: Female Politicians and the Press, 2004) draws on previously unpublished sources to fashion a lively, perceptive portrait of the long-reigning queen. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA by A.N. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"A robust, immensely entertaining portrait from a master biographer."
A shimmering portrait of a tempestuous monarch. Read full book review >

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NOT A CHANCE by Michelle Mulder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Quietly perceptive and provocative. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A Canadian teenager must decide if she knows what's best for her Dominican best friend. Read full book review >

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CHANCE OF A LIFETIME by Jodi Thomas
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"Thomas keeps the pace moving along in a decent story, and if romance readers and Thomas fans don't ask too many questions, they won't be disappointed."
Librarian Emily Tomlinson, attorney Rick Matheson and country singer/songwriter Beau Yates share more than just a zip code in Harmony, Texas; they each have secret aspirations they're not even sure of, but their dreams just may come true if they can shake off the past and embrace uncertain but promising futures. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2004

"These moments add up to a fresh if sidelong look at American letters, and to a work that culturally minded readers will greatly enjoy."
Or, six degrees of Walt Whitman: a lively work of American cultural history that follows trails of acquaintanceship and influence across the generations. Read full book review >