Search Results: "Abby Geni"


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THE LIGHTKEEPERS by Abby Geni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Natural wildness, human unpredictability, and the subtle use of literary devices are woven here into a remarkable, vertiginous web."
What truly separates people from the wilderness of the Earth they inhabit? Geni, author of the short story collection The Last Animal (2013), continues to provocatively prod these boundaries in her debut novel.Read full book review >

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THE LAST ANIMAL by Abby Geni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"An entrancing collection, recommended even for those who generally shy away from short story."
Human predicaments are complemented by the wild natural world in this excellent debut story collection from Chicago-based author Geni. Read full book review >

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RALPH TELLS A STORY by Abby Hanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"An engaging mix of gentle behavior modeling and inventive story ideas that may well provide just the push needed to get some budding young writers off and running. (Picture book. 6-8)"
With a little help from his audience, a young storyteller gets over a solid case of writer's block in this engaging debut. Read full book review >

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DORY AND THE REAL TRUE FRIEND by Abby Hanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Old friends and new will hope this highly successful sequel will not be the last starring this inventive, original child. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Who will be 6-year-old Dory's friend at school if she doesn't take Mary the monster with her? Read full book review >

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WHAT’S INSIDE YOUR TUMMY, MOMMY? by Abby Cocovini
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Parents may choose to skip the limp conclusion, which welcomes the new baby but admonishes the older child to 'Remember to be quiet when the baby is asleep.' (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-6)"
This welcome, oversized English import tracks the stages of fetal development month by month in actual size in a format inviting comparison with a mother's belly. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR EMPIRE! by Abby Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A change of pace from the typical blood-and-guts approach to the topic, populous enough to sate even the most rabid dinophiles. (glossary) (Graphic informational fantasy. 9-11)"
A quick trip through the Mesozoic Era with a paleontologist is all young Ronnie needs to become a dino-maniac. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Plain Janes and lovelorn teens will appreciate the sound self-help tips and be inspired by the stronger, deserves-better Sadie who emerges, ready to give love another chance. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A story about creating one's own identity is as common as a cup of joe but this is a bolder brew than most. The natural sweetener: Love is on the horizon for Sadie. Read full book review >

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SOPHOMORE SWITCH by Abby McDonald
ROMANCE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Her ostensibly simple, bubble-gum debut is actually chock-full of substance. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
When Tasha's hot-tub exploits hit the tabloids and Emily's boyfriend dumps her, they both look for a quick escape from college. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU MINE? by Abby Frucht
Released: April 2, 1993

"And the ending is just too cute, too slick—more a neat solution than a cosmic sacrifice."
Frucht (Snap, Fruit of the Month—both 1988) gives the ``Gift of the Magi'' a contemporary spin as she unevenly limns a very 1990's marriage. Read full book review >

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I LIKED MY LIFE by Abby Fabiaschi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An earnest effort from a natural storyteller."
After her suicide, a mother hovers beyond life, observing her family and trying to help them move on. Read full book review >

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BUBBLES by Abby Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Though readers may root for 'Team Everybody' (and perhaps crave some pancakes), the heavy-handed lessons make this feel-good story a bit of a slog. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Cooper (Sticks and Stones, 2016) revisits quirky maladies and middle school friendships. Read full book review >

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LIFE BEFORE DEATH by Abby Frucht
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 1997

"A unique and memorable work, marking a new level of artistry for the author."
Frucht (Are You Mine?, 1993, etc.) imbues a dreary premise (woman discovers lump in breast, is diagnosed with cancer, dies) with remarkable originality and insight, leaving the reader pondering the nature of life and death. Read full book review >