Search Results: "Abigail Tabby"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KNITWITS MAKE A MOVE! by Abigail  Tabby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"This may get a few chuckles, but for true laughs that have stood the test of time, stick with the original literal-thinker: Amelia Bedelia. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A combination of the Dumb Bunnies and Amelia Bedelia, the KnitWits will surely appeal to juvenile humor. Parents? Not so much. Read full book review >

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WELCOME HOME, BABY!  by Abigail  Tabby
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Destined to be tucked in with a shower gift to gently reassure anxious new moms that they and their babies will be perfectly happy. (Board book. 1-3)"
Toddlers will get the message: your birth was eagerly anticipated; you are wanted and loved. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS GIRLS by Abigail Haas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 16, 2013

"A compulsively readable, hair-raising snapshot of 21st-century legal spectacle. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
In a ripped-from-the-headlines thriller that is more than it seems, an American teen languishes in an Aruba jail, charged with the brutal murder of her best friend. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST TO KNOW by Abigail Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A smart, heartfelt tale that's more than its nifty high concept. (Fiction. 13-17)"
The DNA sequencing Dana secretly obtained for her dad was supposed to be his best birthday present ever—now, it threatens to tear her family apart. Read full book review >

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AN ACTUAL LIFE by Abigail Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"A heartfelt first novel."
Virginia and Buddy, the college couple who ``had to'' get married in Thomas's debut collection, Getting Over Tom (1994), are back, a year older and initially no wiser. Read full book review >

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TURTLE BABY by Abigail Padgett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"But she's still hands down the most original detective to set up shop in the past ten years."
Bo Bradley is on new meds for her manic-depression, but she still feels as if her job with San Diego's Child Protective Services involves moving mountains and jousting with windmills. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2004

"Raw and unsettling, yet ultimately reassuring."
A formerly out-of-control teenager recounts her life-altering experiences at Peninsula Village, a residential treatment center in Tennessee that uses behavior-modification techniques to reform seriously troubled kids. Read full book review >

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JOY by Abigail Santamaria
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"With access to unpublished documents and family papers, Santamaria has fashioned a compelling narrative, remaining cleareyed about her subject's many personal failings."
A woman's quest for faith and love. Read full book review >

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STRAWGIRL by Abigail Padgett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Even more radically than in her striking debut, Bo's gutsy work redefines the role of the detective in a darkly contemporary society."
Another nasty case for manic-depressive San Diego child-abuse investigator Bo Bradley (Child of Silence, 1993): the rape-murder of three-year-old Samantha Franer, whose distraught mother Bonnie commits suicide hours after her lover, French Canadian Paul Massieu, takes off for the Adironidacks with her surviving daughter Hannah. Read full book review >

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JAMES VAN ALLEN by Abigail Foerstner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A sturdy account of an important if uncontroversial figure in American space research."
A wholly inclusive biography of the famed physicist, often called the father of space science, from Foerstner (Science and News Writing/Northwestern Univ.; Picturing Utopia: Bertha Shambaugh and the Amana Photographers, 2000). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Powerful and rewarding. (Author tour)"
Truly compelling portraits of eight AIDS patients, written by a physician gifted with compassion, humor, and an eye for telling detail. Read full book review >

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WHAT COMES NEXT AND HOW TO LIKE IT by Abigail Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 24, 2014

"A moving and eloquent memoir."
A former book editor and memoirist's account of the remarkable 35-year friendship that sustained her through the trials and tribulations of adult life. Read full book review >