Search Results: "Allison Winn Scotch"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME by Allison Winn Scotch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2012

"A dry-eyed modern take on healing and forgiveness."
Young woman who survives a devastating plane crash with her body intact—and her memory wiped clean—struggles to piece together her complicated past. Read full book review >

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THE DEPARTMENT OF LOST AND FOUND by Allison Winn Scotch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"Amiable gal stuff, aiming for, but not quite reaching, a higher plateau."
A predictable debut about a 30-year-old go-getter whose life is put on hold when she's diagnosed with breast cancer. Read full book review >

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THE ONE THAT I WANT by Allison Winn Scotch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Pleasant, predictable beach-bag fare from Scotch (Time of My Life, 2008, etc.)."
A dose of supernatural powers turns a self-satisfied former cheerleader into an emotional wreck, and maybe a more authentic person. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 1998

"Wildlife Almanac'' in the appendix."
This story is for the birds—but even non-avians will applaud this winning narrative of romantic raptors and other feathered habituÇs of Manhattan's Central Park. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 2008

"Exuberantly illuminates Central Park's vibrant, 843-acre nocturnal world."
Even blanketed in darkness, Manhattan's crown jewel teems with fascinating wildlife. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2003

"Flickers of interest, but an inconsequential entry in the crowded race of works devoted to the upcoming Lewis and Clark bicentenary."
Mix "fiery-tempered Spaniards" and ignoble Virginians, and you're likely to get trouble. Throw in Napoleon, and the plot thickens. . . . Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE FORKED ROAD by John Allison
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2017

"A delightfully quirky series whose eccentric charms haven't faltered. (Graphic mystery/fantasy. 10-14)"
In this seventh installment, the sleuths from Griswold's Grammar School unravel yet another case involving a mysterious portal and a time-bending troublemaker. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN DREYDL by Ellen Kushner
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"The illustrations are beautiful, though—richly-detailed, cheeky and charming—and they help compensate for the missing magic in the text. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's the winter holiday season and Sara, who longs for strings of twinkling lights and a glittery Christmas tree, is jealous of her Christian friends' traditions. Read full book review >

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THE BONES OF THE HOLY by Jennifer Allison
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2011

"Augustine. (Mystery. 10-14)"
In this fifth Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator installment, amateur sleuth Gilda travels to historic St. Read full book review >

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GILDA JOYCE by Jennifer Allison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Offbeat and spine-chilling. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Irrepressible Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator, is at it again. Read full book review >

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GILDA JOYCE: PSYCHIC INVESTIGATOR by Jennifer Allison
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Surprisingly spooky. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Ever since her father passed away, 13-year-old Gilda Joyce has been determined to contact spirits on the other side. Read full book review >

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OBSESSED by Allison Britz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Readers willing to share Allison's evident pain and humiliation may gain insight into a troubling disorder, but it's the joy of her slow recovery that they'll savor. (Memoir. 12-18)"
Can a girl fall off a cliff in s-l-o-w motion? That's how Allison's life seems to plummet during her sophomore year of high school in this fine debut memoir. Read full book review >