Search Results: "Angela Gerst"


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A CRACK IN EVERYTHING by Angela Gerst
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Gerst gets good mileage out of her political roots, but it's her finely honed plot that seals the deal. Here's hoping she runs for another term."
A Boston lawyer and political consultant finds her latest client more than a handful in attorney-turned-reporter Gerst's debut novel. Read full book review >

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KNIT TOGETHER by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"A warm family story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother and daughter share their art, their craft and their love. Read full book review >

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HOW DO YOU SAY? / ¿CÓMO SE DICE?  by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This charming story is as light as air yet carries heft. (Picture book. 2-4)"
As a Spanish-speaking giraffe and an English-speaking giraffe meet, they discover friendship has no language barriers. Read full book review >

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THE SAFEST LIE by Angela  Cerrito
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Balancing honesty and age-appropriateness, Cerrito crafts an authentic, moving portrait. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Anna Bauman, 9 years old and Jewish, escapes certain death in Nazi-occupied Poland with the help of many who keep her hidden with a false Catholic identity. Read full book review >

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WHEN MULES FLEW ON MAGNOLIA STREET by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Middle readers will find Magnolia Street well worth repeat visits. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Following up Maniac Monkeys on Magnolia Street (1998), Johnson rejoins Charlie and her friends, Lump and Billy, for more neighborhood comings, goings, and hijinks. Read full book review >

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BIRD by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A lovely and sad glimpse of individuals caring for one another in an imperfect world. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Bird confronts friendship, family, and human limitations in this poignant tale. Read full book review >

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SONGS OF FAITH by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"But the message is uplifting—even though her family cannot be together, and she is still in pain, Doreen is left at the conclusion still full of love and, more importantly, hope. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A young African-American girl struggles to reconcile her parents' divorce and the subsequent fragmentation of her family in this eloquent and life-affirming novel from Johnson (Humming Whispers, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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HUMMING WHISPERS by Angela Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1995

"An ambitious work, as startling in its originality as Johnson's award-winning Toning the Sweep (1993). (Fiction. 12+)"
The slow and melancholy stream of consciousness of Sophy, 14, whose life and thoughts revolve around her older sister, Nicole. Read full book review >

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MY FIRST SCIENCE BOOK by Angela Wilkes
Released: Nov. 10, 1990

A visually striking, oversize book containing poorly executed science experiments intended for young children. Read full book review >

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THE PLACING by Angela Dracup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

"Dracup puts the British social-welfare system in a respectful light here; aside from a few instances of rough language, her characters are gentle and good-hearted. (Fiction. 11-15)"
In a fit of jealous rage, ten-year-old Jonny stabs his mother's newest boyfriend; as a result, he spends the next five years in foster care. Read full book review >

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CASSANDRA’S DISK by Angela Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"There are lingering questions of identity throughout, but the probing coexists with flashier, fleshier passages, and not all the tricks here are well turned."
An improper English tale of twin rivalry with a twist serves as Green's saucy debut. Read full book review >

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WIVES OF THE FISHERMEN by Angela Huth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 1998

"Wise and richly satisfying, a splendidly nuanced anatomy of a friendship."
A deceptively unassuming but eloquent take on the friendship of two women in a Scottish fishing village. Read full book review >