Search Results: "Ann Dee Ellis"


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THE END OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT by Ann Dee Ellis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 11, 2014

"A slow start may deter some, but sophisticated readers who stick with the story will find a thoughtful search for closure and acceptance. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Emmy sees dead people—but not the one she really wants to see. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING IS FINE. by Ann Dee Ellis
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2009

"What Ellis makes crystal-clear is how the tsunami of mental illness can devastate everybody in its wake. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Impressionistic, elliptical and full of feeling, this story about an overwhelmed youngster valiantly trying to cope with her mother's deep depression unfolds slowly, until readers finally grasp the terrible truth of the event that caused the breakdown of her once-functional family. Read full book review >

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YOU MAY ALREADY BE A WINNER by Ann Dee Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Readers of this memorable novel will feel like winners, too. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A down-at-the-heels sweepstakes entrant discovers she's had good luck all along. Read full book review >

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THIS IS WHAT I DID: by Ann Dee Ellis
Released: July 1, 2007

"But the truth feels blunt and anti-climactic when it's finally revealed: The audience already knows Logan is well on his way to recovery. (Fiction. YA)"
Traumatized by an event that wrecked both him and his best friend, eighth-grader Logan moves with his family to a new town and a new school, where his parents make the mistake of revealing their shady past to their new neighbors. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An excellent resource for anyone tasked with the professional management of others."
A blueprint for fostering a workplace environment that's conducive to both success and moral development. Read full book review >

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TRUTH OR DARE by Barbara Dee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Entertaining bibliotherapy but also a useful road map to resolution of the age-old problem of severe cattiness. (Fiction. 10-14)"
It's hard to watch white seventh-grader Lia, rebounding from her mother's death two years ago, engineer her own slow-motion train wreck. Read full book review >

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A THOUSAND PARDONS by Jonathan Dee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2013

"With his sixth novel, Pulitzer finalist Dee has written a page turner without sacrificing a smidgen of psychological insight. What a triumph."
A marriage flames out. Gleefully, thrillingly, Dee (The Privileges, 2010, etc.) tracks its aftermath, focusing primarily on the evolution of the ex-wife. Read full book review >

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BRONX ANGEL by Ed Dee
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 22, 1995

"The result is all the richly reeking background of Robert Daley and William Caunitz's cops without the high fat content of their NYPD epics."
More crime and corruption among New York's finest, courtesy of ``paper cop'' Det. Anthony Ryan and his wild and crazy partner, Det. Joe Gregory (14 Peck Slip, 1994). Read full book review >