Search Results: "Ashley Judd"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL THAT IS BITTER AND SWEET by Ashley Judd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"A passionate reminder of the breathtaking misery of so many lives, and one woman's work in their service."
With the assistance of co-author Vollers (Lone Wolf: Eric Rudolph: Murder, Myth, and the Pursuit of an American Outlaw, 2006, etc.), actress Judd delivers a keenly felt memoir of a dysfunctional upbringing twined with an adult life of progressive social advocacy. Read full book review >

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HILO by Judd Winick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A wholeheartedly weird and wonderful tale of friendship, acceptance, and robots. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
Hailing from a big family of overachievers, D.J. feels largely unexceptional until he meets a strange boy who falls from the sky and helps him realize his potential. Read full book review >

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THE RACE by Bob Judd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1991

"Still, smooth writing is almost enough to pull it off."
Judd's champion race-car driver (Formula One, 1990—not reviewed) returns to save his pretty corporate sponsor from hostile turnover while tuning up to race in the Indianapolis 500. Read full book review >

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LEGACY by Alan Judd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2003

"The conclusion plays out a bit too neatly, but, still: savory, cozy, nicely textured, and very British."
Guardian Fiction Prize-winner Judd (The Devil's Own Work, 1994), returns with a twisty, accomplished, and engaging Cold War thriller set in London of the 1970s, back when you knew where you stood—even if it turned out you were wrong. Read full book review >

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RESTLESS HEART by Wynonna Judd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"The answers are all too predictable, and readers hoping for a fresh, insider's look at the country-music scene—or for celebrity dish—will be disappointed."
Judd's first novel about the travails of a singer-songwriter torn between Nashville success and the pull of home. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S OWN WORK by Alan Judd
Released: June 6, 1994

"An uneasy, unhappy, and unproductive mix of Ford Madox Ford and Stephen King."
Judd's fifth novel (Tango, 1990, etc.), winner of a Guardian Fiction Prize in England, pays self-conscious homage to Ford Madox Ford's classic, The Good Soldier, as befits a book by a Ford biographer. Read full book review >

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PEDRO AND ME by Judd Winick
HEALTH
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Engrossing, wise, and impossibly brave. (Graphic memoir. 12+)"
Cartoonist Winick paints an emotional, graceful portrait of the life of Pedro Zamora, his roommate on the forerunner to today's reality-TV craze, MTV's The Real World. Read full book review >

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HILO by Judd Winick
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"Solid. Expect this series to receive the same reverence as Jeff Smith's Bone. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
Hilo, D.J., and Gina have reunited to save the world from more impending robot invasions. Read full book review >

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OUT OF SHAPES by Ashley G.
by Ashley G., illustrated by Ashley G.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Best when used or displayed alongside the blocks, where it might inspire young children to build their own shape-based creations. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
The basic shapes—circle (in yellow), triangle (in red), square (in blue), rectangle (in orange)—combine to form easily recognizable objects. Read full book review >

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BINKY by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Fans will be pleased (if sad to say goodbye), and new readers will beg for the indomitable space cat's earlier adventures. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
Disaster on Binky's space station comes in the shape of "SUITCASES!" Read full book review >

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BABY BEAR SEES BLUE by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Imbued with a spirit of exploration, fostered by parental protection, Baby Bear's colorful adventures will enrich repeat bedtime read-alouds. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Inspired by the mother bear and cub in Blueberries for Sal, Wolff creates a gentle story for toddlers that introduces colors and images from the natural world. Read full book review >

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Hilo by Judd Winick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Continually fabulous. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
The titular towheaded robot hero returns with his Asian-American best friend, D.J., on another whirlwind adventure—this time to save their African-American friend Gina and, possibly, another world. Read full book review >