Search Results: "Augusta Scattergood"


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GLORY BE by Augusta Scattergood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Though occasionally heavy-handed, this debut offers a vivid glimpse of the 1960s South through the eyes of a spirited girl who takes a stand. (Historical fiction. 9-12)
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The closing of her favorite swimming pool opens 11-year-old Gloriana Hemphill's eyes to the ugliness of racism in a small Mississippi town in 1964. Read full book review >

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MAKING FRIENDS WITH BILLY WONG by Augusta Scattergood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Even though this is mostly Azalea's tale, it's a refreshing novel inspired by real-life Chinese-American communities not often seen in stories. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's 1952, and Azalea Ann Morgan, an 11-year-old white girl, doesn't want to leave Texas and help Grandma Clark, who hurt her foot and lives in Paris Junction, Arkansas. Read full book review >

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THE WAY TO STAY IN DESTINY by Augusta Scattergood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Doesn't quite hit the right notes. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
Music and baseball history combine to convince sixth-grader Thelonious Monk Thomas that Destiny, Florida, should be his hometown. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 8, 2010

"Littman's plainspoken journalism reminds readers that, even in the Google era, there's no substitute for hard-nosed journalism."
A collection of muscular reportage from the pages of Playboy. Read full book review >

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AUGUSTA LOCKE by William Haywood Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2006

"Self-conscious, strained myth-making clots a good story."
A near-epic saga aims for the literary stratosphere, but its purple prose drags it down. Read full book review >

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AUGUSTA, GONE by Martha Tod Dudman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"Unsettling, of course, but hopeful and uplifting."
Harrowing account of a teenage girl in crisis, told with remarkable frankness by her mother. Read full book review >

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AUGUSTA COTTON by Margaret Erhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"An earnest, somber treatment that generally fails to entertain."
The breathy, tentative love story of a pair of 11-year-old girls forms the basis of this meandering tale—a younger version of Erhart's Unusual Company (1987) and just as murky. Read full book review >

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LUNCH WITH AUNT AUGUSTA by Emma Chichester Clark
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"Well wrought, with a satisfying story. (Picture book. 4-8)"

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WAITING FOR AUGUSTA by Jessica Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A whimsical, heartwarming, multilayered story about finding grace enough to accept the flaws in those we love and courage enough to act from our most deeply held beliefs. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Set in rural Alabama in 1972, this tale follows 11-year-old Benjamin Putter as he struggles to fulfill his father's final wish. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE AND THE RISING SUN by Augusta Trobaugh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Fussbudget style sinks a well-meaning romancer."
Second World War romance between a southern spinster and a Japanese gardener, by the author of Praise Jerusalem! (not reviewed), etc. Read full book review >

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SWAN PLACE by Augusta Trobaugh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Proof that the Midwest isn't the only source of corn: a readable and amiable tale that just becomes too sweet after a while."
Another southern yarn, as sweet as candied yams, from Trobaugh (Sophie and the Rising Sun, 2001, etc.), this time about a girl trying to keep her orphaned family together. Read full book review >

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THE TEA-OLIVE BIRD WATCHING SOCIETY by Augusta Trobaugh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"Uncomplicated Southern farce that works with bubbling bravado."
A group of darling elderly Southern ladies with fanciful names prove their mettle in Trobaugh's precious, endearingly soap-and-bath-powder latest (after Swan Place, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >