Search Results: "Ayun Halliday"


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THE BIG RUMPUS by Ayun Halliday
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Motherhood recalled with engaging brio and considerable wisdom."
From the exuberant publisher, writer, and creator of the quarterly 'zine The East Village Inky, a breezy memoir of motherhood that for all its hip attitude also affectingly recalls traditional fears, joys, and a sense of the miraculous. Read full book review >

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PEANUT by Ayun Halliday
by Ayun Halliday, illustrated by Paul Hoppe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"If readers can suspend some disbelief and simply roll with what's offered, perhaps this will work for them. (Graphic fiction. 12 & up)"
A faked allergy spins wildly out of control in this prosaic graphic novel. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS LOTS OF HEINIES AT THE ZOO by Ayun Halliday
ANIMALS
Released: May 5, 2009

"Still, despite this cleverness, an additional butt-book purchase. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rhyming text elaborates on the bottoms of various animals as readers follow a family's trip to the zoo. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING MONARCHS by John Halliday
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"The combination of sustained suspense for action fans with simple but effective portraits adds up to an impressive performance from this first-time author. (Fiction. YA)"
Quickly drawn but touching characterizations draw readers into the suspense and increase the emotional impact in this exploration of a teenage serial killer and his victims. Read full book review >

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SUMMER DARKNESS, WINTER LIGHT by Sylvia Halliday
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Filled with lewd pinching, seduction with a whip handle, threatened spankings, and rapes: more like bowdlerized hard-core than good historical romance."
Romancer Halliday, a.k.a. Read full book review >

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PLAY NICE by Gemma Halliday
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 13, 2012

"Halliday (Deadly Cool, 2011, etc.) combines investigation with the inevitable romance for a mystery that's enjoyably by the book."
A former assassin can't seem to hide from her past. Read full book review >

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PREDICKTIONS by John Halliday
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"All the incidental details are linked together like the seats on a Ferris wheel, twirling events and people in a funny, breezy story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The town of Westlake is dullsville—no malls, movies, or fast food—except when the Pink & White Carnival arrives every August. Read full book review >

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SOCIAL SUICIDE by Gemma Halliday
Released: April 24, 2012

"Suspenseful fun. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
In a follow-up to Deadly Cool (2011), Hartley Featherstone returns to romp through another murder mystery. Read full book review >

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DEADLY COOL by Gemma Halliday
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Light indeed, but merry and often suspenseful. A pleasant, funny chick-lit mystery. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
In this light comedy/murder mystery, 16-year-old Hartley tries to prove that her ex-boyfriend didn't kill her rival. Read full book review >

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UNDERSTANDING THOMAS JEFFERSON by E.M. Halliday
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Jefferson was such an enigma that studies of him are almost as numerous as the volumes in the great man's own library—but this valuable new account deserves a prominent place among them. (Illustrated throughout)"
Historian Halliday votes to keep Thomas Jefferson on Mount Rushmore. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Thrilling and sobering, if uneven."
Blow-by-blow tale of a nearly deadly flight into the middle of enemy territory. Read full book review >