Search Results: "Becky Masterman"


BOOK REVIEW

BECKY by Lenore Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"As characterized here, Becky doesn't earn the equal time she clamors for."
A supporting character in Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer gets her own novel. Read full book review >

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A TWIST OF THE KNIFE by Becky Masterman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"Against all odds, the harrowing back story and repeated doses of present-tense violence make the investigation not so much shocking as deeply, heart-wrenchingly sad. It'll be a long time before intrepid readers who enter Masterman's latest labyrinth shake off its suffocating spell."
Even though her father is hovering near death, Brigid Quinn, put out to pasture in Tucson, can't help responding to another request from her old FBI friend Laura Coleman (Rage Against the Dying, 2013) to help with a cold case that turns red-hot. Read full book review >

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RAGE AGAINST THE DYING by Becky Masterman
Released: March 12, 2013

"A scorching, humane first novel that reads as if Masterman's been sitting for a long time on some truly ugly secrets."
Masterman's gangbusters debut sets a retired FBI agent who thinks she's seen it all against a serial killer who provides new horrors she's never seen. Read full book review >

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BECKY THE BORROWER by Udo Weigelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Henn reflects this relaxed approach with pleasant scenes of a smiling Becky surrounded by also-smiling stuffed animals and other goods—plus other children who, even in the dream, look more puzzled than angry. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Who doesn't like toys? Read full book review >

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BECKY BERNSTEIN GOES BERLIN by Holly-Jane Rahlens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"A lively and entertaining debut."
From an American-born actress now living in Germany, a first novel that offers wry and refreshingly upbeat reminiscences of life in the single lane—both here and in Berlin. Read full book review >

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THE ACTUAL & TRUTHFUL ADVENTURES OF BECKY THATCHER by Jessica Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"Delightful. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Here's a different Becky Thatcher: She spews spitballs, prefers overalls to dresses, takes dares from boys and tracks down criminals. Read full book review >

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FINDING GRACE by Becky Citra
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Dysfunctional-mother fiction is a crowded genre; this one lacks sufficient punch to distinguish itself. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
Hope didn't even know that Grace was missing—she thought the girl to whom she's secretly written for years was imaginary. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"A compassionate narrative about how one group of friends helped each other thrive after the deaths of their spouses."
How to cope with tragedy with the help of good friends. Read full book review >

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YOUR SKIN HOLDS YOU IN by Becky Baines
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The lively design and small trim size invite early readers, but the difficulty of some words and lack of glossary may require them to seek an adult's help at first. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
This appealing young-readers' introduction to skin is illustrated with photographs of children and adults of many races, overlaid with drawings and labels to show relevant details. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF! by Becky Bloom
Released: March 1, 1999

"The cartoonish figures have expressive faces and postures, offering plenty for readers to pore over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An entertaining tale featuring well-known figures; a tired, hungry wold enters a little town populated by disgruntled people, humorously drawn by Biet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOSEPH THE DREAMER by Becky Laff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A lively version of a biblical story of wisdom, wits, treachery, and repentance. (Graphic fiction/religion. 8-11)"
The Old Testament story of Joseph, the brother sold into slavery who becomes the pharaoh's grand vizier, is interpreted in graphic-novel format. Read full book review >