Search Results: "Belle Boggs"


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BOGGS by Lawrence Weschler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"An intelligent, ironic, and entertaining text about making money, from an accomplished reporter. (illustrations)"
J.S.G. Boggs, the artist who draws money, is revisited by New Yorker staffer Weschler (Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder, 1995; Calamities of Exile, 1998; etc.). Read full book review >

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MATTAPONI QUEEN by Belle Boggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Unfussy, understated and richly varied stories—a promising debut."
Boggs's sure-footed debut collection, winner of the Bakeless Prize for Fiction, is set on and around the Mattaponi Indian reservation in Virginia. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"In her reporting, researching, and sharing, Boggs has performed a public service for those in a similar position—and for anyone interested in the implications of parenthood or in a story well-told and deeply felt."
So much more than a memoir about trying to conceive. Read full book review >

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BELLE by Sarah Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Fine as a chaste novelty, but it may leave non-Amish folks wondering if this is a variation that needs to exist."
In an Amish tale not quite as old as time, a young woman marries a disfigured recluse to save her family's farm. Can love blossom from such a thorny transaction? Read full book review >

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BELLE by Paula Byrne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"Byrne brings to this brief history an eye for telling details of daily life, slaveholders' unthinkable cruelty, and the fervent work of a few good men and women who changed their world."
A history of Britain's anti-slavery struggle that begins with a child. Read full book review >

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Hell's Belle by Karen Greco
Released: June 17, 2013

"A refreshing addition to the well-stocked vampire genre."
Another action-packed, supernatural crime-fighting offering from Greco (Bloody Boulevard, 2013). Read full book review >

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NELLIE BELLE by Mem Fox
by Mem Fox, illustrated by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Sunny, reassuring fare for recent graduates from toddlerdom itching to leave safe harbors (for a time, at least) to check out new horizons of their own. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A canine explorer finds small adventures in the wide world outside her fenced yard. Read full book review >

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OPENING BELLE by Maureen Sherry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"So much fun, and educational too."
Corporate sexism and the mortgage crisis are a laugh a minute...in this delightful comic novel, at least. Read full book review >

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REBEL BELLE by Rachel Hawkins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"Plenty of merriment, even for Yankees. (Paranormal comedy. 12-16)"
This paranormal chick-lit comedy finds a queen-bee high school girl from Alabama gaining superpowers that require her to protect the boy she's disliked all her life. Read full book review >

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BELLE CORA by Phillip Margulies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A convincing melodrama in which the victim takes charge."
The fictional memoir of an actual madam who ruled Gold Rush-era San Francisco. Read full book review >

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BELLE EPOQUE by Elizabeth Ross
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"A refreshingly relevant and inspiring historical venture. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
The aristocrats and the poor clash in 1888-9 Paris. Read full book review >

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CREOLE BELLE by James Lee Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 2012

"As if all the complications aren't enough, Burke, in his latest attempt to outdo himself, ties the Gulf oil spill to art fraud, sexual slavery and Nazis. A darkly magnificent treat for Dave's legion of admirers, though not the best place for newcomers to begin."
Great news for readers who feared that Burke had left Iberia Parish Sheriff's Deputy Dave Robicheaux dying at the end of The Glass Rainbow (2010); Dave and his old friend Clete Purcel are back for an even more heaven-storming round of homicide, New Orleans-style. Read full book review >