Search Results: "Beth Clark"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Though frankly evangelical, Davis' book is still a refreshing read for those seeking the inspiration to follow the stirrings of their own hearts."
This moving debut memoir tells Davis' story of moving to Uganda and founding Amazima ministries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of underprivileged children. Read full book review >

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ABC GULLS by Beth Rand
by Beth Rand, illustrated by Beth Rand
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Kids without a frame of reference will still get a kick out of these goofy gulls. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Take a seaside location, add a colony of gulls and the alphabet, and the result is a clever abecedary specific to Maine. Read full book review >

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ONE THING STOLEN by Beth Kephart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Disturbing, sometimes unsettling and ultimately offering a sliver of hope, this effort rivetingly captures the destructive effects of mental and physical illness on a likable, sweet-natured teen. (Fiction. 11-18)"
Something very bad is happening to 17-year-old Nadia. Read full book review >

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SMALL DAMAGES by Beth Kephart
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 19, 2012

"Lovely and unusual—at once epic and intimate. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A young woman is forced into unexpected territory when she is packed off to a vividly imagined, shimmering Spanish countryside in order to conceal an unexpected pregnancy. Read full book review >

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SHELTER by Beth Cooley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"Readers will find a moving glimpse into a different kind of life, with the more frightening aspects downplayed. (Fiction. YA)"
Sixteen-year-old Lucy's family has been in a downward economic and emotional spiral since the death of her father several months earlier. Read full book review >

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BUT COME YE BACK by Beth Lordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"There's nothing flashy here, but each image, moment, and word counts and builds as the characters' lives overlap—overlap in connections the more powerful for their subtlety."
Life is an accumulation of told and, more importantly, untold stories in a quietly remarkable linked collection (a second from Lordan: And Both Shall Row, 1998) about a couple who retire to Ireland. Read full book review >

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WHEN IN DOUBT, ADD BUTTER by Beth Harbison
Released: July 17, 2012

"A lovable heroine and an engaging cast of eccentrics makes for a cheerful summer read."
Carried by an appealing narrator, this latest from the bestselling author of Shoe Addicts Anonymous (2007, etc.) features the exploits of a personal chef and her collection of oddball clients. Read full book review >

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Which Way Did She Go? by Beth Perkovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2015

"A boomtown fairy-tale romance perfect for a light vacation read."
Historical fiction about a young woman who runs from Philadelphia to the Wild West in the 1890s. Read full book review >

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CITY OF BOYS by Beth Nugent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 1992

"Weird, hypnotic, and highly promising."
Nugent, whose stories have appeared in The New Yorker and Mademoiselle, as well as in The Best American Short Stories 1985 and other anthologies, opens a door in this first collection to a bleak world whose hopelessness weighs heavy at times, but whose characters linger in the memory. Read full book review >

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NEW USES FOR OLD BOYFRIENDS by Beth Kendrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"An astute and charming look at friendship, love and self-discovery.
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After her glamorous life falls apart, Lila Alders is left with nothing; she returns home to Black Dog Bay to re-evaluate only to find her mother in crisis and her childhood home in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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LEEWAY COTTAGE by Beth Gutcheon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2005

"There's more going on here than the narrative can comfortably contain, but Gutcheon gets an A for effort and a solid B for achievement."
The wounds inflicted by bad parenting, the complexities of a flawed but enduring marriage, and Denmark's resistance to the Nazis: three compelling themes awkwardly yoked together in this ambitious latest from Gutcheon (More Than You Know, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >