Search Results: "Beverly Patt"


BOOK REVIEW

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER by Beverly Patt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"The faux-diary format is sure to appeal. (Fiction. 9-12)"
On April 24, 1942, when Dottie Masouka's Japanese-American family lose their rights as American citizens and are removed to an internment camp in Puyallup, Wash., her best friend Louise Krueger starts working on a scrapbook to share with Dottie. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY JENKINS
by Poornima Apte

If Beverly Jenkins had her way, her novels would have many more history nuggets than they do. But then, she says, she has to remind herself that she is writing romance, not a history book. The veteran award-winning writer of African-American historical fiction novels has dozens of books under her belt and knows it’s a fine line to walk between ...


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A SEASON OF CHANGE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As some of you know, I was in DC this past week for my father-in-law’s funeral.

I lived in the DC area for twenty years before we moved to Wisconsin 11 years ago, so my husband—who hadn’t been back in ten years (I was there for a quick trip in 2014 for a conference, but didn’t have time ...


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JANUARY ROMANCE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi romance friends!

It’s the last week of January (quite a month in every arena, at least in the Dumas home), so I thought I’d check in with my reviewer friends!

Last November you may recall I had weekly “Best of 2016” posts with PJ Ausdenmore, Scandie from Scandalicious, librarian Lynn Wall, and SOS Aloha.

I touched base with them ...


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BEVERLY GRAY
by Bill Thompson

Beverly Gray was as smitten as anyone.

Not so much with the character of Benjamin Braddock, though he had an urchin’s appeal, but with the totality of one of the most influential movies of the 20th century, Mike Nichols’ The Graduate.  

On the occasion of the film’s 50th anniversary, Gray offers a compelling behind-the-scenes look at the genesis and ...


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HOT IN JANUARY!
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I’m writing from a very warm Orlando FL where I am attending a (non-book related) conference with my husband. Believe me when I say it feels surreal to be wandering around in shorts and sandals! I boarded the plane in Madison at 25 degrees with at least 4 inches of accumulated snow on the ground—and landed to a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BUFFALO by Beverly Brodsky
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"With this multi-layered perspective of the buffalo Brodsky has managed to create an exceptional work that is both informational and aesthetically grand—a must purchase for all libraries. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8+)"
Brodsky (The Story of Job, 1986, etc.) has made a magnificent re-entry into the world of picture books with this historical look at the plight of the buffalo as related to the Native American experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"It is hard to imagine a wide readership for this well-meant collection but, as Naidoo reminds in an introduction, these children challenge us not to look away. (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
Workers from the International Rescue Committee retell the stories of 18 of the millions of children who, because of war, have fled their homes and are now living in camps in other parts of their own countries, in neighboring countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, or in new homes in the UK and the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

E.B. WHITE by Beverly Gherman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 30, 1992

"B&w photos and index not seen. (Biography. 9-13)"
An adequate survey of the life of ``the shy young man, the lonely college student, the fearful public speaker, the insecure writer'' whose oeuvre included The New Yorker's ``Talk of the Town'' and the delectably funny tag lines after its newsbreaks, several volumes of wise and witty essays, expertly cadenced verse, and The Elements of Style (bible of all true writers), as well as his beloved children's classics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SISTERS FROM HARDSCRABBLE BAY by Beverly Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2010

"Straightforward yet lyric prose and an eye for the crucial detail bring the Hillocks' world vividly to life."
Published posthumously, Jenson's debut is a rich cycle-of-life narrative about the title's two Canadian sisters, who grow up in rural poverty and make their way in the world, remaining close despite differences in disposition and ambition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TIARA CLUB by Beverly Brandt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2005

"Romantic comedy below the Mason-Dixon Line: fast-paced, funny and as sweet as iced tea."
Southern-fried chick-lit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEAN AND JOHNNY by Beverly Cleary
FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 1959

"Hers is a revealing looking glass for the many readers who will instinctively identify themselves with Jean."
When fifteen-year-old Jean Jarrett transfers her affections from television idol Kip Ladish to an arrogant classmate, the whole kaleidoscope of adult relationships overwhelms her. Read full book review >