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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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

WEB OF LIES by Beverly Naidoo
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"The cultural content is less this time around, but continues especially in the diary entries addressed to Iyawo, a sculpture that embodies home and reminds Sade of her mother. (Fiction. YA)"
Still negotiating their refugee status in England, Femi and Sade find that the arrival of their father hasn't solved all their problems in this sequel to The Other Side of Truth (2001). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAMONA'S WORLD by Beverly Cleary
Released: Aug. 25, 1999

"While her book doesn't match what's in the newspapers, it's a timeless, serene alternative for children, especially those with less than happy realities. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ramona returns (Ramona Forever, 1988, etc.), and she's as feisty as ever, now nine-going-on-ten (or "zeroteen," as she calls it). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WITCH'S FIRE by Beverly Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

Confined to a wheelchair since the accident that killed her mother and sister, Kirsty Hamilton, 13, has just moved to Wisconsin to live with her father, his new wife, Rita, and Rita's nine-year-old daughter, Pam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOWL PLAY, DESDEMONA by Beverly Keller
Released: April 20, 1989

The heroine of No Beasts! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLYING OUT OF BROOKLYN by Beverly Magid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 27, 2007

"A heartfelt and ambitious novel that doesn't reach its potential."
A woman seeks to escape her humdrum life in World War II-era Brooklyn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LINE OF CUTTING WOMEN by Beverly McFarland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"First-rate short fiction."
paper 0-934971-62-5 Thirty-seven stories, drawn from two decades— worth of issues of CALYX: A Journal of Art and Literature By Women, demonstrate both how important a role the journal has played in providing a venue for both unknown and well-established writers, and how sharp its editorial eyes have been. Read full book review >