Search Results: "Blythe Woolston"


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MARTIANS by Blythe Woolston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A gorgeous and gut-wrenchingly familiar depiction of the entropic fragmentation of society. (Science fiction. 13-17)"
A 15-year-old girl supports herself with a retail job as her close-to-reality dystopia spirals into hilariously surreal (yet tragic) chaos. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Heartbreakingly honest. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Eighteen-year-old Polly recounts her road trip with Odd, a fellow survivor of the disease that killed five others from their small town, in D'Elegance, his Gramma's old baby-blue Cadillac. Read full book review >

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THE FREAK OBSERVER by Blythe Woolston
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"An auspicious debut for both the author and Carolrhoda's new Lab imprint. (Fiction. YA)"
Readers meet 16-year-old Loa in her guidance counselor's office as she is being encouraged to return to her schoolwork after witnessing her friend's death in a road accident. Read full book review >

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BLACK HELICOPTERS by Blythe Woolston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 12, 2013

"Harrowing and unforgettable. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A chilling exploration of the life, motivations and strategies of a young American suicide bomber. Read full book review >

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SHADOW BREAKERS by Daniel Blythe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A relatively tame paranormal mystery with interesting and likable, if not memorable, characters, this one is a good choice where demand for the genre is strong—which will be just about everywhere. (Paranormal suspense. 9-12)"
A fresh and often funny paranormal mystery for the middle school set. Read full book review >

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WHY I WRITE by Will Blythe
Released: Nov. 10, 1998

"By turns cantankerous and dreamy, and an inspiration to writers and readers alike—a living monument to the vitality and value of the writing life."
Twenty-five fiction writers answer the former Esquire literary editor's question: why do you write? Read full book review >

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UNDER THE MOON by Dyan Sheldon
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 1994

"Pretty, but not essential. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The team that collaborated on the widely praised The Whales' Song (1991) essays a theme explored most notably in George Ella Lyons's Dreamplace (1993) and Who Came Down That Road (1992). Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT BEAR by Gillian Shields
ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 2008

"At the center of this whimsical tale is a gently reassuring message regarding the nature of love and acceptance that young readers will embrace. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shields's affecting tale chronicles an arrogant toy's transition from revered object to beloved companion. Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE STAR by Joyce Dunbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"He and Dunbar (Seven Sillies, 1994, etc.) do full justice both to the glory and to the simple humanity of the Christmas story. (Picture book. 4-10)"
This Is The Star ($16.00; Oct. 1996; 36 pp.; 0-15-200851-9): A cumulative rhyme that simply and gracefully tells the Nativity story, with intensely dramatic full-bleed oil paintings to illustrate each element—star, shepherds, angel, stable, Christ child, wise men, and all the rest. Read full book review >

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REVENGE OF A NOT-SO-PRETTY GIRL by Carolita Blythe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 9, 2013

"Solidly grounded in the gritty realities of daily life, Faye's discoveries feel earned. A compelling and believable journey. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Disregard the awkward and misleading title. This exhilarating, generous-hearted tale with a smart, funny, caustically observant protagonist is about so much more than revenge: distinguishing what matters from what doesn't, taking risks, making mistakes and paying for them. Read full book review >

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AKENFIELD by Ronald Blythe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2001

"Today, we might see it simply as a work of art."
Though he's published other books mostly in his native England, Blythe will always be remembered for this contemporary masterwork: an oral history of a rural English village composed in 1969, before the form became a domestic trend. Read full book review >

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BLOOD OF MY BLOOD by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"A bleak, defiant, bare-knuckles read that will you exhausted by its relentlessly unsympathetic characters. Still, it provides enormously interesting insights into its author's work."
A long-lost unpublished first novel by the author of The Yearling chronicles the malevolent self-sacrifice of a life-blunted wife and mother for her ungracious writer daughter. Read full book review >