Search Results: "Bobbie Pyron"


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LUCKY STRIKE by Bobbie Pyron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Amusing, endearing and sometimes even electrifying. (Magical realism. 9-12)"
Could it ever be lucky to be struck by lightning? Read full book review >

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A DOG'S WAY HOME by Bobbie Pyron
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"This is an uplifting tale of devotion, perseverance and love beyond boundaries, and it's worth every taut word. (Adventure. 8- 12)"
Fans of the Lassie stories and The Incredible Journey, by Sheila Burnford (1961), will lose themselves in this harrowing adventure. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Terrifying, life-affirming and memorable. (author's note, bibliography) (Adventure. 10-14)"
An orphaned boy in Russia survives as a member of a pack of dogs. Read full book review >

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A PUP CALLED TROUBLE by Bobbie Pyron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A fast-paced, immersive exploration of urban wildlife from a satisfying animal point of view. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Aptly named coyote pup Trouble strays too far from home and ends up in the back of a truck headed for New York City. Read full book review >

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FAMILY SKELETONS by Bobbie O'Keefe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2011

"O'Keefe (Second Thoughts, 2009) straddles the fence nicely between mystery and romance, keeping the relationship in the forefront but incorporating a genuine puzzle."
Preparing her family home for sale, a San Francisco realtor faces painful old memories and surprising new opportunities. Read full book review >

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NANCY CULPEPPER by Bobbie Ann Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2006

"Mason has written some fine novels, in particular In Country (1985) and Feather Crowns (1993), but the short-story form has always seemed especially congenial to her; there's hardly a wasted word or a sloppy sentence in this quiet, gently moving collection."
Four previously published stories, a novella and two new tales follow the author's semi-autobiographical heroine in an uneasy back-and-forth between her native Kentucky and the wider world. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL IN THE BLUE BERET by Bobbie Ann Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2011

"Like Marshall himself, the novel maintains a reserved, laconic, even pedantic tone—off-putting at times yet often moving."
Mason (Nancy Culpepper, 2006, etc.) may surprise fans of her Appalachian stories with this historical novel about a World War II pilot who returns to France to find the families who helped him survive after his plane was shot down 36 years earlier. Read full book review >

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AN ATOMIC ROMANCE by Bobbie Ann Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2005

"Good characters, but not enough for them to do."
The flickering relationship between a dedicated cytotechnologist and a free-spirited uranium plant maintenance engineer more or less energizes Mason's rambling fourth novel. Read full book review >

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CLEAR SPRINGS by Bobbie Ann Mason
NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 1999

"Lucky is the clan who has a writer of Mason's caliber to preserve and interpret its history. (Author tour)"
An appreciative but often bittersweet meditation on southern family and cultural change by the author In Country (1985) and Feather Crowns (1993). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELVIS PRESLEY by Bobbie Ann Mason
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Although the complexities of Elvis's character and his place in American culture can't be entirely explicated with such brevity, Mason grasps the essentials with perception and passion."
A noted fiction writer (Zigzagging Down a Wild Trail, 2001, etc.) applies a bracing working-class sensibility and a native understanding of Elvis Presley's southern roots to the familiar tale of his meteoric career. Read full book review >