Search Results: "Brenda Woods"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"Infused with humor, hope and cleareyed compassion—a fresh take on an old paradigm. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Violet's a bright, engaging biracial preteen, resigned to a "predictable summer of boring nothing" in small-town Washington; happily, for her and for readers, she couldn't be more wrong. Read full book review >

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EMAKO BLUE by Brenda Woods
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

"She provides abundant discussion topics and features short, easy chapters written with an honesty that should appeal even to highly reluctant readers. (Fiction. YA)"
This short, accessible story packs a huge emotional punch with its depiction of innocence lost to random gang violence. Read full book review >

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ZOE IN WONDERLAND by Brenda Woods
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"This touching tale about finding strength in uniqueness is a well-crafted read from start to finish. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Zoe G. Reindeer hates her last name and her big feet and anything else that makes her "just Zoe." Read full book review >

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SAINT LOUIS ARMSTRONG BEACH by Brenda Woods
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A small gem that sparkles with hope, resilience and the Crescent City's unique, jazz-infused spirit. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
This gripping addition to the growing body of fiction portraying Katrina's profound effect on children and families pits an 11-year-old boy, a neighborhood dog and an elderly woman against the hurricane and subsequent devastating flood. Read full book review >

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THE RED ROSE BOX by Brenda Woods
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"An impressive debut. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Leah Hopper lives in tiny Sulphur, Louisiana, at a time when Jim Crow laws reign supreme. Read full book review >

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SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS by Darcy Woods
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 10, 2016

"A perfectly acceptable beach read. (Romance. 12-18)"
A girl who believes in astrology tries to follow her star chart to find her true love. Read full book review >

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A SEASIDE CHRISTMAS by Sherryl Woods
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A sweet, affecting holiday-themed read that will appeal to romance and Chesapeake Shores fans rooting for Jenny to find her own hero and happily-ever-after."
Successful songwriter Jenny Collins returns to Chesapeake Shores to escape Nashville and her messy breakup with country music star Caleb Green, but when Caleb follows her, entwining himself in her holiday season and her huge, extended stepfamily, she finds it hard to resist his charm despite their difficult past. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2010

"The bonobos have found their advocate."
A bright, informative memoir of a young woman's first encounters with love, marriage and the world's most endangered ape. Read full book review >

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ORCHID BLUES by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Saturday matinee fodder that'll keep you turning pages faster than an Elect recruit can field-strip a sidearm—though it'll help if your own capacity for critical reflection is just as low."
How could Florida's Orchid Beach Police Chief Holly Barker outdo her action-packed debut (Orchid Beach, 1998)? By losing her bridegroom to the lunatic terrorists who, having failed to kill presidential candidate William Henry Lee in The Run (2000), are trying again now that he's been elected. Read full book review >

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SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOR by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"As Stone continues to bed top women, buy every piece of real estate in sight, and vanquish the competition with the wave of a hand, you can't help but be struck by his increasing resemblance to Donald Trump. Or is that suggestion grounds for a libel suit?"
In this moments-after sequel to Foreign Affairs (2015), Stone Barrington acquires an English country estate, a brand-new enemy, and a corpse on his front lawn.Read full book review >

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A HISTORY OF GAY LITERATURE by Gregory Woods
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1998

"Though grounded in the particulars of gay male identity, this masterpiece of literary (and social) criticism calls across the divides of sex and sexual orientation."
These finely honed gay readings of selected Western (and some Eastern) literary texts richly reward the careful attention they demand. Read full book review >

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FAST AND LOOSE by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"Finally, a tale that answers that question of why Woods' bestselling thrillers are so unthrilling: because the characters you care about are never in danger for long enough to mix a proper martini. The unusual aptness of this installment's title is presumably unintended."
A survivor of TV pitchman Nelson Knott's ruinous presidential campaign (Below the Belt, 2017) declares war on New York attorney Stone Barrington, not realizing that in addition to being smart, tough, well-heeled, well-connected, and well-groomed, Stone is immortal. Read full book review >