Search Results: "Cammie McGovern"


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A STEP TOWARD FALLING by Cammie McGovern
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Fans of Jane Austen will appreciate this unconventional homage. (Romance. 14-18)"
McGovern explores dating, disability, activism, and impending adulthood with a bow to Jane Austen. Read full book review >

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EYE CONTACT by Cammie McGovern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2006

"Despite some flaws, a generally successful combination of compassionate domestic realism and pulse-rattling suspense."
A ten-year-old girl's murder is witnessed by her autistic schoolmate in this creepy, absorbing literary thriller. Read full book review >

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SAY WHAT YOU WILL by Cammie McGovern
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 3, 2014

"Ultimately, a deeply engaging and rewarding story. (Romance. 14-17)"
Crushes, missteps and genuine loyalty on the road to deep friendship. Read full book review >

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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH by Cammie McGovern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2010

"It's hard to say who's more manipulative, the narrator or her creator, but TV's Desperate Housewives would feel right at home on creepy Juniper Lane."
In this psychological mystery from McGovern (Eye Contact, 2006, etc.), a former librarian is exonerated after serving 12 years in prison for a neighbor's murder and returns to her suburban Connecticut neighborhood to find the real killer. Read full book review >

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CHESTER AND GUS by Cammie McGovern
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A bittersweet, vexing glimpse of a less-portrayed point on the autism spectrum. (Fiction. 9-13)"
After his fear of loud noises causes him to fail his service dog training, Chester, a supersmart chocolate Lab, becomes a support dog to Gus, a white 10-year-old boy with nonverbal autism. Read full book review >

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JUST MY LUCK by Cammie McGovern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Though a little heavy-handed, Benny's story is insightful and inspirational. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fourth grade is proving to be harder than Benny Barrows expected. But Benny is stronger than he realized. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF SEEING by Cammie McGovern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2002

"A well-told tale of love and jealousy: good characters and a strong narrative voice."
A first novel from storywriter McGovern (a Nelson Algren Award winner), sister of actress Elizabeth McGovern, depicts the strained affection between a successful actress and her younger sibling. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"McGovern's plans call for a degree of economic generosity and a fundamentally altered political mindset that may prove more difficult to effect than the food production itself—but he deserves a hearing."
A bighearted and commonsensical approach to ending world hunger from the former US senator and one-time Presidential candidate who now serves as US representative to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome. Read full book review >

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RULES FOR 50/50 CHANCES by Kate McGovern
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"McGovern tackles uncertainty in an array of forms—illness, college, career, love—with ethnically diverse characters and occasionally memorable phrases, but through Rose's often self-centered point of view, the result is uneven. (Fiction. 14-18)"
"My mother is my crystal ball," declares 17-year-old Rose Levenson. She's right in more ways than she believes. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"A book of heartfelt conviction that will not change a single mind."
Almost 40 years after his unsuccessful campaign for the presidency, the liberal Democrat addresses the state of the party, and the state of the country, in what reads like a long stump speech. Read full book review >

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MORBID THOUGHTS by Michael McGovern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"A riveting character study even during its most appalling moments."
In McGovern's dark debut thriller, a troubled man snaps and commits murder—again. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

An anguished account of the unhappy life of Terry McGovern, by a father still struggling to come to terms with it. Read full book review >