Search Results: "Carla Jablonski"


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THICKER THAN WATER by Carla Jablonski
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Under all this, Jablonski deals with serious issues, including the search for reality, awakening sexuality and how teenagers' perceptions of those around them impact their life choices. (Fiction. YA)"
Kia's life is not a fairy tale. Read full book review >

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SILENT ECHOES by Carla Jablonski
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"But the plot moves along quickly and will likely grab the attention of young teens. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Jablonski is in familiar territory in this pseudo time-travel/feminist treatise. Read full book review >

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DEFIANCE by Carla Jablonski
FICTION
Released: July 19, 2011

"A crisp, edge-of-your seat historical tale. (Historical graphic fiction. 12 & up)"
A sharp follow-up to Resistance (2010) takes place one year after French teenager Paul Tessier joined the Resistance and helped his Jewish friend Henri escape the Nazis. Read full book review >

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RESISTANCE by Carla Jablonski
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"An honorable attempt to illuminate the realities of life during war. (Graphic historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Vichy, 1942: French teenager Paul Tessier, an artist never far from his drawing pad, assumes charge of his family after his father is taken prisoner by German troops. Read full book review >

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Released: April 28, 1992

"A mild dose of suspense and mystery with no killings and no loss of marital chastity—even more innocuous than prime-time TV."
While his wife is away presiding over the birth of their first grandchild, Jack Jablonski, retired since Jablonski of L.A. (1991) from the FBI into private practice, juggles two cases—trying to figure out which deranged fan of hot newscaster Mikki O'Reilly disfigured and blinded her in an acid attack, and also seeing whether he can persuade high-school teacher Mary Montgomery to get away from her abusive husband before he kills her (an unofficial case that Jablonski will break with the help of neighboring psychic Marla May Willowbrook)—while fending off the pipe-dream advances of Sgt. Read full book review >

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JABLONSKI OF L.A. by Perry Lafferty
Released: June 17, 1991

"Pretty routine stuff, overall, with most of the limited interest coming from the knowledgeable aviation talk throughout (pilot-author Lafferty has also written an aviation thriller, The Downing of Flight Six-Heavy—not reviewed)."
Jackson Jablonski is an old-fashioned, overweight ex-FBI guy who is decidedly out of place in hip Venice, California, where he and his wife have come to sell her dead brother's beach house. Read full book review >

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Released: July 16, 2008

"Charming poetry about the everyday experience."
Through verse, a member of the Silent Generation swings into the next century, questioning a rapidly changing world. Read full book review >

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HAROLD ARLEN by Edward Jablonski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 1996

"Though at times overconsiderate (the subject remains unnecessarily saintly through some questionably racist musicals, dalliances with other women, etc.), this definitive book draws Arlen with complexity and clarity. (illustrations, not seen)"
An efficacious reconsideration of a songwriter whose career exemplified the cross-pollination of black and white popular music. Read full book review >

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HUMAN ODDITIES by Noria Jablonski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2005

"An exciting debut that rises to the risks it takes."
Tales of fantastic, unbearably embodied humanity. Read full book review >

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ALAN JAY LERNER by Edward Jablonski
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 1996

"However, he relies on the standard literature in retelling Lerner's life, barely moving beyond a handful of well-known sources for further insights. (32 b&w photos, not seen)"
Serviceable biography of a noted Broadway and film lyricist/librettist. Read full book review >

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DOG MAGIC by Carla Golembe
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The last line of the book lets readers in on the author's secret: This is a story about Golembe. (Picture book. 3-6)"
New shoes and a fear of dogs ordinarily do not go hand-in- hand, but they fit neatly into the plot of this first solo work from Golembe (illustrator of Jama Kim Rattigan's The Woman in the Moon, 1996, etc.), using her familiar sparkling tropical palette. ``Hot bananas!'' exclaims Molly when she discovers that her turquoise shoes with purple bows and pink and yellow stars are magic; all previous fear of dogs vanishes in a snap. Read full book review >

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THE THINGS THAT KEEP US HERE by Carla Buckley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"Mawkish prose and blatantly contrived plot developments make this a disappointing debut."
A pandemic, a catastrophic snowstorm, a massive power outage and social breakdown play out in the microcosm of a Columbus, Ohio, suburb. Read full book review >