Search Results: "Carla Messinger"


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WHEN THE SHADBUSH BLOOMS by Carla Messinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"This is a gentle introduction to the fact that Native Americans are an important part of our history—and of our present. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Across double-page illustrations, two Lenape Indian families engage in similar activities—an informational juxtaposing of the activities of a family from years past (approx. 400 years ago) as they fish, garden, harvest and play alongside their contemporary counterparts. 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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 1996

"Of special interest to sufferers, but also valuable to their families and to health professionals."
Words of comfort from a recovered hypochondriac whose own fear-filled years of suffering, eventual mental breakdown, and successful therapy demonstrate that this much-maligned ailment can be treated. Read full book review >

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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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ZORA NEALE HURSTON by Carla Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A valuable resource for students of Hurston's work, and a mine for future research."
Revealing selection of letters by the renowned folklorist, novelist, and essayist, capably edited by Kaplan (English/USC). 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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ANNABELLE'S BIG MOVE by Carla Golembe
Released: March 1, 1999

"Her sympathetic treatment of the subject and the positive resolution offers encouragement for children immersed in the turmoil of moving. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In two short stories, Golembe (Dog Magic, 1997) chronicles the relocation of Annabelle, a puppy, from the frozen tundra to the warm tropics, thereby addressing the wide range of emotions involved in moving. Read full book review >

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WHAT DOESN'T KILL HER by Carla Norton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"In spite of allowing the second entry in the series to tap into emotional back stories that might better have been saved for later, Norton writes smart characters and cleverly leaves herself room for a sequel."
A kidnapping victim must use her insight into her former captor to catch him after he escapes from a psychiatric hospital. Read full book review >

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WHAT NIGHT BRINGS by Carla Trujillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"A standard kid-on-the-threshold-of-the-world tale, decently told and fairly engaging, but suffused with a hatred of men so palpable that it might have been written by Andrea Dworkin."
First novel about a young Latina lesbian's painful coming of age. Read full book review >

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TROUBLEMAKERS by Carla Shalaby
NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2017

"A provocative study questions the value and/or harm of conformity in a school setting."
A close look at four young "troubled" kids in school. Read full book review >

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THE EDGE OF NORMAL by Carla Norton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Norton (Perfect Victim, 1988) skillfully develops her tricky subject, gradually shifting from an emphasis on its tabloid aspects to a close identification with the victim/heroine in a story of justice served by the one who deserves it most."
A victim turns vigilante in a cat-and-mouse tale of a child predator and his former prey. Read full book review >