Search Results: "Carol Cassella"


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OXYGEN by Carol Cassella
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"With its small cast, one-note plot and obsessive earnestness, this is a claustrophobic, simple but readable ER-like combination of procedures and human drama."
A child's inexplicable death on the operating table causes an implosion in the life of the anesthesiologist in charge. Read full book review >

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GEMINI by Carol Cassella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Readers may well overlook Cassella's frequently interjected bromides about love ('Is it a room inside your soul that opens when your lover enters?') since this engaging medical mystery makes far more compelling points about economics and sociology."
In a new mystery from Cassella (Healer, 2010, etc.), the lives of a doctor and her critically injured patient intertwine in unexpected ways. Read full book review >

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HEALER by Carol Wiley Cassella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"This tale of middle-class hardship touches buttons yet rarely plumbs real emotional depths."
Her marriage tested by financial ruin, Claire returns to work and struggles with her family, in a downbeat domestic story drained by its preoccupied heroine. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLIES IN THE GARDEN by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"However, this work will find a ready audience for science lessons and school reports; recommended for the science shelves of larger school and public libraries as well as home libraries. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
The relationship between butterflies and the gardens that provide their food and habitat is the focus for this informative work by Lerner (On the Wing: American Birds in Migration, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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FARMYARD SONG by Carol Morley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

With a repetitive rhyme, Morley introduces the sounds of animals in an imaginative look at a farmyard. Read full book review >

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A DESERT YEAR by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A handsome introduction to desert animals and plants. Read full book review >

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MY BACKYARD GARDEN by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A handsome atlas for the more intent diggers of dirt. (maps, charts, diagrams, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
An aesthetically pleasing year-round guide to gardening; Lerner (Backyard Birds of Summer, 1996, etc.) takes a well-organized, sensible approach to growing. Read full book review >

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AVA AND PIP by Carol Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"'Helping others helps you too' is Weston's essential message, and her story ably illustrates the point. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Weston sums up her new diary-style middle-grade novel when lively 10-year-old Ava writes that she hopes someday to write a book about "a good kid who does a bad thing and sometimes feels invisible, but who helps her sister find her voice and ends up finding her own." Read full book review >

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OPEN COURT by Carol Clippinger
FICTION
Released: June 12, 2007

"Fans of tennis and readers who have experienced the similar pressures will relate to Hall's mixture of excitement and apprehension. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Thirteen-year-old tennis phenomenon Hall Braxton has been competing in tennis tournaments since she was six. Read full book review >

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SWITCH by Carol Snow
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Claire's quick-paced narration comes laced with bolts of sarcasm; the realistic problems blend successfully into a suspenseful, mystical story that will attract fans of both chick-lit and the supernatural. (Fantasy. YA)"
It usually happens to 15-year-old Claire when there's a thunderstorm, and only with someone born under the same moon. Read full book review >