Search Results: "Carole Estby Dagg"


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THE YEAR WE WERE FAMOUS by Carole Estby Dagg
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 4, 2011

"Readers will enjoy the feminist adventures but crave more details. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
In danger of losing their farm and inspired by Nellie Bly's round-the-world feat, 18-year-old Clara Estby and her Norwegian immigrant mother, Helga, decide to walk from Mica Creek, near Spokane, Wash., to New York City, a projected May-to-December journey. Read full book review >

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SWEET HOME ALASKA by Carole Estby Dagg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Cozy, charming, and old fashioned, but in a good way; fine for curling up and reading under the covers—in Alaska or elsewhere. (author's notes, recipes) (Fiction. 10-14)"
If Laura Ingalls Wilder had lived in Alaska, she might have written this novel. Read full book review >

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SHARP HORNS ON THE MOON by Carole Crowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A strong novel, featuring an unusually scary, mercurial ghost. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A lonely fisherman's daughter finds a dubious playmate in this suspenseful ghost story, set in a remote corner of a Florida island. Read full book review >

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WOMEN OF THE BIBLE by Carole Armstrong
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1998

"The book will entice both students of religion and of art history to further study, yet it stands so sturdily on its own as a satisfying survey that it's difficult to conceive of the forum in which it would not be welcome. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Armstrong (Lives and Legends of the Saints, 1995, etc.) continues her felicitous union of celebrated paintings with stories from the religious tradition, this time relating the achievements of a series of women in brief, biographical sketches and presenting their portraits by medieval, Renaissance, or 17-century artists from Cranach to Rogier van der Weyden. Read full book review >

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ISLAND GIRL by Carole Berry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Offbeat motivation, exotic ambiance, and some quirky characters: a pleasant diversion."
Another amiable adventure for Bonnie Indermill—temporary worker, permanent busybody (Good Night, Sweet Prince, etc.)—this time subbing for a vacationing friend at the Flamingo Cove Hotel in the Bahamas, as director of aerobics and other group activities. Read full book review >

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UNDERSTUDY by Carole Bellacera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Wooden prose and preposterous plot: so bad it's kind of fun. From the author of East of the Sun, West of the Moon (2001), etc."
Trailer trashette turns into rich girl. Read full book review >

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THE THREADS OF THE HEART by Carole Martinez
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"A three-part book that would have been more interesting without the extraneous details."
Debut novelist Martinez attempts an ambitious tale about a woman who creates remarkable transformations with sewing materials, but the story unravels before the end. Read full book review >

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BREATH AND BONE by Carole Berg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 2, 2008

"Though the plot twists are sometimes obvious, the narrative crackles with intensity against a vivid backdrop of real depth and conviction, with characters to match. Altogether superior."
Second part of a fantasy duology, following Flesh and Spirit (2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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Recipes for Redemption by Carole Bumpus
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"An interesting survey of traditional regional French cooking for intermediate to advanced cooks and fans of Bumpus' novel."
This companion cookbook to Bumpus' novel, A Cup of Redemption (2014), provides recipes for traditional, rural French cooking, region by region. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR MARY GABRIEL by Carole Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2002

"An evocative portrayal of a Baton Rouge childhood, but hampered by contrived 'revelations.'"
Lawrence's debut alternates between 1995 and the early 1950s as an agricultural pamphlet-writer gets a wake-up call from the days when she was known as Bonita Gabriel. Read full book review >

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A NATURAL WOMAN by Carole King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2012

"A warm, winning read that showcases baby-boomer culture at its best."
An acclaimed singer-songwriter invites fans into her personal life. Read full book review >