Search Results: "Celeste Jenkins"


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THE LOST (AND FOUND) BALLOON by Celeste Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"It's an altogether charming book, but children may want to imitate Molly; adult caregivers of those that do should check environmental cautions and state law first. (Language to this effect will be added to the book in subsequent printings.) (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a pleasing tale by the recipient of the 2011 Cheerios New Author Contest, cheerful Molly releases a balloon and gains a friend. Read full book review >

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UNLOVELY by Celeste Conway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"Recommended for those who want more than just a romance—or for readers who have an innate dislike for slender, graceful young women with long legs and necks and great posture. (Suspense. 14-18)"
As Harley begins dating one of a group of ballerinas, he starts to become suspicious of the potentially threatening behavior of the rest. Read full book review >

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THE CRYSTAL RIBBON by Celeste Lim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Fantasy, history, folklore, memorable characters, and even a hint of humor converge for a great read. (Historical fantasy. 9-14)"
This hopeful coming-of-age story weaves together historical facts and spiritual/cultural beliefs to tell a tale of empowerment from the perspective of a poor, young female—one of the lowliest members of society in medieval China. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 18, 1998

"Her humor, as well as her insight, make this book a peculiar and delightful piece of scholarship. (b&w and color illustrations, not seen)"
A playful yet intellectually rigorous examination of kitsch: its history, symbolic import, and emotional resonance. Read full book review >

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Prophecy of the Eagle I by Mike Celeste
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2014

"A spirited debut that should satisfy fans of both sports and historical YA fiction."
A coming-of-age tale of a Onondaga youth applying the ancient lessons of lacrosse to the strictures of reservation life in turn-of-the-century New York state. Read full book review >

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UNSPENT MOTION by Celeste Newbrough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"An intimate portrayal of lives whose final chapters often go largely unobserved; best appreciated by those interested in feminist literature and issues of aging."
A collection of short stories and a novella that explore love, aging, loss and solitude from a feminist perspective. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU by Celeste Ng
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2014

"Ng's emotionally complex debut novel sucks you in like a strong current and holds you fast until its final secrets surface."
Ng's nuanced debut novel begins with the death of a teenage girl and then uses the mysterious circumstances of her drowning as a springboard to dive into the troubled waters beneath the calm surface of her Chinese-American family. Read full book review >

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WEDDED BLISS by Celeste Bradley
Released: May 2, 2017

"A little bit of everything—humor, secrets, betrayals, misunderstandings, sexual tension, breathtaking romance—adds up to a completely delightful read."
After Bliss Worthington's plans to marry a duke go awry and she winds up wed to his bastard brother instead, the couple enters into a battle of wills that may end up in a happy-ever-after if they can sift through fact and fiction while opening their hearts to the truth. Read full book review >

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LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"With her second novel, Ng further proves she's a sensitive, insightful writer with a striking ability to illuminate life in America."
This incandescent portrait of suburbia and family, creativity, and consumerism burns bright. Read full book review >

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WHEN YOU OPEN YOUR EYES by Celeste Conway
Released: March 20, 2012

"Whether Lucien is a victim or a predator is up to readers to interpret, but either way, it's hard to imagine anyone rooting for these two. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A modern-day Romeo and Juliet. Read full book review >

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THE GOODBYE TIME  by Celeste Conway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"Even the cover is ambiguous. (Fiction. 9-12)"
"Why do people say New Beginnings when they really mean the opposite?" wonders Manhattanite Anna, as her fifth-grade graduation approaches and changes seem to be affecting everyone she knows. Read full book review >