Search Results: "Celia Rivenbark"


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RUDE BITCHES MAKE ME TIRED by Celia Rivenbark
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Once again, Rivenbark reliably delivers what her fans have come to expect: a self-assured combination of common sense, sharp humor and a dash of Southern charm."
More ribald social input from humor columnist Rivenbark. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Open-minded fans of the crass one-liner will find much to savor, while many readers will discover that a little Rivenbark goes a long way."
Snarky Southern humor essayist and columnist skewers everything from yoga to marriage to eyelashes. Read full book review >

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WHAT ABOUT LADYBUGS? by Celia Godkin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"But even if The Gardener's Bug Book (1994) doesn't list any caterpillars partial to peas, young naturalists will still enjoy this brief ecology lesson. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
In an effort to eliminate harmful insects, a gardener sprays his fruit trees, vegetables, and flowers with bug killer. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE GIANT STIRRED by Celia Godkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Though lacking the inventive narrative and scientific detail of Jean Craighead George's Dear Katie, the Volcano IS a Girl (1998), this makes a serviceable overview of its topic for younger children. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Godkin traces the cycle of life on a tropical volcanic island. Read full book review >

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ANTHEM FOR JACKSON DAWES by Celia Bryce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"Sentimental but uncritical. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A movingly told British import about a teen girl with cancer treads some familiar ground. Read full book review >

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SOVAY by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

It's best not to mess with Sovay Middleton. Read full book review >

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WITCH CHILD by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: July 13, 2001

"With its theme of religious intolerance and its touches of the supernatural, this is sure to be in high demand for a long time. (Fiction. 11-14)"
After watching her grandmother hang for being a witch, Mary journeys to the New World only to discover that human nature's desire to blame another is not limited to 17th-century England. Read full book review >

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Prosecco & Paparazzi by Celia Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2015

"Pure fun and pure fluff—the perfect book to read on the beach with a glass of prosecco in hand.
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A lighthearted romance packed with glitz, glamour, and celebrities. Read full book review >

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CHURCHILL WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE by Celia Sandys
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"A pleasant and undemanding excursion into the experiences of the young Churchill in a more chivalrous time. (24 pages b&w photos, 6 maps)"
A charming, unassuming account by Winston Churchill's granddaughter of the adventures that made him famous during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899—1902. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Though the portrayal of Rob's deteriorating mental state is raw and often uncomfortable, in the end, the honest, uncensored storytelling makes this a tale that will stay with readers long after the final page is turned. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A dark and dangerous thrill ride pushes teen readers to the brink of their comfort zones when it comes to issues of love, lust, politics, family and war. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1992

"An agenda-driven play-by-play that's told too far from the heat of the field."
Weighted report on the 1990 Democratic campaigns of Ann Richards, who won the statehouse in Texas, and Dianne Feinstein, who lost it in California; by the author of Fanny Wright: Rebel in America (not reviewed). Read full book review >