Search Results: "Claire Vanderpool"


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MOON OVER MANIFEST by Claire Vanderpool
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"The absolute necessity of story as a way to redemption and healing past wounds is at the heart of this beautiful debut, and readers will cherish every word up to the heartbreaking yet hopeful and deeply gratifying ending. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
When 12-year-old Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kan., in 1936 to stay with her father's boyhood friend, little does she know her sojourn will take her back, via mesmerizing tales, newspaper clippings, curious mementoes and World War I letters, to Manifest as it was in 1918—and into the life of the mysterious boy nicknamed Jinx. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 19, 2008

"A satisfactory historical fiction novel that could use more edge and polish."
A sweeping yet compact saga that traces one woman's life from wealth and affluence to a Chicago brothel, as she learns to rely on herself in the face of numerous obstacles and challenges. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE MARVEL by John Burnham Schwartz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Very precious, very trite-seeming. Love Story it's not."
An acutely sensitive love story, the sort in which feelings and psyches are so fragile that the normal ups and downs of true love become near-fatal wounds. Here, a thirtysomething man recalls his haunting love for an elusive and complex woman. Read full book review >

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RESCUING CLAIRE by Thomas Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 1991

"Still, Johnson pulls off this first novel, turning trite material into delightful muscular prose that makes him a writer to watch."
A clever, well-written trot through student life in 1960's Wisconsin. Read full book review >

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Claire on Lafayette Square by Judith Chouteau
Released: June 18, 2014

"The message of friendship trumping serious challenges comes through clearly despite sometimes-cringe-worthy rhymes."
In an awkwardly rhyming picture book about helping a friend overcome an illness, debut author Chouteau introduces Claire, a fun-loving, caring redhead in the diverse neighborhood of Lafayette Square, St. Louis. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE DE LUNE by Christine Johnson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 18, 2010

"Claire is a sympathetic character, though her love interest seems too idealized and one-dimensional and the conclusion entirely too tidy—in the end, there is not much to set apart this reworking of a familiar idea. (Supernatural romance. 12 & up)"
An enjoyable if forgettable supernatural romance, this debut novel will be appreciated by teens who can't get enough of the genre. Read full book review >

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ELEANOR, ARTHUR, AND CLAIRE by Diana Engel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"With the importance it places on creativity in relationships and in working through grief, unusual and effective as well as appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Claire loves visits with Grandma, a painter, and Grandpa, a sculptor. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE AND PRESENT DANGER by Gillian Roberts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2003

"More substance to the mystery, more crackle to the dialogue: a notch up for the series."
After a two-book sabbatical devoted to launching her fledgling Howe-August series, an obviously revitalized Roberts returns with a brisker, brighter 10th Amanda Pepper (Helen Hath No Fury, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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LADY CLAIRE IS ALL THAT by Maya Rodale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"For Austenites with a yen for a hero who is humbled into good sense and a heroine who learns to value sensibility."
Love blooms unexpectedly when an American arrival to Regency London becomes a pawn in a bet between two ne'er-do-well aristocrats. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE OF THE SEA LIGHT by Edwidge Danticat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Both lyrical and cleareyed, a rare and welcome combination."
Danticat's first fiction in nine years (The Dew Breaker, 2004, etc.): a snapshot of 21st-century Haiti in the form of stories unfolding around a little girl in the coastal town of Ville Rose. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2017

"Libraries looking to add to their inclusive nonfiction offerings will find this one a winner."
A 10-year-old girl practices focusing her energy in order to earn a nickname as a boxer in this true story, accessibly told by Mach (Matteo Wants to See What's Next, 2017, etc.) and Stroup-Rentier (MyaGrace Wants to Make Music, 2017, etc.)as part of their Finding My World series, with photographs by series collaborator Birdsell.Read full book review >