Search Results: "Constance Squires"


BOOK REVIEW

LIVE FROM MEDICINE PARK by Constance Squires
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2017

"You don't need to be a rock fan to appreciate this rite-of-passage story, but Squires' fellow rockers will also appreciate her attention to details."
A rocky encounter with a rock icon changes a filmmaker's life in Squires' (Along the Watchtower, 2011) heartfelt novel. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER CUP by Constance Leeds
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Seasons change and friendship grows, and Anna's story becomes one of courage, kindness and hope in her corner of the medieval world. (author's note, historical note, glossary, foreign phrases) (Fiction. 12+)"
Fifteen-year-old Anna lives in a small German village in 1095, a year that will bring great changes. Read full book review >

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A SHORT HISTORY OF AFRICA, 1500-1900 by Constance Jones
HISTORY
Released: March 1, 1993

"Illustrations, maps, index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
At last, a history of pre-colonial Africa presenting an African perspective for young adults. Read full book review >

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OFF THE TRACKS by Constance Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2014

"An often appealing story about a young girl's adventurous, yet impoverished, life on the road."
Hood's debut novel tells the story of a young girl whose divorced mother takes her family on a trip to Germany, where they live as vagabond beatniks in the early 1960s. Read full book review >

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Desperate Straits by Janet Squires
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A well-developed romance wrapped in an engaging and fast-paced Western, complete with strong protagonists, colorful settings, and superb historical details.
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An Irishwoman encounters intrigue and the search for a lost treasure when she moves to the Arizona Territory in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR JEFFREY by Constance M. Foland
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"For sheer tear-jerking, this is not up to Lurlene McDaniel's formulaic novels, but it has rewarding moments. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In a loving, occasionally sentimental story, Dodie is having a hard year: her parents are separated, and heading for divorce; her older brother, once a comrade, now finds her useless; her hopes for the school talent show are squashed by a disastrous tryout; and there is no one her age in the neighborhood. Read full book review >

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NORA by Constance C. Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"No wonder Chuck finds Nora's quiet ways likable; as her wry narration demonstrates, she's perfectly capable of nabbing the attention she needs, and entertaining her audience in the process. (Fiction. 10-12)"
If only the heroines of this tale—Nora, almost 13, and sibling Patsy, just 12—didn't seem so much older than their ages suggest, Greene would have a near-perfect tale about the hauntings of the heart. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A worthy listing, but only a first stop on the way to further research. (b&w photos, index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
A sound-bite presentation of 65 African-Americans who were ``first'' at something. Read full book review >

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Tethered to Wanting by Constance Huddleston Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"A compelling Southern narrative that effectively develops its engaging characters."
Debut author Anderson offers a richly textured, coming-of-age novel based on true events. Read full book review >

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STUNT CAT TO THE STARS by Constance Lombardo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"'Diary of a Wimpy Cat' or maybe 'Lynda Barry's Cat Goes Hollywood,' it's decent enough fare for graduates of Bad Kitty but not nearly as funny or inventive. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 7-10)"
Mr. Puffball longs to be a star. Will Hollywood welcome him? Read full book review >

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STUNT CAT ACROSS AMERICA by Constance Lombardo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Not a total hairball, but far from a first purr-chase. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 7-11)"
Mr. Puffball's done with being a stunt cat…what's next for him? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"The author assumes that readers understand horse-racing better than is probably the case, but he offers a well-told cautionary tale about greed and willful inattention."
Former Chicago Tribune editor and successful horseman Squires (Horse of a Different Color: A Tale of Breeding Geniuses, Dominant Females, and the Fastest Derby Winner Since Secretariat, 2002) exposes a thoroughbred horse-racing industry drowning in drug abuse and rife with unscrupulous business practices. Read full book review >