Search Results: "Cynthia Jaynes Omololu"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 20, 2009

"A serviceable treatment of the topic, useful for classrooms and families. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Omololu introduces the concept of time zones by depicting the slice-of-life activities of nine families in ten global cities. Read full book review >

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CYNTHIA GREGORY DANCES SWAN LAKE by Cynthia Gregory
Released: Oct. 25, 1990

One of the great contemporary prima ballerinas describes the tasks and events of a day climaxed by dancing the lead in her favorite ballet. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"First of an intended series about Violet that will, no doubt, continue the pious messages. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three adorable kittens are born in a kitchen pantry. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Arch, cynical, sullen indeed, Jaynes's salty conversation with himself is a comic, cautionary tale of the pitfalls of midlife sailing adventures."
A message in a bottle, in diary format, from the author's journey to the South Seas on a British-operated cargo ship with a Russian crew, a sling of senior citizens, and a growing sense of ennui. Read full book review >

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TRANSCENDENCE by C.J.  Omololu
Released: June 1, 2012

"Overall, nicely done. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
A girl musician who starts remembering her past lives learns that reincarnation can be dangerous, but romantic too. Read full book review >

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DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS by C.J.  Omololu
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Nonetheless, readers will be rapt. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
An emotionally charged novel dealing with the issue of compulsive hoarding tells the story of a girl forced to make an agonizing decision in this nicely realized page-turner. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD TWIN by C.J.  Omololu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A classic whodunit for the teenage set. (Mystery. 13-18)"
Could an identical twin be a killer without her sister knowing it? Read full book review >

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INTUITION by C.J.  Omololu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"Cole's tale is still an interesting one, but the series can't take too much more romantic push and pull. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
This first sequel to the reincarnation story Transcendence (2012) starts slowly but builds up. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 1992

"While not without some interest to all basketball fans, this paean to the Portland team will play best in the Northwest. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Coach Adelman of basketball's talent-rich Portland Blazers, aided by a reporter for the Portland Oregonian, offers a diverting but relatively dry game-by-game diary of his team's 1990-91 season. Read full book review >

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NOTHING BUT THE RENT by Sharon Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

Psychologist and first-time author Mitchell offers a highly entertaining and unusually illuminating study of female bonding The focus here is on the time-tested but undeniably complex friendships among four African-American women who first met in college. Read full book review >

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PYM by Mat Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"An acutely humorous, very original story that will delight lovers of literature and fantasy alike."
A struggling professor of African-American lit falls through the rabbit hole of Edgar Allan Poe's strangest tale. Read full book review >

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VATICAN WALTZ by Roland Merullo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A fresh, moving portrait of religion as it could and should be. The cliffhanging finale offers hope that we will see more of Cynthia's odyssey in future books."
A young Massachusetts woman is prompted to share her messages from God with the Catholic Church hierarchy in Merullo's warmhearted addition to his series of unusual religious novels (American Savior, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >