Search Results: "Darcy Scott"


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"The kind of book readers will tear through, only to find themselves hungry for more."
A botanist retreats to a remote island to escape a complicated sex life, only to find himself tangled in a string of suspicious deaths. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS by Darcy Woods
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 10, 2016

"A perfectly acceptable beach read. (Romance. 12-18)"
A girl who believes in astrology tries to follow her star chart to find her true love. Read full book review >

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A DARK AND BLOODY GROUND by Darcy O’Brien
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 1993

"The smell of wet, coal-laden earth, white lightening, and cocaine-driven sweat rises from these marvelously atmospheric—and compelling—pages. (Eight pages of b&w photographs) (TV rights to ABC)"
Hillbilly sociopaths rip off a miserly old doctor and kill his daughter: another first-rate—and lurid—true-crime chronicle from journalist/novelist O'Brien (Margaret in Hollywood, 1991; Murder in Little Egypt, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Some genuine intelligence gets lost in self-congratulation and reliance on one-liners."
When the 30-ish narrator of Cosper's debut announces that she's scheduled to attend seventeen weddings in the next six months, the reader may wonder if she will prove as charming—and lucky—as Hugh Grant after his four. Sadly, the answers are no and no. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Not so hot. (additional readings) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
An exploration of "witchcraft" shown through the mind-numbing pink fog of a teen-magazine lens. Read full book review >

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BROOKLYN ZOO by Darcy Lockman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"Before returning to graduate school Lockman worked as a magazine journalist, a skill she puts to good use in this insider's look at the practice of psychiatry in a poorly funded, understaffed public institution."
The challenges facing a psychotherapist during a yearlong internship in a New York City public hospital. Read full book review >

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ROLL by Darcy Miller
Released: May 23, 2017

"A fresh take on a familiar challenge: a friend who develops a teen body and interests more quickly."
Rising sixth-graders Ren and Sutton bond through training Birmingham Roller pigeons. Read full book review >

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THE HAWK IS HUNGRY by D'Arcy McNickle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 1992

"Sometimes old-fashioned in tone but right in line with the multicultural and debunking thrust of today's New Western History."
Sixteen stories, ten edited from previously unpublished manuscripts, provide unromantic views of the American West, observations of urban sophistication and prejudice, and insight into the life and creative work of author/political leader McNickle (1904-77), perhaps the most influential Native American of his era. Read full book review >

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DESERT BATHS by Darcy Pattison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2012

"A useful classroom teaching tool; it is also available in Spanish. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Throughout a day and night, a dozen U.S. desert animals demonstrate that not all animals use water to bathe. Read full book review >