Search Results: "Dawn Metcalf"


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INDELIBLE by Dawn Metcalf
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 30, 2013

"An uneven but eventually engaging story of first love, family drama and supernatural violence. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
"Meet cute" is more like meet violent when Joy Malone gets dragged into supernatural politics and ends up saving the world in this teen paranormal series starter. Read full book review >

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LUMINOUS by Dawn Metcalf
FANTASY
Released: June 30, 2011

"And there's little to Consuela's would-be romance with V. Only extreme fans of Melissa Marr, Cassandra Clare and the like will find anything to enjoy here. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A confusing and at times just plain weird paranormal debut. Read full book review >

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Rambler Rose by Teri  Metcalf
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2015

"A humorous and colorful, if unevenly paced, coming-of-age story."
Metcalf's memoir explores growing up in 1950s and '60s California with a complicated family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"Farewell soccer moms, hello women of cover."
Language authority Metcalf (The World in So Many Words, 1999, etc.) entices readers into the quirky, sometimes mysterious process by which brand-new words and phrases emerge to define the times in which we live. Read full book review >

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AGAINST THE COUNTRY by Ben Metcalf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"While Metcalf constantly impresses with his intelligence, his meta games and gnarly prose put such tough hurdles between the reader and this thorny parable of pain's memory that it's hard to see him winning more than a special, devoted audience."
A boy's school years in rural Virginia are marked by poverty, poultry, school bus torments and a brutish father, all of which would one day inspire him to tell his story with a ponderous postmodernist flair. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT, LITTLE BUNNIES by Dawn Apperley
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A sweet tale to serenade small fry to sleep. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The emergence of the moon and stars heralds sleepy time for babies of all types. Read full book review >

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ANNE & HENRY by Dawn Ius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Clever and compelling storytelling from a promising writer. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are reimagined as private school hooligans (of course). Read full book review >

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GETTING IN THE GAME by Dawn Fitzgerald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Joanna's relatable, feisty and stands up for herself. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Seventh-grader Joanna Giordano is great at hockey, but the only way she can play in her school is on the boys' team, a fact that doesn't sit well with everyone. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2016

"What better way to make natural history slide down easily? (index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Cusick floats a slick, select gallery of nature's spitters, nose-pickers, oozers, and slimers—most but not all nonhuman—atop nourishing globs of scientific information. Read full book review >

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AND THE TREES CREPT IN by Dawn Kurtagich
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Frightening and compelling, this gothic will easily sweep fans up into its creeping sense of hysteria. (Horror. 13 & up)"
An emotional and chilling tale of loss, love, and personal demons. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS THAT MAKE ME SAY LOOK OUT! by Dawn Cusick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Average visuals compared to other entries in the series and a formula that is plainly wearing thin. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
The author of Animals That Make Me Say Ouch! (2014), …Wow! (2014), and …Ewww! (2016) offers a fresh set of stock nature photographs on the general theme of animal defensive behaviors and features. Read full book review >