Search Results: "Deb Olin Unferth"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A dryly humorous memoir of love, travel and wide-eyed idealism."
Chronicle of the chaotic year during which two-time Pushcart Prize-winning author Unferth (English/Wesleyan Univ.; Vacation, 2008, etc.) and her then-boyfriend went from being college coeds to aspiring communist revolutionaries in Central America. Read full book review >

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WAIT TILL YOU SEE ME DANCE by Deb Olin Unferth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"Chock-full of emotional insight and comic verve, Unferth's beguiling stories are not to be missed."
A stunning debut collection from Unferth (Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War, 2011, etc.), in which a maverick cast of lonely characters wades through life's uncertainties. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Moving stories of one woman's life that renewed her faith in friendship and in God."
An emotionally charged friendship shared epistolary-style. Read full book review >

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WANTED—DEB OR ALIVE by Laurie Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2011

"Less a mystery than a buddy adventure, the second in this series will please those enamored of Dainty's disasters, so long as they don't mind the high body count."
Debutante Dainty Prescott (Deb on Arrival—Live at Five, 2010, etc.) goes south of the border. Read full book review >

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DAWN OF THE DEB by Laurie Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"Forget plots and subplots. Moore (Deb on Air—Live At Five, 2013, etc.) has so much going on that readers may have to take notes."
A debutante finds herself responsible for handling a mishmash of potential disasters. Read full book review >

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DEB ON ARRIVAL--LIVE AT FIVE by Laurie Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2010

"Though Moore (Woman Strangled—News at Ten, 2009, etc.) doesn't write well enough to maintain her heroine's distinctive voice while she juggles her riotously complicated life, it's impossible to not get wrapped up in her debutante's debut."
Introducing Dallas's Debutante Detective Agency, which deals in minor mysteries and major sass. Read full book review >

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DEB ON AIR—LIVE AT FIVE by Laurie Moore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 2013

"In spite of being saddled with a nightmare family, Dainty performs admirably amid a sea of suspects."
A debutante detective must resolve her boss' troubles to keep her job. Read full book review >

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BROTHER/SISTER by Sean Olin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 9, 2011

"As soon as the first unfortunate skull is cracked open, they'll be catapulted head first into a world so ridiculously twisted that they won't know what hit them. (Horror. 14 & up)"
When Ashley and Will's violently drunk-ass mom is institutionalized by her strange, stoner boyfriend for the umpteenth time, the two siblings are left to fend for themselves. Read full book review >

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RECKLESS HEARTS by Sean Olin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"It's far from a must-read, but it's not without some appeal for readers looking for a romance with slightly higher stakes than the usual. (Romantic thriller. 14-18)"
When friendship turns into love, the path is rarely smooth—especially when there's a third party involved. Read full book review >

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WICKED GAMES by Sean Olin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 10, 2014

"When readers reach the sequel-promising ending, their feeling will be more weariness than excitement. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A novel that feels inspired by nighttime soaps like Revenge. Read full book review >

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BEAR AND SQUIRREL ARE FRIENDS...YES, REALLY! by Deb Pilutti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A nifty, expectation-defying read-aloud. (Picture book. 4-8) "
They might look very different, but Bear and Squirrel are friends. Read full book review >

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TEN RULES OF BEING A SUPERHERO by Deb Pilutti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"This book is starchier than a superhero story ought to be, but almost everyone will agree with rule 10: '[S]aving the day is more fun with a friend.' (Picture book. 4-7)"
There are 10 rules of being a superhero, but the second is the most important: "Saving the day is messy." Read full book review >