Search Results: "Deb Olin Unferth"


BOOK REVIEW

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: 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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I, PARROT by Deb Olin Unferth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A heartbreaking and hopeful story of a woman's messy mettle."
A woman finds herself when she loses 42 birds. Read full book review >

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DEB OLIN UNFERTH
by Megan Labrise

Deb Olin Unferth’s quirky-funny-brilliant collection, Wait Till You See Me Dance, features 39 short (and shorter) stories on the absurdity and magnificence of everyday life. And they give the impression—I mean, they at times make you wonder if—they’re directly drawn from her life.

“She doesn’t have any skills,” Unferth writes in “My Daughter Debbie,” a story narrated by ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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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THE LUNCH WITCH by Deb Lucke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Truly, far too often school lunch ladies get a bad rap. In this case, it's justified, and stout-stomached readers who have always suspected the truth should enjoy seeing how. (Graphic novel. 9-11)"
A troubled student leads an evil lunch lady astray…at least temporarily. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO WOULDN’T SWIM by Deb Lucke
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2008

"A perfect remedy for kids fighting fears—especially those afraid to tackle the deep end. (Picture book. 4-8)"
One hot summer an aquaphobic boy refuses to learn how to swim while his younger sister takes to the water like a fish. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2017

"A dramatically charged faith memoir full of personal revelations and spiritual platitudes."
An author (and "Spiritual Messenger") imparts advice on surviving life's trials. Read full book review >

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THE LAST FOREVER by Deb Caletti
ROMANCE
Released: April 1, 2014

"A story that proves there can, indeed, be life after death. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A despairing father and his 17-year-old daughter take an emotional journey together that brings redemption, hope and healing. Read full book review >