Search Results: "Debbie A. Heaton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HAUNTING OF WOLFE HAVEN by Debbie A. Heaton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2010

"If readers can look past the occasionally inauthentic moment, they'll be treated to an entertaining yarn.
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Romance, betrayal, ghosts and history mingle in this fast-paced thriller about a young woman coming to terms with a broken heart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEBBIE HARRY SINGS IN FRENCH by Meagan Brothers
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Teens probably won't mind, however, and will most likely get sucked right in to Johnny's world of punk, strife, curiosity and confusion. (Fiction. YA)"
After a trip to the emergency room occasioned by an adverse drug-alcohol interaction, troubled, Blondie-obsessed Johnny moves from Tampa to South Carolina to stay with his uncle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOM, DICK AND DEBBIE HARRY by Jessica Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"The Tasmanian-born author's US debut may not quite know what it wants, but it makes a valiant effort of getting there: Tom, Dick and Debbie Harry should find a respectable following by virtue almost of its name alone."
Goofy goings-on in Tasmania as the aftershocks of a guy's second marriage send tremors through the surrounding characters' lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEBBIE DOESN'T DO IT ANYMORE by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"A well-told redemption song about the most unlikely of heroines."
A porn star experiences an epiphany of sorts in the wake of her husband's death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEET MUSIC IN HARLEM by Debbie A. Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Nearly pitch-perfect. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When "Chick blows his trumpet the wallpaper curls," but he is some kind of forgetful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NEW LEASH ON LOVE by Debbie Burns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"An appealing setup and plot can't overcome dull characterization and lack of sizzle."
A no-kill animal shelter in St. Louis is the setting for a clash between its spunky, bighearted director and a grieving businessman who needs rescue himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LITTLE GIRL CALLED SQUEAKS by Debbie Maddigan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2011

"A journey from squalor to wholeness, occasionally tiring but ultimately uplifting."
Life coach and inspirational speaker Maddigan tells Laura Gilbert's story—an unlikely triumph over abuse, addiction and despair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAR IN A SQUARE by Stella Blackstone
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 3, 1998

"A strip on every spread has a pattern of repeated shapes—including 'zigzag' and 'moon' in crescent form, not as elemental as the others—to help the very young in the search. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Blackstone (see review, above) asks readers to "Find the bear in the square" in the first spread, where a bear waves a polka-dot scarf from the window of an apartment building. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I HEAR A PICKLE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Teachers, make sure this is on your shelves—it's a great read-aloud, an easy read for beginning readers, and a model for student books. (Picture/concept book. 3-6)"
Only the last page features the titular pickle—the rest of the book is a tribute to the five senses that will resonate with young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAR TAKES A TRIP by Stella Blackstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Pass the time with one of the stronger offerings in this series. (Board book. 1-4)"
By bus and then train, Bear and his friend take one amazing vacation (Bear's Birthday, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >