Search Results: "Debra Galant"


BOOK REVIEW

RATTLED by Debra Galant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2006

"Entertaining comedic debut with a mild sting."
Snakes, super-moms and nervous social climbers star in this broad satire of the nouveau riche suburbs of New Jersey. Read full book review >

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FEAR AND YOGA IN NEW JERSEY by Debra Galant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"Likable, lightweight and meant to appeal to the very people Galant is semi-satirizing."
In her second genial lampoon of New Jersey life, Galant (Rattled, 2006) takes aim at new-age suburbanites and the national obsession with climate change, among other targets. Read full book review >

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A FABULOUS FAIR ALPHABET by Debra Frasier
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 22, 2010

"All together, this themed abecedary whirls like a Ferris wheel. (Picture book. 7-10)"
For kids who have never been to a country fair, this montage of alphabet letters in various graphic styles that represent items and impressions of a fair may, like a first-time midway experience, be sensory overload. Read full book review >

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THAT KIND OF DOG by Debra Wainwright
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Plodding dialogue, unexceptional illustrations and the lack of a strong main character make this a less-than-engaging effort. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Mary Constance has a problem with her dog, Bramble. Read full book review >

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A BIRTHDAY CAKE IS NO ORDINARY CAKE by Debra Frasier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"In an effort to fold a bit of hard science into what sometimes seems a bit like a greeting card, a concluding page makes reference to tree rings and Bristlecone pines and presents a map of the solar year. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There's no treacle in the actual recipe included, but there's plenty elsewhere in another birthday-celebration book from the author/illustrator of On the Day You Were Born (1991). Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE OCEAN by Debra Frasier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"The value of this treasure hunter's appreciation is in the notion that real 'treasure' is in the looking. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Relief for the land-locked comes in the form of this book, which delivers the salt smells and sea sounds that accompany beachcombers right to readers' laps. Read full book review >

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Miss Alaineus by Debra Frasier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"It is sure to be a favorite that will be read again and again. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Sage has the flu and receives her vocabulary list via a hurried phone call from her best friend, who spells all but the last word. Read full book review >

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TOO MUCH DRAMA by Debra Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"A tiresome attempt at contemporary romance."
Set in the gated communities of Los Angeles, studded with luxury goods of all kinds, an ostensibly comic romance recounts one very spoiled young woman's journey to the altar. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A masterful exploration of one of America's most shameful secrets."
Award-winning journalist Weyermann (The Gang They Couldn't Catch: The Story of America's Greatest Modern-Day Bank Robbers—And How They Got Away With It, 1993) throws open the curtains on the deplorable actions of Warren Jeffs and his polygamous sect. Read full book review >

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SCAR TISSUE by Debra Macdonald
Released: April 9, 2014

"Although a somewhat-predictable stalking subplot wraps up a little too neatly, the book succeeds as a well-developed character study of a man in the midst of a personal crisis."
A talented but troubled surgeon searches for personal and professional redemption in MacDonald's debut novel. Read full book review >

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BLIND SUBMISSION by Debra Ginsberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Juicy, if superficial and guilty of many of the very tricks it skewers."
From memoirist Ginsberg (About My Sisters, 2004, etc.), a romantic satire about the publishing industry that combines what the heroine herself calls "bite the boss" with "bit the assistant" fiction. Read full book review >