Search Results: "Debra Weyermann"


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THE GANG THEY COULDN'T CATCH by Debra Weyermann
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 1993

"Jaunty and smooth, like a Donald Westlake caper—except all true. (Photographs)"
Tucson newspaper reporter Weyermann tells, with humor and insightful objectivity, the story of the 1981 heist of $3.3 million from a Tucson bank depository. 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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SPIKE by Debra Frasier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Brilliant. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Spike, an abandoned "Ugliest Dog in the Universe"-contest winner, finds love and a new home in this heartwarming tale about beauty—and its many permutations. Read full book review >

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THE INCREDIBLE WATER SHOW by Debra Frasier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Rendered with markers, in the same bright, bold style as Miss Allaneus, the illustrations have a distinctly school-like style. (Picture book. 8-10)"
The fifth-graders from Frasier's Miss Allaneus: A Vocabulary Disaster (2000) are back in a bloated attempt to present basic water concepts. Read full book review >

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GIRLS IN CHARGE by Debra Moffitt
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Filled with sage advice and a surprise ending, this fast-paced tale will leave fans eagerly awaiting the next PLS adventure. (Fiction. 12-14)"
The girls of the Pink Locker Society continue to skillfully navigate the turbulent waters of middle school in this newest addition to the series. Read full book review >

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THE LAST OF THE ROUNDUP BOYS by Debra Seely
FICTION
Released: July 15, 2004

"Though the cover will have readers thinking this is simply a romance, it is a story with substance, and readers will want to go back and read its companion, Grasslands (2002), which tells Tom's story prior to coming out to Kansas. (author's note) (Fiction. 11+)"
It's a familiar story: pretty, rich farmer's daughter falling for the hired hand. Read full book review >

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GRASSLANDS by Debra Seely
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"An excellent coming-of-age story and a must for collections on prairies, cowboy life, and westward expansion after the Civil War. (author's note, sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thomas Hunter felt constrained by the life his wealthy grandfather had laid out for him: "Academy, college, a law school. Read full book review >

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NEWFANGLED by Debra Monroe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Overburdened with flashbacks, which slow the pace, but a debut that nonetheless raises pertinent questions about the fate of modern-day families, and offers some answers in an agreeably sardonic tone. (Author tour)"
An incisive, if at times overly complex, view of the disintegration of a modern family—in a first novel from the author of two story collections (A Wild, Cold State, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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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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THE HOUSEHOLD GUIDE TO DYING by Debra Adelaide
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Despite the cluttered scenario and downbeat subject matter, the author's witty, perky tone and insight prevail."
Dry meditations on preparing for death and a trip down memory lane preoccupy the cancer-stricken heroine of a reflective, overburdened but not too sentimental story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 30, 2010

"Occasionally disjointed—some parts were previously published as magazine pieces—but this tale of trials and triumph is an engaging, poignant read."
A single woman's spunky memoir about the hazards and rewards of building a home and a family outside a small Texas town. Read full book review >

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The Church House Mouse by Debra Mureen
NON-FICTION
Released: June 22, 2016

"A charming and engaging religious tale for kids."
In this Christian activity book for children, debut author Mureen presents a simple sermon in the story of a wayward mouse. Read full book review >