Search Results: "Delia Ray"


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FINDING FORTUNE by Delia Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Like its protagonist, full of heart. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ren (short for Renata) spends her summer after sixth grade in a long-abandoned town near her Midwest home not far from the Mississippi River. Read full book review >

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GHOST GIRL by Delia Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2003

"Ray's loving attention to setting, character, and detail makes this debut special, a quiet and subtle evocation of a time and a place based on real events and a real teacher. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Eleven-year-old April Sloane lives an isolated life on Doubletop Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, so she doesn't believe it when her friend Dewey Jessup claims to have met President Hoover at his new summer place down the mountain. Read full book review >

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SINGING HANDS by Delia Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"Inspired by Ray's mother's own experience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
It is 1948 in Birmingham, Ala., and lively Gussie, age 12, explains that her comeuppance for humming during her deaf-minister father's church services is the start of what turns out to be one of the worst and best times of her life. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A continuation of the ``Young Readers' History of the Civil War,'' begun in A Nation Torn (1990). Read full book review >

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HERE LIES LINC by Delia Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Actual epitaphs from across the globe kick off each chapter for extra funereal fun. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Can Linc hope for anything near a normal life when his widowed mother is an absent-minded professor specializing in burial customs? Read full book review >

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RAY CHARLES by Michael Lydon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 1999

"Ironically, Lydon notes that the autobiography has 'only one fully fleshed-out character: Brother Ray'; the same could be said for his own work. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A disappointingly superficial account of the life of one of popular music's elder statesmen. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2011

"The sad story, well and respectfully told, of an American original struggling with procrustean politics, timorous producers and personal demons."
A veteran biographer of film legends records the sad career arc of Nicholas Ray (1911-1979), the director of one of Hollywood's most iconic films, Rebel Without a Cause (1955). Read full book review >

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ARMADILLO RAY by John Beifuss
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"In his first book, Beifuss's text is somewhat wordy, but its point is simple and accessible, its protagonist endearing, and the vibrancy of the illustrations silences debate over minor details. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Readers will be drawn here first to newcomer Turley's paintings: oil pastels more dazzling than Mexican folk art that depict a stylized southwestern landscape. Read full book review >

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RAY & JOAN by Lisa Napoli
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A book characterized by deep research and a seamless weaving together of the details of different lives."
A dual biography of the man who made McDonald's ubiquitous and his third wife, who, after his death, spent the last two decades of her life becoming one of most generous philanthropists in American history. Read full book review >

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X-RAY by Ray Davies
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 1995

"An overweening but entertaining mess."
The genius behind the Kinks escorts a fictional interlocutor through the first three decades of his life, with much of the perversity, charm, and uneasy wit of his most ambitious lyrics. Read full book review >