Search Results: "Dolen Perkins-Valdez"


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WENCH by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"Compelling and unsentimental."
A striking debut intimately limns a Southern slave's complicated relationship with her master. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 2006

"Young readers will find the scope of change Perkins affected to be breathtaking, even her lifelong battle simply to keep her birth name rather than take her husband's. (timeline, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-14)"
Unemployment insurance, Social Security, workers' compensation, minimum wage—all required a fight before implementation. Read full book review >

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PEOPLE LIKE US by Javier Valdez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2006

"Rather painful."
Six glum stories of brutality laced with erotica make up Valdés's first collection to appear in English. Read full book review >

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FIRST DAUGHTER by Mitali Perkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2007

"An interesting premise that provides a detailed and fun glimpse into campaigning's hectic reality and shines a positive light on America's multicultural reality. (Fiction. YA)"
When 16-year-old Sameera joins her father's presidential campaign, she finds the national spotlight blinding, especially when it's focused on her Pakistani roots. Read full book review >

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HOARE AND THE PORTSMOUTH ATROCITIES by Wilder Perkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 1998

"And Hoare is a beguiling hero whose painstakingly described feats aboard his small yacht will endear him to anyone with a love of sailing."
A new entry in the historical mystery genre—with a slightly different tack. Read full book review >

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THE NOT SO STAR-SPANGLED LIFE OF SUNITA SEN by Mitali Perkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1993

"Gentle and palatable, the lessons are offered with compassion and easily absorbed insights. (Fiction. 10+)"
First-novelist Perkins makes tangible the ups and downs of American children from non-Western families. Read full book review >

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NIGHT AT THE FIESTAS by Kirstin Valdez Quade
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2015

"Quade is a writer to watch."
Debut collection of stories set in New Mexico from an award-winning writer. Read full book review >

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LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Stephanie Perkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 29, 2011

"And steamy kisses and tingly touches? There are still plenty of those, too. (Chick lit. 14 & up)"
Perkins avoids the second-novel curse with a delectable companion to her debut hit, Anna and the French Kiss (2010). Read full book review >

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ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Très charmante. (Chick lit. 13 & up)"
Since her father's Nicholas Sparks-like novels have been turned into blockbuster movies and he now has the means (and status) to give her culture, Anna Oliphant finds herself uprooted from her Atlanta home to become the newest senior at the School of America in Paris. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Will inspire readers to live life to the fullest—and to sign an organ-donor card."
Memoirs of a survivor who wasn't about to let a little thing like a heart transplant slow her down. Read full book review >

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THE TEAM by Dawson Perkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Moving, funny, and warm: executive-level African-American chick lit in which love helps put the past to rest."
Perkins debuts with an engaging romance about buppies slowly confronting and ultimately healing the scars of a violent, sexually irresponsible past. Read full book review >