Search Results: "Domenica Ruta"


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WITH OR WITHOUT YOU by Domenica Ruta
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A sharp portrayal of recovery from a lifetime of pitfalls and the love that held it all together."
The memoir of the emancipation of a daughter from her drug-dealer, addict mother. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Immensely satisfying. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Step right onto the rough streets of the New Orleans French Quarter, circa 1950… Read full book review >

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SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Heartbreaking, historical, and a little bit hopeful. (author's note, research and sources, maps) (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
January 1945: as Russians advance through East Prussia, four teens' lives converge in hopes of escape. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys
Released: March 22, 2011

"Sepetys' flowing prose gently carries readers through the crushing tragedy of this tale that needs telling. (maps, timeline, author's note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up, adult)"
This bitterly sad, fluidly written historical novel tackles a topic woefully underdiscussed in English-language children's fiction: Joseph Stalin's reign of terror. Read full book review >

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ARCHIE'S VACATION by Domenica More Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Dog lovers, travelers and fans of Gordon's felted animals will find this amusing. Bon voyage! (Picture book. 2-5)"
Archie, that styling, designing dog, is back, this time preparing for a little holiday (Archie, 2012). Read full book review >

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Released: April 5, 2012

"A pleasant voyage for anyone seeking a personal history of the ocean liner."
Simpson (Alive on the Andrea Doria! The Greatest Sea Rescue in History, 2006, etc.) returns to the subject she knows best in her personal account of the 1956 wreck of the SS Andrea Doria off New England's coast en route to New York. Read full book review >

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ARCHIE by Domenica More Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A tail-wagging delight for budding Coco Chanels everywhere. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The clothes make the dog in this nearly wordless, tongue-in-cheek homage to fashion and the power of creativity. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF JESUS by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A brief but thorough introduction to a complex subject. (Religion. 5-10)"
The story of the life of Jesus is retold for school-age children using a small, attractive format that will be popular for the gift market. Read full book review >

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THE CUSANUS GAME by Wolfgang Jeschke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A remarkable and utterly convincing work whose construction mirrors and illustrates the concepts it so meticulously and logically develops out of respectable scientific ideas."
First novel to appear in English translation from Czech-born German writer/editor/publisher Jeschke since The Last Day of Creation (1984). Read full book review >