Search Results: "Donna Britt"


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BROTHERS (& ME) by Donna Britt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"A probing psychological exploration that delves to rarely tapped depths."
An African-American woman's plight to properly grieve for her murdered brother while untangling her own psychological hang-ups. Read full book review >

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THE BATHTUB PRIMA DONNA by Anne Brouillard
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Brouillard's illustrations are gems: a beckoning village square, a storm of operatic dimensions, and an unforgettable songbird. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This fine little enchantment from Brouillard follows the consequences of a prima donna discovering the tap will issue no water for her morning bath. Read full book review >

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BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE by Fredrick Backman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"Fans of Backman's style or of the metaphoric powers of football will enjoy what this novel has to offer, but it needed to simmer longer."
The latest in a trio of thematically similar books by the bestselling Swedish author of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry (2015), etc. Read full book review >

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HOOPI SHOOPI DONNA by Suzanne Strempek Shea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Until the ludicrous finale, when Betty's sister Aniela, a Donna look-alike from Poland, appears and offers a highly implausible rationale for Donna's father's inexcusable behavior, this is a sometimes rollicking, sometimes heartbreaking, effectively quirky read. (Author tour; radio satellite tour)"
A worthy follow-up (titled after the American pronunciation of a Polish polka) to Shea's promising debut (Selling the Lite of Heaven, 1994); again, the author captures the spirit of an insular Polish-Catholic community and homes in on one unforgettable family. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF DONNA-MAY DEAN by Joey Manley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 1991

"Though sometimes slick—and though Keller's stories are not nearly the hoot Manley seems to think they are—this is an honest portrayal of not only small-town homosexuality but also of generational conflict."
A promising first novel that chronicles homosexual life in small-town Alabama—in particular, the coming of age of Jamie, who rejects the camp-riddled life of his storytelling mentor for realism. Read full book review >

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DONNA ROSE AND THE ROOTS OF EVIL by Norma Tadlock Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2009

"The bourgeoning romance between Johnson's delightful older sleuths (Donna Rose and the Slug War, 2005) is likely to make them even more popular with the cozy crowd."
The murder of an inept and unpopular police chief leaves a pair of amateur sleuths in charge. Read full book review >

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CAT DAD, KING OF THE GOBLINS by Britt Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"This high-wattage debut is a little rough around the edges, but there's nary a dull moment. (afterword) (Graphic fantasy. 7-9)"
A pair of sisters and a froggy sidekick go up against a horde of fungal jungle dwellers in this frantically paced Canadian import. Read full book review >

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TIANANMEN ASCENDING by Britt Alan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2016

"An enthralling, action-packed novel about a hero's courageous call to action in the wake of a realistically portrayed attack."
In Alan's debut political thriller, the governments of Iran and China join together to coordinate deadly terrorist actions on American soil. Read full book review >

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TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR KISSING GLORIA JEAN by Britt Leigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A nicely balanced, believable and interesting view into adolescence, sex education and the power of faith. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A 14-year-old girl tries to follow her Catholic faith but wants to get her first kiss too. Read full book review >

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EARLY MEN by Britt Haraway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2016

"Well-crafted contemporary tales with Southern protagonists."
A debut short story collection depicts men in the 21st-century American South. Read full book review >

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Schism by Britt Holewinski
Released: March 14, 2016

"This apocalyptic teen drama's character interactions may draw readers in, but its vigorous story will keep them hooked."
In Holewinski's debut YA dystopian thriller and series opener, teenage survivors of a catastrophic viral outbreak find a desolate United States where a fiendish few have taken power. Read full book review >