Search Results: "Donna Gormly"


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THE TYSEN HOTEL by Donna Gormly
Released: July 9, 2012

"A fresh take on forbidden love and forgiveness with warm, winning characters."
Gormly's enjoyable debut novel explores the political, religious and social dynamics of rural life in fictional Tysen, Mo., during the summer of 1950. Read full book review >

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COMBAT SWIMMER by Robert A. Gormly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"A candid and unstinting military memoir. (8 pages b&w photos) (Author tour)"
Captain Gormly, USN (Ret.), a much-decorated, high-ranking SEAL who served for all of 29 years in this elite, secret arm of the navy, recalls his high-risk tours of duty in Vietnam, Granada, the Persian Gulf, and the suspense-filled mission to capture the hijackers of the Achille Lauro. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW by Donna Diamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Powerful, but select audience carefully. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Alone at dusk, a girl wordlessly tackles a demon. Read full book review >

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CAN'T LOOK AWAY by Donna Cooner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Insightful and absorbing. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Cooner explores the dark side of popularity. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

Gephart writes humorously about a preteen's concerns regarding her mom, governor of Florida. Read full book review >

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SHIPWRECK SEASON by Donna Hill
ADVENTURE
Released: April 20, 1998

In this rousing cousin to Kipling's Captains Courageous, a teenage Boston dandy catches up on life lessons when he is consigned to a lifesaving station on Cape Cod. Read full book review >

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ARENA BEACH by Donna Staples
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"And while glossily packaged, Terra's final wisdom follow's from her hastily broadened range of experience. (Fiction 12+)"
The small California coastal town of Arena Beach represents security and comfort to Terra Bliss, 17, who hopes to go on living there, preferably as a mechanic—work she loves. Read full book review >

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THE TENDERNESS OF THIEVES by Donna Freitas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 26, 2015

"Readers will likely solve the puzzle before Jane does, but fortunately, there's plenty to enjoy here besides the whodunit. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A smart, straight-laced teen who's survived a terrifying crime falls hard for a boy from a family with a bad reputation in this summer romance shot through with suspense. Read full book review >

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IN OUR NATURE by Donna Seaman
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A nicely mixed, strongly written collection."
In Seaman's debut anthology of 14 previously published stories by such literary lights as Margaret Atwood and E.L. Doctorow, Lorrie Moore and Barry Lopez, and with a foreword by Diane Ackerman, the theme of wildness gains a pleasing complexity. Read full book review >