Search Results: "Donna Miscolta"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 28, 2011

"A story about family, infidelity and isolation that falls short in some places, but is worth a read for its authentic emotions."
Miscolta's debut novel explores familial boundaries and the isolation that can persist in the search for a lasting connection. Read full book review >

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INTO THE VOLCANO by Donna O’Meara
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Like titles in Houghton Mifflin's Science in the Field series, this volume will introduce young readers to a passionate scientist at work. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
At 32, O'Meara went back to college and fell in love with volcanoes and the instructor who introduced her to volcano watching; they have been researching volcanism ever since. 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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RETIREMENT BASICS by Donna Davis
Released: Oct. 29, 2014

"Accessible yet abbreviated; will appeal largely to boomers who want a broad-brush approach to the major elements of retirement."
An engagingly written but thin overview of retirement basics. Read full book review >