Search Results: "Emily Wing Smith"


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THE WAY HE LIVED by Emily Wing Smith
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A solid effort. (Fiction. YA)"
Six distinct, vastly different teen voices tell this moving story about the aftermath of a young man's death from exposure after giving up his supply of water during a Boy Scout hike in the Grand Canyon. Read full book review >

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ALL BETTER NOW by Emily Wing Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2016

"Bland, despite the dramatic medical hook. (Memoir. 14 & up)"
A married woman looks back on her childhood of disability and awkwardness. Read full book review >

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BACK WHEN YOU WERE EASIER TO LOVE by Emily Wing Smith
FICTION
Released: April 28, 2011

"Light, clean and completely predictable, this charming romance has a decidedly old-fashioned feel. (Fiction. YA)"
Joy's world revolves around Zan, who is gone and whom she can't let go. Read full book review >

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SMITH by Leon Garfield
Released: Sept. 1, 1967

"More Hogarth than Cruikshank, this lacks the gusto of Devil in the Fog (1966) but readers who respond to the author will follow him here."
"Smith. 'unted, 'ounded, 'omeless, and part gin-sodder. Smith. Read full book review >

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EMILY by Michael Bedard
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An evocative glimpse of a formal society that will seem quite foreign to most children today, and of a mysterious, oddly independent woman who fascinated her own contemporaries as much as she does ours. (Picture book. 5+)"
A Canadian novelist (Redwork, 1990) pays tribute to Amherst's great poet. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE SMITH by Michael Coveney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"An authoritative and perceptive portrait."
The illustrious career of "a great stage actress in both comedy and tragedy, and an international film star." Read full book review >

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WING NUT by MJ Auch
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Young readers may not become as enamored with the details of purple martin life as Grady and Charlie, but the story of a boy who finally finds a place to call home should resonate deeply. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Grady Flood and his drop-dead gorgeous mother Lila have been on the move ever since he was six and his father, a mechanic, was crushed under a car. Read full book review >

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PATTI SMITH by Victor Bockris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"But she and her many fans deserve better than this sometimes sensationalistic, second-hand account of her life."
Lou Reed and Keith Richards biographer Bockris offers the first full-length portrait of —70s rock icon Patti Smith, a woman whose charismatic live shows and uncompromising music earned her the moniker "The High Priestess of Punk." Read full book review >

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CINDERELLA SMITH by Stephanie Barden
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2011

"Though the first-person narration sounds a little too close to the voice of Sara Pennypacker's Clementine, the richness of this new friendship and the gentle resolution will make readers hope for another installment. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Cinderella Smith cannot keep track of her shoes. Read full book review >

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RAVEN'S WING by Joyce Carol Oates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 1986

"For Oates fans with strong stomachs."
Individually, the 18 dark and ominous stories collected here are impressive: in each one, the smooth surface of an ordinary life is disrupted by some somber shape (like a raven's wing) that at first appears to arrive from elsewhere but soon is seen to have been buried in the life all along. Read full book review >

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BROKEN WING by Thomas Lakeman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 17, 2009

"The very definition of a page-turner, from an author who likes his hero as damaged as his setting."
New Orleans, a city broken since Hurricane Katrina, is up for grabs. Read full book review >