Search Results: "Frank Fitzpatrick"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"An unforgettable game recalled in all its glory, but with its warts remembered too."
A veteran Philadelphia sportswriter revisits the thrilling 1985 NCAA national championship basketball game. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"Fair but devastating in its portrait of persistent prejudice, this is a landmark account of a landmark event."
An admirably researched account of the barrier-shattering championship game that slam-dunked segregated college basketball. Read full book review >

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OPERATION JOSH TAYLOR by Melody Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Hampered by generic characterizations, this amusingly voiced but not-quite-funny comedy of errors is enjoyable but fails to dazzle. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When 13-year-old Hannah Smart's parents refuse to buy her concert tickets to see her pinup idol, superstar singer Josh Taylor, she and her genius best friend, Rachel Carter, must come up with a way to earn the money themselves. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS LIES by Becca Fitzpatrick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A swoonworthy romance that doesn't really need the promised thrills. (Thriller. 14-18)"
After witnessing the aftermath of a murder, a girl assumes a false identity to hide from the drug cartel that wants her dead. Read full book review >

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WHAT I THOUGHT WAS TRUE by Huntley Fitzpatrick
ROMANCE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Much deeper than the pretty cover lets on. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A teenage girl struggles with class divisions, sex and the tricky art of communication. Read full book review >

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HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Twilight readers will either squeal over the forbidden romance between Nora and Patch and the steamy scenes they generate or sigh over another helpless young woman torn between sexuality and fear and threatened and manipulated by males who play with her vulnerability. (Supernatural thriller. YA)"
When Coach changes the biology-class seating chart, e-zine reporter Nora Grey finds herself instantly attracted to yet fearful of her new dark, sexy, bad-boy partner, Patch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Highly detailed—a must for students of Soviet, or social, history."
Scholarly and poignant account of conditions in Russia's collective farms in the 30's. Read full book review >

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ON STALIN'S TEAM by Sheila Fitzpatrick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Not a history or a biography but rather a well-researched study of the social and political lives of the men who supported, encouraged, and abetted Stalin. Prior knowledge of 20th-century Soviet history is a must."
Fitzpatrick (History/Univ. of Sydney; A Spy in the Archives: A Memoir of Cold War Russia, 2013, etc.) puts faces to the names of Stalin's "cabinet," examining their histories, families, and devotion to the dictator.Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"This is a moving tribute to a little-known act of generosity, an 'arrow shot through time,' that will leave readers astonished and deeply affected. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Responding to a nationwide appeal during the Irish potato famine, the impoverished Choctaw nation collected $170 (about $5,000 in modern terms) only 15 years after their forced relocation by whites to what is now Oklahoma;with fine insight, this commemoration explains how and why the Choctaw were able to set their anger aside. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE NEXT DOOR by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Released: June 1, 2012

"Though the resolution is rushed, it is also satisfying—just as satisfying as Sam and Jase's first night together. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Good-girl Samantha finds herself when she falls for the boy next door. Read full book review >

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ON A SLIPPERY SLOPE by Melody Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Although straight commercial fiction, this lightly amusing first-person tale delivers a smoothly entertaining ride ending with a deft setup of the final book in the series. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Having just moved to Maine, 13-year-old Hannah Smart gets herself into big trouble when she lies, telling her new classmates that she's an ace skier and snowboarder. Read full book review >