Search Results: "Gail Donovan"


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WHAT'S BUGGING BAILEY BLECKER? by Gail Donovan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Purposeful in a lighthearted way but guaranteed to make your head—scalp and brain—itch! (Fiction. 8-11)"
Bailey's life is lousy—yes, really louse-y, because she and all the other fifth graders have head lice! Read full book review >

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LOVING DONOVAN by Bernice L. McFadden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Sordid and incoherent, from a talented writer who's done much better. (Warning: fairly graphic descriptions of adult-child sex.)"
A slice of life and lots of sex, in a fourth from McFadden (This Bitter Earth, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WAFFLER by Gail Donovan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"A solid middle-grade choice—no waffling necessary. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Making up his mind has always been hard for Monty to do, but when the principal tags him with the label "waffler," it becomes a nickname the fourth grader desperately wants to lose. Read full book review >

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DONOVAN & SON by Michael Jahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 2008

"As usual in this series (Murder in Coney Island, 2003, etc.), there's less mystery than personal history, with Jahn's customary loving attention to New York City."
Retired from the NYPD, Bill Donovan is back after a five-year hiatus, looking for happiness and the man he hopes can cure his son. Read full book review >

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IN MEMORY OF GORFMAN T. FROG by Gail Donovan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Obvious appeal, particularly to fans of Andrew Clements's work. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fifth grader Josh Hewitt rushes through life, talking constantly. Read full book review >

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The Gail Force by Robert Lane
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A consistently entertaining and self-assured crime thriller."
A private investigator attempts to infiltrate a blackmail ring, with the assistance of the FBI. Read full book review >

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DONOVAN by Donovan Leitch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Romances, odysseys, tax evasion, drug busts, true love—it's all here, although a bit more tiresome and credit-demanding than one might expect from the original Mellow Yellow."
The rise, reign and early retirement of 1960s British pop superstar Donovan. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A wholly satisfying biography of the man whose vision continues to guide American intelligence operations—both the daring and unconventional thinking and the delusions."
An exhaustive but never dull account of the founder of America's original intelligence agency, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Read full book review >

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AHGOTTAHANDLEONIT by Donovan Mixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"An existential examination of the cycle of violence. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
No, Tim definitely doesn't have a handle on it. Read full book review >

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FERAL CITIES by Tristan Donovan
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2015

"A clear demonstration that the world's cities are full of nonhuman life, best read in small doses, say a chapter at a time on one's daily commute to and from the city."
Exploration of the creatures that share our urban centers, including giant house-eating snails in Miami, leopards in Mumbai, wild pigs in Berlin and red foxes in London. Read full book review >

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V. GOLIATH by Karen Donovan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2005

"Provocative and well told, offering comfort food to both those who believe that trial lawyers are leading the country to ruin and those who believe they are our salvation."
Intriguing portrait of one of the nation's leading trial lawyers, and a fine brief on how a certain kind of law is done: slowly, thoroughly, and very expensively. Read full book review >

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BUDDHA DA by Anne Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Let's hope the funny spelling doesn't keep this engaging and accessible tale from the broad readership it deserves."
Shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award, a tenderly funny and unpretentiously philosophical portrait of a Glasgow family in turmoil. Read full book review >