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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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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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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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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ENTERING THE MARE by Katie Donovan
Released: March 30, 1998

"Donovan's trite phrases (—two ripe melons— for breasts; —the big apple— for NYC) indicate her general inattention to detail'she sacrifices language for visceral appeal."
The second book of poems by the young Irish journalist isn—t as full of bodily functions and sexy paganism as her first (Watermelon Man, 1993), and that's a relief, though Donovan still personalizes her more political verse about hunger strikes (—Strike—), greed (—Hunger at Doolough—) and —toxic waste— (—Out of Her Clay—). 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 >

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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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THE BLACK WIDOW AGENCY by Felicia Donovan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"There must be a less toxic way to work off anti-male grudges than the bitch-a-thon of Donovan's maiden voyage."
Four wronged women join forces to dupe, harass and humiliate men under the guise of helping their persecuted sisters. Read full book review >

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SUNLESS by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A lyrically depressing vision of things to come."
Donovan (Julius Winsome, 2006, etc.) imagines a drugged-up dystopia. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2009

"An accessible view of combat on the ground and a valuable supplement to big-picture histories of the war's first year."
Chronicling his experiences in Iraq, Campbell movingly portrays his love for the men under his command, and theirs for each other. Read full book review >