Search Results: "Ginny Rorby"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO SPEAK DOLPHIN by Ginny Rorby
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"Dolphin lovers will appreciate this look at our complicated relationship with these marine mammals. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Is dolphin-assisted therapy so beneficial to patients that it's worth keeping a wild dolphin captive? Read full book review >

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DOLPHIN SKY by Ginny Rorby
ANIMALS
Released: March 19, 1996

"Outweighing these concerns are the book's strong points: Buddy's distinctive voice and well-developed characterization, a beautifully evoked setting, and an emotionally satisfying conclusion. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A flawed but worthy first novel about Buddy, 12. Read full book review >

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LOST IN THE RIVER OF GRASS by Ginny Rorby
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Rorby cleverly offers only subtle hints that Sarah is African-American and Andy is white until late in the story, adding depth to this survival story framed within the story of an outsider. (Adventure. 12-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Sarah's new classmates at Glades Academy don't welcome her—she's there on scholarship, and her mother works in the school cafeteria. Read full book review >

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THE OUTSIDE OF A HORSE by Ginny Rorby
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Manipulative and overwrought—the last book to give to a horse-mad 13-year-old girl. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Sentimentality battles cruelty in this overdrawn middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GINNY MOON by Benjamin Ludwig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, Ginny's quest for a safe home leads her to discover her own strong voice."
Ginny Moon, who has autism, needs to get back to her birth mother by any means necessary. That's a problem, because that mother, Gloria, abused her. Read full book review >

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GINNY GALL by Charlie Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A riveting protagonist moves through unbearable racial carnage into a kind of legend."
A violent and sorrowful Jim Crow South brims in this brutal novel. Read full book review >

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GINNY LOUISE AND THE SCHOOL SHOWDOWN by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Never underestimate the power of good, especially when it's wrapped up in as sweet a package as Ginny Louise. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A classroom's three terrors don't know what's hit them when new student Ginny Louise arrives in town. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MARRY A MATADOR by Ginny Baird
Released: July 3, 2012

"Unremarkable contemporary romance, cleverly plotted but vague and implausible in the details, and lacking the spark that makes travel romance sizzle."
An American woman traveling to Madrid for an acquisition deal wakes up to find herself married to her dramatic and attractive Spanish colleague; she must decide whether she will seek an annulment or give in to her new husband's pleas to stay married. Read full book review >

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COURSE CORRECTION by Ginny Gilder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015

"A passionate memoir of a woman rower who battled numerous odds in search of becoming the best in her sport."
How one woman overcame numerous obstacles to become an Olympic silver medalist in rowing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"An engrossing account by an observant and insightful journalist reporting the most important story of his life, with additional input from his loyal and spirited caretaker. (Postscript by son Michael not seen.)"
A candid and moving account by Frank Maier, Newsweek's Chicago bureau chief, with help from his wife Ginny, of what it is like to face a death sentence from terminal liver disease and then be reprieved by the technological miracle of a liver transplant. Read full book review >

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SUN DIAL STREET by Marti Leimbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"The weak narrative grip, the awkward shifts and dislocations, the bland narrator, and the capricious removal of the most interesting character, the richly ambiguous Eli: all make this a disappointing second offering."
Leimbach follows her very successful debut (Dying Young, 1989, which had another life as a 1991 movie) with this lackluster story of frayed family ties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLLARED by L.A. Kornetsky
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Cloying talk from companion animals obscures the budding human relationship in Kornetsky's bar cozy debut."
A bartender and one of his regulars find themselves out of their league when they agree to do a shot of private-eye work for a customer. Read full book review >