Search Results: "Ivy Devlin"


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LOW RED MOON by Ivy Devlin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Intriguing characters and a suspenseful plot that unfolds with elision and restraint add up to a promising series opener. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Devlin (novelist Elizabeth Scott writing under a pseudonym) breathes new life into a format that's lately verged on self-parody by wrapping her shy-teenage-girl-and-supernatural-male love story in an overarching tragedy. Read full book review >

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POOKIE PUTS THE WORLD RIGHT by Ivy Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2002

"Just the ticket for nostalgia buffs and silky-locked young hothouse flowers. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Over 50 years old but never published on this side of the Atlantic, the winged bunny's fourth adventure is a cautionary take on the hazards of getting one's wish. Read full book review >

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RIGHT WHERE YOU LEFT ME by Calla Devlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An exploration of Russian folklore as metaphor adds an intriguing element to an otherwise lackluster story. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A white California teenager must grapple with the unknown after her father goes missing while on assignment in Ukraine. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2007

"An unusually open look at CIA operations in the Eisenhower-Kennedy era, adding an interesting, perhaps controversial, footnote to the still-much-debated death of Lumumba."
A spy comes in from the dripping heat. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2011

"A wonderful book for history-of-science buffs that will also amuse math teachers, because the many problems and solutions included are simply medieval versions of the word problems that are the bane of many high-school students."
Three cheers for Leonardo Pisano, nicknamed Fibonacci, heralded by NPR's "Math Guy" Devlin (Mathematics Education for a New Era: Video Games as a Medium for Learning, 2011, etc.) as the man who introduced Hindu-Arabic numbers (0 to 9) and rules of arithmetic to Europe in the 13th century. Read full book review >

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LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES by Frank Devlin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 23, 2004

"A beautifully presented example of a familiar type."
Tim Farrington, chronicler of San Francisco's New Agers (The Monk Downstairs, 2002, etc.) reinvents himself under a pseudonym to tell the story of a female cop hunting a female serial killer. Read full book review >

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TELL ME SOMETHING REAL by Calla Devlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Not just another addition to the 'sick-lit' genre, this debut is hands-down one of a kind. (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
It's the summer of 1976, and the Babcock sisters are preparing to say goodbye to their terminally ill mother. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A consistently engrossing portrait of a despot who sowed discontent among the electorate's disaffected and reaped the whirlwind just as he was hitting his stride. (Illustrations—not seen.)"
A masterly biography of the redneck messiah who, before he was assassinated in 1935 at age 42, played a leading role on the US political stage. Read full book review >

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IN CARE OF CASSIE TUCKER by Ivy Ruckman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Along with swift pacing, the book will please contemporary readers, facing their own turn-of-the-century, and a new millennium, too. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Cassie Tucker and her family, friends, and neighbors in rural Blue Hill, Nebraska, are all anticipating the arrival of the 20th century, just a few months away. Read full book review >

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VISITATION STREET by Ivy Pochoda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2013

"A terrific story in the vein of Dennis Lehane's fiction."
A mystery about a missing girl and the ghosts she leaves behind. Read full book review >

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WONDER VALLEY by Ivy Pochoda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Absorbing, finely detailed, nasty California noir."
The gritty lives of Southern California drifters are entwined first by circumstance, then by love and revenge. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"It's a competent rendition of a time-tested story, but contains little that's fresh or new. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Eddie (Evangeline Dawn), a tough but sensitive girl, lives with her widowed, alcoholic father at the Cadillac Motel in Paradise, Florida. Read full book review >