Search Results: "J.L. Witterick"


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MY MOTHER'S SECRET by J.L. Witterick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2013

"Frustratingly sparse."
A debut novel of Jews and Germans, families and soldiers hidden from the Nazis. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"War's most vulnerable victims, stepping up to have their say. (introductory and biographical notes) (Nonfiction. 16 & up)"
Seventeen wrenching accounts, most previously unpublished and either personal or based on interviews, from witnesses who as children or teenagers were caught up in wars or internecine violence. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2011

"A compassionate and moving window on a harsh world. (glossary of Zulu words) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Set in an impoverished South African shantytown where post-Apartheid freedom is overshadowed by rampant AIDS and intractable poverty, this novel takes a loving, clear-eyed look at the clash of old and new through the experience of one appealing teenager. Read full book review >

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AMINA by J.L. Powers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2015

"Readers don't always need another heroine—sometimes a young woman living an ordinary life in extraordinary circumstances will wilt stereotypes better than heroics. (map, author's note, timeline, glossary, further reading) (Fiction. 13-16)"
Amina Khalid is a sweet, amiable teenager—and a solid counterexample to Islamophobia and negative notions about Somalis. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHAN OF TORUNDI by J.L. McCreedy
Released: Nov. 28, 2014

"Fun female teen fantasy with blurry adventures but fine romance."
In this kickoff to a new YA series, Sam Clemens is sent to a boarding school on a remote jungle island in Malaysia, where she deals with new relationships and dangers. Read full book review >

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CHILD OF THE SWORD by J.L. Doty
Released: Nov. 9, 2012

"A fine fantasy novel that will provide readers with a good weekend escape from reality."
Doty (When Dead Ain't Enough, 2012, etc.) conjures a magical world of witches, wizards and war in this high-energy first installment of an epic-fantasy series. Read full book review >

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TOMORROW WAR by J.L. Bourne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"A dark but captivating look at life inside a failed American society."
After the economy crashes, a covert-operations veteran faces the cruel realities of life off the grid and outside the law. Read full book review >

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COUNTING TO INFINITY by J.L. Abramo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 2004

"More Runyon than Hammett, with bullets racing wisecracks, the best courtesy of Darlene: 'If they can send a man to the moon, why can't they send them all there?'"
A macho San Francisco p.i. quips his way in and out of trouble. Read full book review >

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CATCHING WATER IN A NET by J.L. Abramo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"Fast-paced, convoluted, and comfortably familiar—all of which ought to please pulp diehards and fans who can never get enough roughage."
The winner of the St. Read full book review >

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STORM SHELTER by J.L. Delozier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2017

"An unconventional mystery that's smart and unpredictable."
A staff psychologist at a disaster shelter must deal with an imminent hurricane and a murderer among the stir-crazy group in this thriller. Read full book review >