Search Results: "Jamie Moyer"


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JUST TELL ME I CAN'T by Jamie Moyer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A fascinating look at one man's improbable athletic journey, offering insight into one of sport's most cerebral positions."
Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Platt (Only the Strong Survive: The Odyssey of Allen Iverson, 2002, etc.) tells the story of how Moyer turned a below-average career into the stuff of legend, becoming, at 49, the oldest pitcher in Major League Baseball history to win a game. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND COMING OF LUCY HATCH by Marsha Moyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Small-town life nicely detailed. As a love story, though, sweet but unsubstantial: a romance snack."
A heartwarming (or "heartwarming") first novel about an apparently intelligent young woman who makes a dumb first choice at love but gets a second chance. Read full book review >

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SIZE ZERO by A.C. Moyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2017

"A memorable, deeply strange thriller that takes a gonzo approach to real-world fashion problems."
A sharp young woman and a disillusioned heir team up in this mystery novel. Read full book review >

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FLASHFALL by Jenny Moyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A distinctive post-apocalyptic world stunted by clumsy writing and ambiguous worldbuilding. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
Generations have passed since the cosmic event that formed the flash curtain, a toxic wall of deadly radiation. The remaining humans are scratching out a desperate survival in the hellish aftermath. Read full book review >

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FLASHTIDE by Jenny Moyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"An intriguing follow-up. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Dram and Orion have survived the tunnels of Outpost Five, but they find life on the other side of the dangerous flash curtain just as deadly. Read full book review >

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BLUE by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2006

"The density and the first-person voice will turn some away, but the subject of polio is a rare one in children's fiction, and these characters and their story are worth getting to know. (endnotes, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Blue, 13, writes of Hickory, N.C., January 1944-June 1945. Read full book review >

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COMFORT by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Helpful appendices provide further information. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Ann Fay struggles with polio as her father returns from World War II in this sequel to Blue (2006). Read full book review >

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AIM by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An absorbing, well-crafted coming-of-age story with finely detailed historical background. (bibliography, further reading) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
In this pre-World War II companion to the novels Blue (2006) and Comfort (2009), 14-year-old Junior Bledsoe fights personal battles at home as America's entry into the war grows imminent. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Despite this, it's a memorable story of hope in the most desperate of circumstances. (author's notes, timeline, glossary, resources) (Fiction. 10+)"
Hansen's Disease (leprosy) spells disaster for 13-year-old Pia, who finds himself, like many Hawaiians in the 1860s, exiled to Moloka‘i's isolated Kalaupapa peninsula, where he is left to fend for himself. Read full book review >

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THE LAST OF THE HONKY-TONK ANGELS by Marsha Moyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Lyrical and leisurely. Nothing new, but as comfortable as old jeans."
Heartfelt sequel to The Second Coming of Lucy Hatch (2002). Read full book review >

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THE CHESTER CHRONICLES by Kermit Moyer
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A dull protagonist, awkwardly presented."
Semi-autobiographical first novel by Moyer (Tumbling: Stories, 1998) depicts an army brat's coming of age. Read full book review >

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ROLLO BONES, CANINE HYPNOTIST by Marshall M. Moyer
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

"The story slows down in the middle, while the ending is bound to elicit lots of chuckles. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In Moyer's debut, Rollo Bones is a canine hypnotist, and his owner, The Amazing Brain, profits mightily from his pet's talent and renown. Read full book review >