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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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DELIA'S SHADOW by Jaime Lee Moyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"The narrative is impeccably constructed and presented, almost to the point where it seems like it's on rails, though the characters are life-sized and blessedly free of any compulsion to do stupid things in order to further the plot. What's missing are sparks of originality to make it stand out."
Ghosts and serial killers in 1915 San Francisco, Moyer's debut. 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 >