Search Results: "Jamie Vander Salm"


BOOK REVIEW

ALWAYS WITH YOU by Ruth Vander Zee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Includes an author's note regarding Kim's travels to the U.S. for surgery and eventual adoption, as well as a general background on the Vietnam War. (Picture book. 8-12)"
"Kim, come to me." Read full book review >

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MISSISSIPPI MORNING by Ruth Vander Zee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Readers end with sympathetic feelings for James William—not only for the shaking of his social foundations, but the trauma of his father's lies. (Picture book. 8-11)"
Racial prejudice and equal doses of a boy's naïveté and experiences collide in a coming-of-age moment that calibrates his moral compass. Read full book review >

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MILES TO GO by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Here's hoping there are more roadtrips in his future. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This book proves that good things come in small packages. Read full book review >

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BUNNY VS. MONKEY by Jamie Smart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"More fun—and silliness—than a barrel of monkeys. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
A gentle rabbit and his forest friends are thrown into upheaval when a mischievous monkey moves into their home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Preteen boys might initially identify with Max's love of baseball and his nervousness around girls, but they will be too bored to finish his 'adventure.' (Fiction. 9-12)"
Can 12-year-old Max become someone totally new at family summer camp? Read full book review >

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TEMPLE BOYS by Jamie Buxton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"One part nihilist political commentary, one part grimly modernist retelling, for readers willing to see Jesus in a distinctly unholy light. (Historical fiction. 15 & up)"
A sneaky beggar child enters the circle of Yeshua of Gilgal in the six days surrounding the crucifixion. Read full book review >

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CUT OFF by Jamie Bastedo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A first-rate adventure with a powerful message. (author Q&A) (Fiction. 12-17)"
A teen classical guitar prodigy finds new fame as an Internet blogger until cyberaddiction nearly kills him in this coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD SISTER by Jamie Kain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A haunting, dark and at times harshly beautiful exploration of the scars left by hurt and loss. (Paranormal suspense. 14 & up)"
Everyone expected that cancer would end Sarah's life, not a fall to the sea from a foggy cliffside path in Marin County. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND OTHER CONSOLATION PRIZES by Jamie Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A lively history of romance in the dens of iniquity, love despite vice."
Too old to dream of being adopted, Ernest Young is raffled off at the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific World Exposition to Madame Flora, who runs a notorious brothel. His adventures have just begun. Read full book review >

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UNEXPECTEDLY HERS by Jamie Beck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Beck's fans will be thrilled by the latest in her witty, sexy, and unexpectedly emotional contemporary-romance series."
A contemporary small-town romance between a mousy innkeeper and a snowboarding champion who can't quite recall where he's seen her before. Read full book review >

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THREE GRAVES FULL by Jamie Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Mason's written a dandy of a first outing with not a single boring moment."
Mason's quirky debut novel deftly weaves dark humor into a plot that's as complicated as a jigsaw puzzle but more fun to put together. Read full book review >

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THE LIES WE TELL by Jamie Holland
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A warm novel that tries to buck the conventions of traditional family drama but may struggle to hold readers' attention."
A teenage girl struggles to make sense of her father's sudden death in this debut novel set during the mid-1970s. Read full book review >