Search Results: "Jane Devlin"


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HATTIE THE BAD by Jane Devlin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"A true scion of Eloise, the shameless Hattie's so bad she's just great! (Picture book. 3-5)"
A theatrical girl with a penchant for being bad tries to be good in this wry exploration of the dynamics of behavior. 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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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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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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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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Crawling Into The Light by Marni Spencer-Devlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"An intense depiction of trauma and recovery."
A motivational speaker and businesswoman recounts her journey through sexual abuse, drug addiction, health issues, and more in this memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Conventional military history of a high order, but without the leavening of thoughtfulness that could raise it to a still higher level. (Photos—32 pages—not seen.)"
Sharply told account of how US paratroopers took back ``The Rock'' from Japan in a pivotal WW II battle; by Devlin (Paratrooper!, 1979). Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED LETTERS OF ELIA KAZAN by Albert J. Devlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"An impressive work of scholarship, this collection offers a sweeping look at 60 years of American popular culture and an intimate portrait of one complex man whirling at its center."
An engrossing collection chronicles the acclaimed director's life and work. Read full book review >

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NAUGHTY MABEL SEES IT ALL by Nathan Lane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Mabel has moxie, but she deserves a better story. As Mabel herself might say, 'Send for the script doctor, darlings.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pampered French bulldog experiences a sudden decline in her eyesight, affecting her mobility and perceptions of potential threats. Read full book review >

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NAUGHTY MABEL by Nathan Lane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Mabel's story may be a hit in the Hamptons, but will it play in Peoria? Maybe not. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pampered French bulldog named Mabel leads a life of misbehavior in this celebrity vehicle. Read full book review >