Search Results: "Jane St. Anthony"


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ISABELLE DAY REFUSES TO DIE OF A BROKEN HEART by Jane St. Anthony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Stories for the middle-grade audience that deal with the suicide of a parent are few, and this one, sensitive but never syrupy, stands out. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Although spunky Isabelle refuses to die of a broken heart, sometimes it seems like it might happen anyway. Read full book review >

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GRACE ABOVE ALL by Jane St. Anthony
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2007

"She meets and is initially horrified by some strange relatives, but a neighbor gives her a new perspective on them, a lens for seeing her own family with more affectionate and compassionate eyes. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Not a lot happens in this gently flowing, atmospheric, slice-of-life companion to The Summer Sherman Loved Me (2006), which is to say the story, about a family vacationing in a lakeside cabin, is small. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER SHERMAN LOVED ME by Jane St. Anthony
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2006

"Sadly, this story doesn't pack much of an emotional wallop, leaving the reader interested but fundamentally unengaged. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Set in a time when women stayed home and wore nylons even in the summer, this slice-of-life is less of a story and more of an evocative mood piece. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1981

"This, like the rest of the story, goes down painlessly."
The Jane Yolen of the precious fairy tales tries her hand here at the kid detective story and turns out the standard, fast-reading product she apparently intended. Read full book review >

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THIS WEEK IN AUDIOBOOKS
by Bobbi Dumas

Hope you all had a nice 4th of July!

It’s been a great week for me with audiobooks. I had the chance to listen to the upcoming Joshilyn Jackson title, The Almost Sisters (releases July 11; Kirkus gave it a star review).

I simply love Jackson, one of my favorite authors.  A beautiful, witty writer, she tells unique, lively ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"The author's note makes a plea for elephant preservation and authenticates her research. (Adventure. 10-14)"
The fourth and final book of the Legend of the Animal Healer series (begun in The White Giraffe, 2007) opens with an explosion of tension. Read full book review >

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MASON AND DIXON'S LINE OF FIRE by Judith St. George
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 1991

"Not seen: maps, b&w photos, prints, bibliography, index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
By describing the history of a well-known boundary, St. Read full book review >

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A PURE CLEAR LIGHT by Madeleine St. John
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"A brilliant entertainment, and one of the few contemporary novels savvy enough to treat religious faith both seriously and comically. Put this one on the shelf not far from Barbara Pym and Muriel Spark: Madeleine St. John is of their company."
Minutely observed and detailed analyses of both an endangered marriage and an unfulfilling affair dominate this witty, assured fourth novel from the Booker-nominated British author (A Stairway to Paradise, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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Cave of Nightmares by V. St. Clair
Released: March 14, 2015

"A winning start to an eloquently grand series about a young hero with complex powers."
The first volume in a YA series follows an orphan who can channel magic through prisms. Read full book review >