Search Results: "Janet Groth"


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THE RECEPTIONIST by Janet Groth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 26, 2012

"For readers who can't get enough New Yorker lore, an amiable view from the inside."
A nostalgic, wistful look at life inside one of America's most storied magazines, and the personal and professional limbo of the woman who answered the phone. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 2005

"For the Wilson completist, though those who remember Hecate County as a dirty book may be interested, too."
Ah, a critic in love: what every book reviewer yearns to be. Edmund Wilson was no ordinary reviewer, of course. And as for those he loved, well, there was Edna Millay, and Elinor Wylie, and Mary McCarthy, and . . . Read full book review >

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MUNRO VS. THE COYOTE by Darren Groth
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Characters that will steal readers' hearts with their humor and resilience, smooth writing, and a satisfying and hopeful ending make this a book to enjoy both emotionally and critically. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Groth, a former special education teacher, introduces readers to a sympathetic main character who is trying to move through trauma and to a sparkling supporting cast that gives voice to disability. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU SEEING ME? by Darren Groth
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"There's a warm family story amid the didacticism, but the sense that autism must be constantly explained and justified to outsiders is discomfiting. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Australian twins Perry, who has a brain condition, and Justine, who is his full-time caregiver, travel together to Vancouver. Read full book review >

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THE KINGDOM OF HAPPINESS by Aimee Groth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"An intriguing business/sociological chronicle with wider implications for modern corporate practices."
An investigation into the social experiments at the corporate headquarters of Zappos that raises some important questions about entrepreneurship, business management methods, and human values. Read full book review >

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HOUDINI by Janet Pedersen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Emotionally and artistically, it's Houdini's perspective, with his earnest exuberance, that steals the show. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Houdini the caterpillar is destined for greatness. Read full book review >

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AUDREY AND BARBARA by Janet Lawson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"Of course. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Audrey wants to go to India. Read full book review >

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PINO AND THE SIGNORA’S PASTA by Janet Pedersen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"The Rome setting won't matter to kids because they'll focus on Pino's escapades, which are the spice in the sauce here. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Pedersen dishes up a tale about the homeless cats in Rome, the Signora who feeds them pasta and one grande gatto who wants a special meal that will make him purr like music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"But, as a quest for surcease from life's travails, this story is a sweet and easy ride. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Dry Gulch is whistling for rain, but heaven isn't listening. Read full book review >

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EARTH FLIGHT by Janet Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Despite an exciting and complex plot, far less special than the first two. (Science fiction. 11-16)"
In this far-future trilogy's conclusion, a disabled archaeology student-cum-military hero deciphers an alien probe. Read full book review >

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FAULT LINE by Janet Tashjian
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"While not quite as insightful as Sarah Dessen's Dreamland (2000), this should find a place in all libraries that serve teens, many of whom will recognize aspects of their own relationships in Becky and Kip's. (Fiction. YA)"
Senior Becky Martin, who has a loving family, a terrific best friend, and good grades, is slowly making a place for herself in San Francisco's stand-up comedy scene. Read full book review >

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TWISTS AND TURNS by Janet McDonald
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 15, 2003

"It's a shame, because McDonald's message to kids—find a talent, then work hard to achieve a goal—is one that can't be stated too often. (Fiction. 12-14)"
After graduating from high school, sisters Keeba and Teesha Washington decide to turn their talent for hair-braiding into a business and open a beauty shop. Read full book review >