Search Results: "Janet Nichols Lynch"


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MESSED UP by Janet Nichols Lynch
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 15, 2009

"As his teacher, Miz Trueblood, says, 'You're going to get along in this world just fine, R.D.' A memorable story of grit and survival, and helping hands along the way. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
R.D.'s life is messed up. Read full book review >

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MY BEAUTIFUL HIPPIE by Janet Nichols Lynch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"First-rate coming-of-age story with spot-on late-1960s period detail. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
A sheltered 15-year-old growing up in San Francisco becomes part of the 1967 Summer of Love when she falls for a free-spirited hippie who changes her life. Read full book review >

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RACING CALIFORNIA by Janet Nichols Lynch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2012

"It's an uphill climb, one that will leave many readers stranded on the side. (Fiction. 12-16)"
For 18-year-old Evan Boroughs the chance to sign with a major cycling team comes as an incredible opportunity. Read full book review >

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ADDICTED TO HER by Janet Nichols Lynch
FICTION
Released: May 15, 2010

"Outstanding for all teens as well as an attractive subject for reluctant readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Superior writing propels this engrossing story forward as high-school junior Rafa just can't tear himself way from his no-good, gorgeous girlfriend. Read full book review >

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DAVID LYNCH by Dennis Lim
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A streamlined and breezily engaging—but impressively rigorous—evaluation of a unique film talent; essential reading for fans of Lynch and the immersive, elusive worlds he creates."
The director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center delivers a short, sharp reckoning with the dangerous visions of celebrated filmmaker David Lynch. Read full book review >

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PLANET JANET by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"But it will certainly find an audience. (Fiction. 12+)"
An utterly self-absorbed British teen scrivens her frustrations with the rest of the world in her slang-filled diary, all the while blissfully ignorant of the real chaos around her. Read full book review >

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CASEY WOOSTER'S PET CARE SERVICE by Janet Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"A couple of new characters appearing near the happy end suggest a sequel. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Casey, 11, needs money for a plane ticket to visit her mother, an impecunious would-be Hollywood actress, so she and her infuriatingly brainy stepbrother Benjamin start a pet- and plant- sitting business during summer vacation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Illustrations (portraits and photos) not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Ten biographical sketches—of a 17th-century vocal-music composer; Clara Schumann; several 20th-century figures; et al.- -chiefly interesting for their pathways to becoming composers and the obstacles they faced in getting published and performed. Read full book review >

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JANET RENO by Paul Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 1994

"A solid introduction to an American original, written with journalistic verve."
A lively, balanced portrait of the nation's first woman attorney general, by a Miami Herald reporter. Read full book review >

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SANDRA NICHOLS FOUND DEAD by George V. Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"Fans will know exactly what to expect, and treasure it accordingly."
What would be an ordinary case for any other lawyer—the murder of thrice- (or maybe only twice-) married Sandra Nichols- -emerges at the far side of Higgins's looking glass in dazzlingly kaleidoscopic slabs of dialogue. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Elucidating, descriptive and full of details to fascinate, if it lacks the artistry of such other flights as Airport, by Byron Barton. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What is it like to fly in a plane? Read full book review >

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THE PLEASURE OF ELIZA LYNCH by Anne Enright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"A stylish account of the rise (she never actually falls) of a Latin American Moll Flanders—and a further step in Enright's increasingly promising career."
Irish author Enright's lush third novel is a real departure from its predecessors (What Are You Like?, 2000; The Wig My Father Wore, 2001): bleak, blunt studies of lonely women seeking familial and romantic connection. Read full book review >