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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PLANET JANET IN ORBIT by Dyan Sheldon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A glossary of Briticisms at the end helps with the translation. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Summer has finally arrived and Janet is prepared to leave her Dark Phase behind and enjoy her summer, but not if her mother (Mad Cow) has anything to do with it. Read full book review >