Search Results: "Janette Sebring Lowrey"


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THE POKY LITTLE PUPPY by Janette Sebring  Lowrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2011

"This classic story of naughty puppies and their backyard adventures—complete with fuzzy caterpillars, musical flowers, crickets and frogs and all topped off with dessert—is sure to be a favorite yet again. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
One of the first 12 books published in the Little Golden Book series and arguably one of the most beloved, this is the perfect choice to debut the series on iPad, iPhone and iPod. Read full book review >

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HOW TO TAKE THE EX OUT OF EX-BOYFRIEND by Janette Rallison
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2007

"Fast-paced and funny, Rallison's latest will satisfy faithful fans and will encourage new ones to join the fun. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Caught between her popular boyfriend, Jesse, and her headstrong twin, Dante, Giovanna (16) is forced to take sides in the upcoming student-council election. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"This is a witty, often hilarious romp that should appeal to young readers looking for light, enjoyable fiction. (Fiction. YA)"
In this high-school comedy, popular Samantha tries to compensate for her abysmally low SAT scores by running for student-body president. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Nevertheless, by focusing on events of enormous import to adolescent girls and by keeping the laughs coming, she again delivers a high-school romp that will give readers plenty of fun. (Fiction. 12-16)"
This new comedy from Rallison focuses on two best friends with crushes on the same boy. Read full book review >

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FIREFLY by Janette Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A charming but unsentimental evocation of celebrity."
For her fifth novel, the British author offers a seductive snapshot of Noël Coward, that consummate man of the theater. Read full book review >

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MY DOUBLE LIFE by Janette Rallison
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2010

"Good, clean, 'Pop Star and the Pauper' fun. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Eighteen-year-old Alexia, the only half-Anglo, half-Latina girl in her school, is a doppelgänger for singing superstar Kari Kingsley. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"Valuable warnings for women and a passionate, well-based explanation of one particular medical viewpoint."
A strongly worded alert to the environmental causes of breast cancer, and an equally strong call for political and personal action. Read full book review >

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STREETFIGHT by Janette Sadik-Khan
NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2016

"An impressive tactical look back at an urban redevelopment pioneer who changed the look and manageability of countless New York City streets."
A former New York City transportation commissioner maps out her adroit street design blueprint for alleviating traffic congestion and improving urban aesthetics. Read full book review >

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ORPHEUS LOST by Janette Turner Hospital
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"The themes of redemption and reconciliation are not quite as electrifying as the author's scary portrait of an America deformed by fear and anger, but a novel that grapples so thoughtfully with such resonant issues demands close attention."
Hospital (North of Nowhere, South of Loss, 2004, etc.) turns the mythical tables, sending a modern-day Eurydice to hellish secret interrogation facilities in search of her Orpheus, a musician suspected of terrorist ties. Read full book review >

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OYSTER by Janette Turner Hospital
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

"A deep and harrowing journey through a desolate land into the recesses of the soul and then back into the light, all recorded in luminous prose."
Echoes of Waco, Heaven's Gate, and Jonestown combine with intimations of apocalypse in a stunningly evocative story of life in a remote Australian hell-hole—a place where evil is as pervasive as the heat, goodness as rare as rain. Read full book review >

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ISOBARS by Janette Turner Hospital
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

"A subtle and intelligent writer."
A new collection of 15 stories from Australian-born Hospital (Borderline, 1985; Dislocations, 1988), sometimes uneven in quality but all with a distinctive voice. Read full book review >

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NORTH OF NOWHERE, SOUTH OF LOSS by Janette Turner Hospital
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Stylistically demanding, sometimes overly so, but unforgettable. This woman can write."
Hospital (Due Preparations for the Plague, 2003, etc.), an Australian now living in South Carolina, uses both continents as settings in this progression of 14 dreamy yet tightly constructed stories about chance, attachment, and disappearance. Read full book review >