Search Results: "Jessica Grogan"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"An illuminating cultural history."
Grogan reveals the seminal, but frequently overlooked, influence of the postwar humanistic psychology movement in creating what is sometimes described as today's "therapy culture," which includes employee retreats, seminars on sensitivity training, the proliferation of support groups and more. Read full book review >

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A VIEW FROM WITHIN by Pauline Grogan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"An engaging, moving memoir that will resonate with readers as Jimmy Lynch continues to find his way into the hearts of others."
A biography, written in the style of a memoir, of a severely paralyzed man and the woman he inspired. Read full book review >

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FROM WHERE I WATCH YOU by Shannon Grogan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Involving and suspenseful. (Mystery. 12-18)"
Kara hopes to win a scholarship to La Patisserie Pastry School so she can escape her bleak life by becoming a professional baker, but she has to contend with a secret stalker as well. Read full book review >

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MARLEY by John Grogan
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Written with real affection and humor, this tender tribute to a dog 'with stinky breath and bad manners' will win the hearts of even those who aren't dog lovers. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In this adaptation of his bestselling memoir, Marley & Me, Grogan celebrates the life of his free-spirited, bad-boy Labrador retriever. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Marley died at age 13, and the book ends with the Grogans thinking of adopting another puppy. Please, no sequels! Only the most alarmingly devoted dog lovers should bother with this one."
Maudlin, embarrassing ode to a pooch. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE VEIL by Pauline Grogan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2013

"An often rich life story that may speak to women of many faiths."
A former nun recounts her journey in this sensitive debut autobiography. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A lively peek into literary genius."
A tour of the various sources of inspiration for beloved works of literature. Read full book review >

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THE STICKY DOLL TRAP by Jessica Souhami
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"A visually enchanting and aurally engaging retelling of an old, old tale. (author's note) (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
Br'er Rabbit's ancestor, the West African rascal Hare, lives in this vividly delineated retelling. Read full book review >

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CAN ANYBODY HEAR ME? by Jessica Meserve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2008

"Shout yee-haw for cowboy Jack, who finally finds his voice. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Jack's boisterous family, ranch life is one noisy stampede with the boy trampled in the shuffle. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Children who find Tomie dePaola's well-known rendition, Fin M'Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill (1981) a wee bit restrained will have no such complaint here. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 6-9)"
Souhami (No Dinner, 2000, etc.) dresses up this classic triumph of brains over brawn with bright, blocky scenes featuring broadly gesturing figures, torn paper edges and blazing purple highlights. Read full book review >