Search Results: "Jody McAuliffe"


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THE MYTHICAL BILL by Jody McAuliffe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2013

"A loving, lyrical, complicated portrait of a mentally ill father and the family he left behind."
A beautifully written memoir of a woman coming to terms with her father's illness. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A TRIPLE SHOT BETTY by Jody Gehrman
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Sassy and fun. (Fiction. YA)"
Whipping up lattes in the tiny drive-thru coffee shack Triple Shot Betty's isn't 16-year-old Geena's idea of summer fun, but with her favorite cousin Hero and best friend Amber set to work beside her, she assumes they're all in for a fantastic summer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 1995

"More successful as a self-portrait than as a reasoned argument for policy change."
A strangely unfocused, rambling book by a doctor who'd like to change the way physicians regard patients. Read full book review >

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The Promise Seed by Jody Glittenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A well-researched and enjoyable, if flawed, historical novel of American pioneers."
Glittenberg (Land, Love, Life, 2016, etc.) presents a family saga set on the prairies of Colorado in the early 20th century. Read full book review >

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THE PROMISE SEED by Jody Glittenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An overly simplistic moralism weakens this multigenerational novel."
Glittenberg's (Land, Love, Life, 2016, etc.) historical family saga follows the fortunes of homesteaders on the northeastern Colorado prairie and their descendants.Read full book review >

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LEAVING A MARK by Jody Wenner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"Memorable characters, setting, and mystery elevate this story of adolescent angst."
A young woman overcomes adversity while uncovering family secrets in this YA novel. Read full book review >

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THIN SPACE by Jody Casella
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Those who manage to hang on through the devastating climax will immediately turn back to the beginning to catch the clues they missed. Brutal and brilliant. (Paranormal fantasy. 14 & up)"
A creepy supernatural chiller sets up a gut-punch of desolation and loss. Read full book review >

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BABE IN BOYLAND by Jody Gehrman
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Hobbled by the overfamiliar girl-in-boy-drag premise, one-dimensional characters and predictable plot twists, this story never makes it out of the starting gate. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Natalie (aka Dr. Aphrodite) pens the love column for her school's newspaper. Read full book review >

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A DARING SACRIFICE by Jody Hedlund
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"Formulaic but fun for genre fans wanting a quick read. (Historical romance. 12-16)"
Prolific Hedlund is back with another tale of medieval romance, a sequel to An Uncertain Choice (2015).Read full book review >

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SALLY LOVES. . . TO SWIM! by Jody Mackey
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"An often charming kids' book that provides a model for family engagement in girls' sports."
This picture book aims to inspire young children with its story of a young girl who turns her dream into reality through hard work. Read full book review >

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THE DEATHS OF SYBIL BOLTON by Jr. McAuliffe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"His attribution of his alcoholism to his Indianness, for instance, comes perilously close to racism. (Author tour)"
McAuliffe, an editor for the Washington Post, offers an informative, often poignant story of a suppressed chapter of American history—a kind of Native American Roots. Read full book review >

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FRIEND OR FOE by Jody Feldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"It's this altruism, combined with a competitive spirit, that will have readers rooting for these kids. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Gollywhopper Games come back for a third round of puzzlers and prizes, with the main contestant a kid who is totally into football. Read full book review >