Search Results: "Jolene Mercadante"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 2011

"A charming portrait of unadulterated pet love."
Mercadante, a librarian and animal lover, recounts the life lessons she and her family learned after she adopted a pit bull. Read full book review >

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HAS TO BE LOVE by Jolene Perry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Breathtakingly earnest emotions packaged in a contrived narration. (Fiction. 13-16)"
A Mormon high school senior in small-town Alaska struggles with scars—both internal and external. Read full book review >

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ALL THE FOREVER THINGS by Jolene Perry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2017

"The funeral twist makes for an interesting and unusual romance. (Romance. 12-18)"
This high school romance comes with a twist, as the protagonist's family lives in and runs a funeral home. Read full book review >

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STRONGER THAN YOU KNOW by Jolene Perry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"For those not quite ready for Ellen Hopkins, this novel is a good choice. (Fiction. 14-16)"
A teen's first steps toward recovery are here sensitively portrayed. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER I FOUND YOU by Jolene Perry
ROMANCE
Released: March 1, 2014

"Likable main characters, lively dialogue and a timely topic of returning soldiers fill out this low-key romance. (Romance. 13-18)"
Aidan and Kate meet soon after each has experienced a devastating change in health and are surprised to fall in love. Read full book review >

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LOVE BLIND by C. Desir
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 10, 2016

"Readers wanting more balanced portrayals of troubled characters should try Ron Koertge's Stoner and Spaz (2001) or Corey Ann Haydu's OCD Love Story (2013). (Romance. 14-18)"
Going on 16, Hailey has "the eyes of a ninety-six-year-old" due to macular degeneration. Read full book review >

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FARAWAY FOX by Jolene Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Informative and empathetic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When human encroachment eliminates a young fox's forest habitat, it searches to find a new home. Read full book review >

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UNDERNEATH EVERYTHING by Marcy Beller Paul
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"As it turns out, what's really underneath everything just isn't all that compelling. (Fiction. 13-17)"
After dropping off the social grid for a year and a half, Mattie decides to attend a party that will change the course of her senior year in ways she never could have imagined. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN SISTERS by Nina Vida
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"Still, Lela is a strong woman more appealing than most."
A horrific if dizzyingly paced second novel from the author of Goodbye, Saigon (1994), this about a young woman's struggle to deal with the rage and sexual abuse that destroyed her family and indelibly scarred her. Read full book review >

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FOR BETTER, FOR MURDER by Lisa Bork
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Bork juggles multiple puzzles deftly in her witty debut."
Buyer's remorse is the order of the day as an upstate New York car dealer confronts murder and mayhem. Read full book review >

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SWEET LAND STORIES by E.L. Doctorow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2004

"Fascinating work from a contemporary master."
A riveting collection of five tightly plotted long stories on a favorite Doctorow theme: the tension between American institutions and the criminal elements that undermine them. Read full book review >

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HOME FRONT by Kristin Hannah
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"Less bleak than the subject matter might warrant—Hannah's default outlook is sunny—but still, a wrenching depiction of war's aftermath."
The traumatic homecoming of a wounded warrior. Read full book review >