Search Results: "Joni Rodgers"


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THE SECRET SISTERS by Joni Rodgers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"It's a slog following these three women through so many pages of depressing action before the slightest bit of sunshine is revealed in an ending that's neither satisfying nor shocking."
A drunk-driving accident has dire ramifications for a tight-knit family. Read full book review >

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CRAZY FOR TRYING by Joni Rodgers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"But these occasional bursts of fresh air aren't enough to energize this tired tale of a doting woman standing by her tough-to-tame man."
Rodgers debuts with a good-woman-heals-damaged-man fable, gussied up with pretty Montana scenery and late-night-radio atmospherics. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2005

"Occasionally clichéd, occasionally maudlin, but, overall, candid, thoughtful, and compelling."
The mother of renowned cyclist Lance Armstrong tells her own story, looking back on years filled with childhood poverty, teenage pregnancy, a disapproving mother, an alcoholic father, workplace hurdles, abusive husbands—and lots of love flowing to and from her son. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A touching, inspiring look behind the scenes at the founding of one of the most famous nonprofit organizations in the world."
A powerful memoir by the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, assisted by co-author Rodgers (The Secret Sisters, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 29, 1970

"Once again, it will no doubt be personally promoted, with Her and Her appearances?"
A mother-and-daughter collaboration—black print for D.R., brown for M.R., with conveniently annotated margins re the soi-disant content as well as illustrations—obviously something for both generations. Read full book review >

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THE HUMMING OF NUMBERS by Joni Sensel
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2008

"Teen love in Dark Ages Ireland. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In 10th-century Ireland, a young novice with an unusual talent finds his cloistered world turned upside-down when he and a bewitching girl encounter Viking raiders. Read full book review >

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THE FARWALKER’S QUEST by Joni Sensel
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"An epilogue tells readers that Ariel accepts the surname of Farwalker and continues to spread long-forgotten knowledge from village to village in this hopeful contribution to post-apocalyptic literature. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
As this absorbing fantasy adventure opens, several generations have passed since a disaster struck earth and changed life forever. Read full book review >

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BONE MUSIC by Alan Rodgers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The delivery, in a rumbling Delta baritone, is convincing; the rest is overwrought and mostly unscary."
A passel of bluesmen, both living and dead, and a thrice-born voodoo child combat demons and bad religion in horror writer Rodgers's hardcover debut. Read full book review >

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SUMMER SWITCH by Mary Rodgers
Released: Sept. 22, 1982

"More important, the mixups along the way are hilariously funny."
Having hit the comedy switch with Freaky Friday (1972), which put 13-year-old Annabel Andrews into her mother's body for a brief spell of household hassles, Rodgers generates as many laughs by having Annabel's younger brother Ben, now twelve, switch bodies with his father. Read full book review >