Search Results: "Joy N. Hulme"


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THROUGH THE OPEN DOOR by Joy N. Hulme
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2000

"Dora's voice is definitely that of an adult recollecting, but what she tells is compelling enough to keep young readers listening. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
The first of a projected series of novels based on true family stories gathered by the author, this has the warmth of real life and a bit of the static quality of a sepia photograph. Read full book review >

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CLIMBING THE RAINBOW by Joy N. Hulme
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Readers will want to see Dora's story continued. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Those who recall Dora Cookson from Through the Open Door (2000) will be pleased to follow her now that an operation has enabled her to speak. Read full book review >

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EASTER BABIES by Joy N. Hulme
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"5', it will just fit into an oversized basket; make sure the kiddos brush their teeth after reading it. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"When signs of spring are in the air, / we look for babies everywhere!" Read full book review >

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MARY CLARE LIKES TO SHARE by Joy N. Hulme
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"What could be a boring and didactic exercise in fractional story problems is instead a witty easy reader, combining breezy rhymes with cheerful illustrations of children of many different ethnicities. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Mary Clare (who has red hair) is a kind little girl who is the soul of generosity. Read full book review >

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WILD FIBONACCI by Joy N. Hulme
NUMBERS AND COUNTING
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"It's an entirely novel way to present a very tricky idea, but it just doesn't add up quite right. (Picture book. 7+)"
The organizing principle of this unusual counting book is the mathematical Fibonacci sequence (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, etc.), which, when plotted on a graph, forms an "equiangular spiral"—a curve frequently found in nature. Read full book review >

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N by Louis Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 1997

"Edwards brilliantly deconstructs the language of race in America, a country and culture he celebrates for its invigorating mix, much like this smart and genre-bending book. (Author tour)"
Edwards's second novel (after Ten Seconds, 1991), a tragic romance with less mystery than the title promises, plays with the conventions of genre literature in order to tell a more profound tale of race, sex, and the meaning of identity in America. Read full book review >

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Joy by Lucindi
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Sweet reflections on adopting a positive perspective."
A career woman-turned­-stay-at-home mother shares her thoughts on embracing inner joy in this debut essay collection. Read full book review >

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JOY by Marsha Hunt
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Released: Jan. 30, 1990

Hunt, famous for 15 minutes during the late Sixties as the Broadway star of Hair and the mother of Mick Jagger's first child, makes her fiction debut with a dark, flash-backed tale about three poor black sisters—and a God-fearing old woman—burned by fleeting fame. Read full book review >

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JOY by Abigail Santamaria
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"With access to unpublished documents and family papers, Santamaria has fashioned a compelling narrative, remaining cleareyed about her subject's many personal failings."
A woman's quest for faith and love. Read full book review >

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RITES OF PASSAGE by Joy N. Hensley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Absolutely compelling. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The absorbing story of the first girl to join a fictional military high school. Read full book review >

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N-SPACE by Chris Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2011

"Martin's varied literary structure and assimilation of human emotions, fused with a fast-paced, imaginative storyline and realistic science fiction will leave audiences marveling over Maines' adventures in n-Space."
In Martin's collection of science-fiction stories, Lt. Jana Maines steers merchant ships of the Space Trading Commission through the fourth dimension, known as n-Space. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 8, 2009

"A readable story of one woman's reevaluation of faith and finding peace with God."
A woman's account of her spiritual journey from unquestioning compliance with learned Christian practices and beliefs, to discovery of a more personal relationship with God. Read full book review >