Search Results: "Joy Sikorski"


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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"With access to unpublished documents and family papers, Santamaria has fashioned a compelling narrative, remaining cleareyed about her subject's many personal failings."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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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 STORIES by Ann Marie Turner
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 2014

"Devout Christians will relish these journallike passages of religious fervor coupled with relevant biblical passages and snippets of joyful mantras."
A quiet book of personal reflections on the joys of Christianity. Read full book review >

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SURVIVING JOY by J.P. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 1995

"A gritty, honest look at the consequences of letting hormones run the whole show."
A compelling, if talky, tale of youthful sexual obsession, spoiled somewhat by extraneous sermonizing toward the end. 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 >

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PURE JOY by Danielle Steel
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Featherweight, loving moments of one woman and her many dogs. For Steel's fans and die-hard dog lovers."
The mega-selling novelist shares happy memories of her numerous dogs. Read full book review >

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SOLDIER'S JOY by Madison Smartt Bell
Released: June 8, 1989

Bell's gritty urban first novel, The Washington Square Ensemble (1983), has been followed by cliched genre efforts. Read full book review >

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UNSPEAKABLE JOY by Fred Moody
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013

"A brave and eye-opening memoir by a writer who has stood on both sides of the wall between the public and the Catholic Church."
A memoir of the disillusionment and growth by a lapsed Catholic who learned of the church's failings. Read full book review >

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GREAT JOY by Kate DiCamillo
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"This simple but powerful story will indeed bring the reader great joy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Newbery Medalist DiCamillo is joined again by the illustrator of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (2005) in this moving story that offers the reader (or young listener) a treat: a story with an outwardly simple plot but with an inner core of meaning that is deeply satisfying. Read full book review >

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CAPTURING JOY by Jo Ellen Bogart
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 13, 2002

"With all its flaws, it remains a charming introduction to a gifted folk artist. (Biography. 8-12)"
Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis was disabled, poor, and untrained. Read full book review >