Search Results: "Julia Deck"


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VIVIANE by Julia Deck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"At one point, even the baby is 'trying to solve the mystery of causes and consequences,' which puzzled readers will immediately find relatable."
This debut by a French novelist puts a mystery inside a narrative puzzle. Read full book review >

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JULIA GLASS
by Kerri Arsenault

Julia Glass, author of A House Among the Trees, speaks to me wearing sweaty badminton clothes. Marblehead, Massachusetts, where she lives, operates one of the few remaining private badminton clubs—Gut‘n Feathers—in the United States. “If I have a routine, it’s not writing; it’s playing badminton as often as I can,” she says. Her love of the sport mirrors the ...


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HOT NEW RELEASES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

This week I’m wishing desperately to be at BEA, but since I can’t manage that, I’m immersing myself in some great reads. You too?

Over the past month, I was lucky enough to get my hands (and ears) on a few new releases from some favorite authors.

If you’ve had the chance to read any of these, I’d ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2013

"Likely to bring smiles and tears to dog lovers."
A delightful dog forever changes the life of a physics professor in this true-life tribute to man's best, and most forgiving, friend. Read full book review >

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You're Still Sick? by Julie Jacobsen Deck
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A sometimes-exhausting but realistic portrait of life under physical duress."
A young woman with chronic illness takes matters into her own hands in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"A testament to the fact that typos matter, especially when you look behind them."
Magazine editor Deck and bookseller Herson conduct a three-month exercise in field orthography. Read full book review >

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THE VERY BEST DOLL by Julia Noonan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"The short text, simple plot, and large, appealing illustrations make this a good choice for younger preschoolers as well as for story hours with a theme of dolls or toys. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this sweetly old-fashioned story, little Nell is a soft cloth doll with a polka-dot dress and button eyes who accompanies her little owner everywhere. Read full book review >

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A YEAR ON MONHEGAN ISLAND by Julia Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"Dean's first book is a fine study of a tiny community that manages to remain stable despite unusual pressures. (Nonfiction. 9- 11)"
An intriguing visit to a rocky island off the Maine coast; a tourist mecca in the summer, almost completely isolated the rest of the year. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL BABIES ON THE MOUNTAIN! by Julia Groves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Readers hoping to share beautiful, age-appropriate images and accurate terminology should look no further than this book and its companions, bracing antidotes to the cuteness that floods the board-book shelves. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Animals that inhabit a mountain biome are introduced in this simple board book, one of four. Read full book review >

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DRAGONFLY by Julia Golding
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

This familiar-feeling fantasy devotes much energy to culture creation and culture clash but disquietingly favors one over others. Read full book review >

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BEFORE WE WERE FREE by Julia Alvarez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2002

"This is a minor quibble with a story that imagines so clearly for American readers the travails of all-too-many Latin nations then and now. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A 12-year-old girl bears witness to the Dominican Revolution of 1961 in a powerful first-person narrative. Read full book review >

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THE SHEPHERD'S SONG by Julia Miner
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

The King James version of David's best-loved psalm, in a handsome large-sized setting with full-bleed paintings rendered in pastels. Read full book review >