Search Results: "Kody Brown"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"A different take on married life, of broader interest because of the issue of same-sex marriage and Mitt Romney's membership in the LDS."
A behind-the-scenes look at the life of a celebrity polygamist family. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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MONSTER by Kody Scott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 1993

"Anyone who wants to know why L.A. burned will find the chilling answer here. (First printing of 65,000; first serial rights to Esquire)"
LÇon Bing's study of L.A. gangs, Do or Die (1991) featured on its cover an awesomely muscular African-American male, naked to the waist, wearing sunglasses and wielding an automatic weapon. Read full book review >

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SHUT OUT by Kody Keplinger
FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"Enjoyable as a conversation-starter, but let's hope real-life conversations take a more critical approach to gender politics. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A modern-day Lysistrata retelling that reinforces as many stereotypes as it overturns. Read full book review >

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RUN by Kody Keplinger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 28, 2016

"An ambitiously structured road-trip novel stumbles a bit but gets a lot right. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Two small-town Kentucky high school girls run away together. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Teen readers will see both themselves and their friends in Bianca's layered, hostile world. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Downing Cherry Cokes and watching her two best friends hoof it out on the dance floor of the local teen club doesn't make 17-year-old Bianca Piper feel good about herself. Read full book review >

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LYING OUT LOUD by Kody Keplinger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 28, 2015

"Fierce, fresh, total fun. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Keplinger breathes new life into what it means to LOL. Read full book review >

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THE SWIFT BOYS & ME by Kody Keplinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"A fine, honest and heartfelt coming-of-age tale. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Nola has been best friends her entire life with her next-door neighbors, the three Swift brothers. Now, in response to their father's desertion, the brothers have changed. Read full book review >

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A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHTMARE by Kody Keplinger
Released: June 5, 2012

"With her third novel, this young author continues to evolve; a talent to watch. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Family breakups are the pits; six months into hers, Whitley Johnson is a one-girl disaster—partying more and loving it less. Coping isn't her strong suit. Read full book review >

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THE PHANTOM BULLY by Jeffrey Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"Everybody's middle school years should be as ultimately satisfying as Roan's, whether they are Jedis-in-training or not. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
Perhaps playing off the principle that a great ending will mitigate almost anything, this story has at least a dozen endings, and all of them are pretty spectacular. Read full book review >