Search Results: "Laura Resau"


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LAURA by Larry Watson
Released: June 1, 2000

"A finely wrought, if emotionally cool, tale of enduring passion."
The story of a man's long obsession with a beautiful woman poet, the latest from award-winning novelist Watson (White Crosses, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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LAURA by Hilary Norman
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Shallow escapism for the romance-starved. (First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild selection)"
A Cinderella story of a woman educated in the school of hard knocks, by pulp veteran Norman (Spellbound, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE JADE NOTEBOOK by Laura Resau
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Fans of the series may quibble with some points, but they won't want to miss what is overall a graceful conclusion to Zeeta's story. (Fiction. 12-18)"
In this third in a series of novels focusing on Zeeta and her wanderlust-stricken mother, readers are immersed in the details of a lovingly described coastal town in Mexico and an action-filled mystery surrounding the poaching of ancient sea turtles that make their home there. Read full book review >

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STAR IN THE FOREST by Laura Resau
ANIMALS
Released: March 9, 2010

"Nahualt and Spanish glossaries. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When her father is deported, Zitlally, a Mexican girl living in Colorado, feels that her home is breaking into pieces, like the fractions she is studying at school. Read full book review >

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THE RUBY NOTEBOOK by Laura Resau
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Readers will want to read the first before starting this one and will likely be clamoring for the third, the groundwork for which is nicely set up here. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Thoughtful, intense Zeeta and her free-spirited mother return in this follow-up to The Indigo Notebook (2009). Read full book review >

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RED GLASS by Laura Resau
FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"Emotionally charged and powerful. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Sixteen-year-old Sophie is well loved at home by her mother, stepfather and great aunt, who form a multi-ethnic family of great courage and compassion. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHTNING QUEEN by Laura Resau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"This vibrant, intergenerational tale is nothing short of magical. (Magical realism. 8-13)"
A celebration of grandparents' wisdom, cross-cultural friendship, and the idea that nothing is impossible. Read full book review >

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THE INDIGO NOTEBOOK by Laura Resau
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"The story's too-neat ending may strain believability for some readers, but this is a minor detraction to an otherwise remarkably engrossing, layered work. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Upon arriving in Ecuador with Layla, her flaky, globe-trotting mom, 15-year-old Zeeta has no idea that this latest move will prove any different from the whirlwind to which she has become accustomed. Read full book review >

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WHAT THE MOON SAW by Laura Resau
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Add a thrilling adventure and all the makings of an entrancing read are here. (glossaries) (Fiction. 12-14)"
When Clara Luna, 14, visits rural Mexico for the summer to visit the paternal grandparents she has never met, she cannot know her trip will involve an emotional and spiritual journey into her family's past and a deep connection to a rich heritage of which she was barely aware. Read full book review >

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FINDING LAURA by Kay Hooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Despite the adult sex and good surprise ending: a treacly adolescent affair, just a few steps beyond paper dolls and Barbie."
Hooper's latest paranormal romance (After Caroline, 1996, etc.) tackles reincarnation in a modern southern gothic mode, with lots of coupling in the gazebo. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 29, 1996

"A list of museums and newsletters is appended. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
The subtitle tells it all; the first and later readers of the Little House books wrote letters that Wilder answered and saved, along with their drawings, photographs, and poems, right up to the last years of her life. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN OF WATER by Laura Resau
FICTION
Released: March 8, 2011

"By turns heartbreaking, infuriating and ultimately inspiring. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
The riveting tale of an indigenous Ecuadorian girl being sent away from her family to work for a middle-class mestizo (of Spanish heritage) couple, this collaborative novel by teen author Resau and Farinango is based on the life story of the latter. Read full book review >