Search Results: "Lauren Dane"


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GOING UNDER by Lauren Dane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A thought-provoking, creative paranormal scenario coupled with a sexy, intelligent love story make this book an absorbing success."
When Molly Ryan is "outed" as a witch and ousted from the PR firm she built from the ground up, she takes her skills to the powerful Clan Owen, where it's Gage Garrity's job to keep her safe; but as anti-Other sentiment rises and violence escalates, Molly and Gage realize the stakes are getting higher—and passion is growing. Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS DANE by Melvin Burgess
FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"A small note of hope ends this gripping but harsh tale. (Historical fiction. 15 & up)"
Coming from England, this bleak, violent, slang-inflected street saga exposes the machinations of power and villainy in Manchester's social services and criminal underworld. Read full book review >

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LAUREN IPSUM by Carlos Bueno
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Positive, smart, empowering philosophies and thinking skills couched in a wacky adventure. (Fantasy/philosophy. 8-14)"
A lost girl travels through a fantastical Alice in Wonderland-esque world filled with The Phantom Tollbooth-like computer-programming metaphors.Read full book review >

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THE BEST KIND OF TROUBLE by Lauren Dane
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"The perfect combination of sexy rock-star fantasy and emotionally tender romance."
When former wild child Natalie Clayton reconnects with Paddy Hurley, former fling-turned-famous rock star, she's determined to resist him, but he has a few tricks up his sleeve that might convince her to give him a chance. Read full book review >

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LAUREN MCGILL’S PICKLE MUSEUM by Jerdine Nolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Kids will relish this dilly of a story without a sour note anywhere. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Lauren McGill was absolutely wild about pickles." Read full book review >

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LAUREN YANOFSKY HATES THE HOLOCAUST by Leanne Lieberman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"A thought-provoking exploration of a teen's evolving ideals. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A Jewish teen who has decided to become "un-Jewish" experiences a soul-searching junior year. Read full book review >

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THE PHYSICK BOOK OF DELIVERANCE DANE by Katherine Howe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2009

"Informative, though not as creepy as it purports to be."
A first novel about alchemy, magic and witchcraft, set unsurprisingly in Salem, Mass., in the late 17th century and also, perhaps surprisingly, in Marblehead, Mass., in 1991. Read full book review >

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GREAT-AUNT IDA AND HER GREAT DANE, DOC by Leah Komaiko
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"The huge, bumptious dog, sturdy kid, and jowly old lady (who has a twinkle in her eye from the start) make a likable trio. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Skateboarding down the block for his weekly visit with his elderly aunt, the peppy, freckled kid, sweatband holding his squared-off red hair bolt upright, dolefully anticipates the usual tedium while Aunt Ida stops to chat with friends during their walk with her Great Dane. ``If Doc and me could have our own way/We'd get up and GO, MAN, GO!'' While he endures the sedate pace, the boy imagines what he and the dog could do if they escaped: ``rope cattle on the prairie,'' perform in a circus... Read full book review >

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INDIGO AWAKENING by Jordan Dane
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Exciting if not particularly filling. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
Ultrapsychic children with intense blue auras—hence the label "Indigo"—find themselves under attack from a group of fanatics. Read full book review >

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BOURBON by Dane Huckelbridge
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"A snappy history of the popular spirit's rise and continued ascent."
A mirthful, erudite appreciation of bourbon and its striking history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2013

"A wealth of research for the armchair traveler and historian."
An academic correction of the "triumphalist" notion of British exploration of Africa and Australia. Read full book review >

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TWELVE DAYS IN MAY by Larry Dane Brimner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Richly illustrated with period photographs and strikingly designed, this is a clear, accessible depiction of a major story in the civil rights movement. (Nonfiction. 10-18)"
Even after some Jim Crow laws were declared unconstitutional, many states continued to refuse to adhere to the changes. Sibert Honor-winning author Brimner (Black and White, 2011) explores the first "Freedom Ride" in May 1961, as seven black and six white activists ranging in age from 18 to 61 set out to bring attention to this resistance. Read full book review >