Search Results: "Laurie Rubin"


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LAURIE TELLS by Linda Lowery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1994

"Thoughtful and carefully wrought, a valuable aid to coping and understanding. (Fiction. 8-12)"
``It's hard to believe/how happy I used to be....I have places on my body/I don't want anyone to touch./They're mine, only for me,/and it makes me sick/to think he touched me there.'' A sexually abused 11-year-old shares her emotions, remembering how she trusted and loved Dad when she was little, her horror when he first molested her two years ago, her one tentative attempt to tell Mom, who refused to believe her. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Though Laurie's memory lane lacks the structural cohesion of a novel, her stubborn perseverance guarantees plenty of colorful anecdotes. (Memoir. 12-16)"
A highly readable memoir traces Rubin's journey from pampered child to acclaimed mezzo-soprano. Read full book review >

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DEAR DAD, LOVE LAURIE by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Released: March 1, 1989

After Laurie's parents divorce, her mother requires her to write weekly to her father in Missouri; though Laurie chafes under this burden, she writes enough letters in nine months to fill this book. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Anyone interested in exploring the compelling case of Hurricane Carter would be well-advised to start elsewhere."
A labored retelling of the controversial murder prosecution of boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"An eloquent dive into World War I cemeteries, monuments, mines, and trenches."
A journey back to the French rural landscape where so many American soldiers fell during World War I. Read full book review >

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THE IMPOSSIBLE CLUE by Sarah  Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A perplexing mystery with a savvy sleuth and unexpected outcome. (Mystery. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old math whiz keen on solving problems tackles the case of a missing scientist. Read full book review >

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EATING BULL by Carrie Rubin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 2015

"A solid thriller that manages to infuse one boy's coming-of-age with a whole lot of murder."
An obese teenage boy agrees to be the face of a lawsuit against the fast-food industry, not realizing that doing so has marked him as a target for a serial killer. Read full book review >

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SOMEDAY DANCER by Sarah  Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Dance fans will enjoy the up-close look at a legendary dance troupe. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-16)"
A young teen in 1959 South Carolina has one dream, dancing on stage in New York City. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESSA by Harriet Rubin
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Women truly interested in the pursuit and acquisition of power will want to seek the original Prince. (Author tour)"
Rubin, who heads a business publishing imprint, tackles the subject of powerful women. Read full book review >

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SAMURAI SANTA by Rubin Pingk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"This unusual if culturally hegemonic Christmas story will appeal to kids interested in ninjas and samurais and, of course, to any kids who like an epic snowball fight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mischievous little ninja scares Santa away and then receives an unexpected gift in the form of a huge snowball fight. Read full book review >

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THE POSER by Jacob Rubin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"A strong debut that remains steadily written, even as it drifts away from its best material."
Rubin's debut novel tells an imaginative story of American emptiness. Read full book review >