Search Results: "Leah Bobet"


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AN INHERITANCE OF ASHES by Leah Bobet
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"War, community, long-festering anger, and forgiveness—all thoughtfully and deliberately conveyed. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
When a supernatural war reaches her farm, Hallie fights to defend her land while struggling with familial estrangement. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2012

"While readers who long for concrete answers may be frustrated, those willing to go along with this captivating exploration of both individual and collective identity will find themselves pondering its implications long after the last page. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In a world where "Sick's the same as Freak Above," only below is Safe. Read full book review >

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PRISONER 88 by Leah Pileggi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Young readers, including reluctant ones, will be rooting for Jake. (archival photograph, author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
A surprisingly affecting portrait of a 10-year-old boy in 1885 who is sentenced to five years for manslaughter and sent to the Idaho Territorial Penitentiary. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

A well-written litigation case history involving free-speech rights for students is the newest title in the Landmark Supreme Court Cases series. Read full book review >

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THE LAST TIME WE WERE US by Leah Konen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 10, 2016

"An easy, intelligent coming-of-age tale. (Romance. 14-18)"
All teens want to be popular in high school…but not all are. Konen combines humor and pathos for a realistic novel about the conflict between peer pressure and personal strength. Read full book review >

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THE MYTH OF YOU & ME by Leah Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"A terrific opening slides into heavy-handed philosophizing and sentimental romance."
A young woman travels from Mississippi to Massachusetts to look up her former best friend. Read full book review >

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THE HISTORY OF US by Leah Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"With a playwright's precise, sometimes excoriating dialogue and an insightful novelist's judicious use of interior monologue, Stewart crafts a tearful yet unsentimental family coming-of-age story."
A professor who raised her late sister's three children grapples with the long-term consequences. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Komaiko has written a poignant memoir that turns despair into joy."
A moving, enlightening, and humorous memoir of the friendship between two women, aged 44 and 94. Read full book review >

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DOWN CITY by Leah Carroll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"An honest and probing memoir of coming to terms with family."
A debut memoirist tells the story of her mother's brutal murder and her difficult relationship with her father, who followed his wife to the grave 14 years later. Read full book review >

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SECRET LETTERS by Leah Scheier
Released: June 26, 2012

"Pass on this; revisit either the original or Nancy Springer's engaging tales of Sherlock's little sister Enola. (Historical mystery. 12 & up)"
Sherlock Holmes' secret daughter goes on the case in this tepid Victorian whodunit. Read full book review >

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A TOUCH MORTAL by Leah Clifford
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2011

"Those enamored enough of troubled-but-cute heroes won't mind the chaotic prose, plot holes and unlikable side characters—and will be thrilled by the setup for volume two. (Fantasy. YA)"
An otherwise intriguing twist on the paranormal is let down by forced melodrama and inexplicable secrets. Read full book review >

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MISTWOOD by Leah Cypess
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2010

"Astonishing and inspiring. (Fantasy. YA)"
The greatest magic is the power of choice in this lush, romantic debut fantasy. Read full book review >