Search Results: "Leah Konen"


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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 AFTER GIRLS by Leah Konen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2013

"Skip. (Fiction. 14-17)"
After their best friend takes her own life, recently graduated high school seniors Ella and Sydney are left behind to pick up the pieces and cope with the gnawing guilt that there was something they might have done to prevent Astrid from doing the unthinkable. Read full book review >

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THE ROMANTICS by Leah Konen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"For romantics and skeptics alike, this fresh dose of optimism will warm the cockles of the heart. (Romance. 12-18)"
Little does Gael know, as he stumbles into and out of romance, that here and there his life is being tweaked by Love. Read full book review >

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Released: May 18, 1992

"With any luck, it will lead readers to rediscover Williams's novels."
The late Williams, National Book Award winner (The Hair of Harold Roux, 1978), is here well served with a collection of 15 stories—precise acts of attention, rich with detail of New Hampshire, of family relationships, and conflicts between ordinary people, and often concerned with hunting and fishing. Read full book review >

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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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DEATH MARKED by Leah Cypess
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 3, 2015

"Somber and disquieting but alight with flickers of hope. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A sorceress without magic navigates lies, treachery and despair in this thoughtful conclusion to the fantasy duology that began with Death Sworn (2014).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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BODY OF A GIRL by Leah Stewart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 22, 2000

"An unsparing portrait of a woman who drinks too much, pushes too hard, and whose choices are frequently easy to disapprove of. But with this taut, tense thriller Stewart debuts auspiciously."
A young reporter investigates both a murder and herself in this no-holds-barred thriller debut. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

In an entry in the Constitution series, this tedious, though up-to-date, discussion covers the history of the First Amendment, the rights it guarantees, and how it works (or is supposed to work): to limit government more than it does the individual. 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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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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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 >