Search Results: "Libby H. O'Connell"


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THE AMERICAN PLATE by Libby H. O'Connell
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"O'Connell is a perky companion for this buffet of historical snacks."
History Channel and A&E Networks chief historian O'Connell uses food to chronicle the history of the United States. Read full book review >

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The Passion Season by Libby Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2016

"A tale about Lucifer's son that deftly draws in readers with engrossing characters and room for expansion."
An ancient warrior on Earth for centuries falls in love with a human woman, which may make him vulnerable to his evil, demon-controlling father in this debut paranormal romance. Read full book review >

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The Big Lead by Libby Kirsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2015

"A light, enjoyable murder mystery that marks the beginning of a promising new series."
A rookie reporter delves into a small town's big secrets in Kirsch's debut mystery novel. Read full book review >

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I AM SUSANNAH by Libby Gleeson
Released: April 15, 1989

From a talented Australian author, a sensitive study of a girl in her early teens taking the first steps toward realizing her individuality. Read full book review >

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THUNDERWITH by Libby Hathorn
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"Still, a well-written, absorbing debut. (Fiction. 12+)"
In her first YA novel, an Australian author vividly portrays present-day farmers in New South Wales's coastal rain forest. Read full book review >

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THE BIG OVERNIGHT by Libby Kirsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2016

"A light and amusing whodunit that proves time spent in the company of the heroine is time well spent indeed."
Stella Reynolds investigates a pair of murders in this latest installment of Kirsch's (The Big Interview, 2016, etc.) chick-lit mystery series. Read full book review >

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RECOVERING DAD by Libby Sternberg
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Although a bit too busy, her story finally emerges as intriguing. (Mystery. YA)"
This third installment in the Bianca Balducci mystery series finds its titular character struggling with family and boyfriend problems. Read full book review >

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BLOW OUT THE MOON by Libby Koponen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Harking back to gentler times, this winsome, nostalgic memoir is as delicate and old-fashioned as a doily on a wingback chair. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fried bread, gray rain, drab institutions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Poker-faced as it is, Libby's memoir makes for a striking period piece—from the high plains of the American West to the blue skies shared with Baron von Richtofen. (8 b&w photos, not seen)"
A reticent yet sharply impressed memoir of a turn-of-the-century cowpuncher who enlisted in the Canadian Royal Flying Corps and was decorated for valor in WWI. Read full book review >

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Released: June 16, 2000

"Often enigmatic, her poetry demands intellectual engagement on the part of the reader—a small price to pay for so many riches."
Houston's verses differ in style and length, from succinct short poems to long personal narratives and ballads. Read full book review >

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THE APPRENTICE by Lewis Libby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Mostly atmosphere, but it's a satisfyingly romantic atmosphere, like that of an old, swashbuckling boys' novel dropped down in Japan, with a dash of Yukio Mishima for good measure."
First novel set in northernmost Japan in 1903, when war is brewing with Russia. Read full book review >

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THE PILLOW BOOK OF LOTUS LOWENSTEIN by Libby Schmais
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 8, 2009

"Chick lit par excellence. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
What begins as assigned diary entries à la Sei Shonagun's late-tenth-century The Pillow Book turns into Lotus Lowenstein's tart, irreverent take on sophomore year, written in "franglais." Read full book review >