Search Results: "Linda Joy Singleton"


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THE MYSTERY OF THE ZORSE'S MASK by Linda Joy Singleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This is straight-up series fiction, but it's well-done, and mystery aficionados, especially those who love animals, will find it entertaining and enjoyable. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Three middle school friends try to figure out who abused a zorse (horse/zebra cross) and why the owner's adult son is so eager to get him back. Read full book review >

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THE CURIOUS CAT SPY CLUB by Linda Joy Singleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Although readers may have to push through the slow-moving middle, this enjoyable mystery has a satisfying ending and a neatly calibrated level of suspense for middle school readers. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Three children from disparate social groups at middle school team up to solve a mystery, becoming friends in the process, in this series kickoff. Read full book review >

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MEMORY GIRL by Linda Joy Singleton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"This familiar-feeling novel nevertheless takes a different look at the cost of conformity and the price of independence. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
For most teenagers, fitting in is a high priority. But for some, remaining independent is even more important. Read full book review >

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BURIED by Linda Joy Singleton
Released: March 1, 2012

"A good-humored romp with a series-opening unresolved ending; chances are good that goth mystery fans will be too buried in zany clues to notice. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
Goth-girl teen with magical "finding" powers unravels the mystery of a dead baby in this first book in a new paranormal series. Read full book review >

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SNOW DOG, SAND DOG by Linda Joy Singleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Ally is a clever and creative character that kids with similar afflictions will relate to. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An imaginative little girl named Ally adores dogs but can't have one of her own due to her allergies. Read full book review >

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A CAT IS BETTER by Linda Joy Singleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Catnip for cat owners. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A clear manifesto from a finicky feline to a new owner. Read full book review >

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JOY by Abigail Santamaria
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"With access to unpublished documents and family papers, Santamaria has fashioned a compelling narrative, remaining cleareyed about her subject's many personal failings."
A woman's quest for faith and love. Read full book review >

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Joy by Lucindi
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Sweet reflections on adopting a positive perspective."
A career woman-turned­-stay-at-home mother shares her thoughts on embracing inner joy in this debut essay collection. Read full book review >

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JOY by Marsha Hunt
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Released: Jan. 30, 1990

Hunt, famous for 15 minutes during the late Sixties as the Broadway star of Hair and the mother of Mick Jagger's first child, makes her fiction debut with a dark, flash-backed tale about three poor black sisters—and a God-fearing old woman—burned by fleeting fame. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >