Search Results: "Lloyd Casey"


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FAMILY FIRST by Lloyd Casey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"An engaging if scattershot valedictory, full of hard-won insights."
A man reflects on a richly variegated life of child rearing, career upheavals, spiritual searching and quixotic political crusades in this colorful, rambling memoir. Read full book review >

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MY CAT JACK by Patricia Casey
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Altogether, words and pictures come together to create a wonderful book for wee cat lovers. (Fiction/Picture book. 2+)"
A delightful romp through a typical day with the narrator's black-and-white cat, Jack, who is shown as he yawns, stretches up, stretches down, scratches, curls, plays, laps, pounces, purrs, and washes. Read full book review >

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ONE DAY AT WOOD GREEN ANIMAL SHELTER by Patricia Casey
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Cute critters, but not strong enough to cross the pond. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
The events of a day at a combination animal shelter and veterinary office are detailed in this oversized and overly busy picture book from Casey (Beep! Read full book review >

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HOW TO FALL by Jane Casey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"If readers can get past this less-than-charming stand-in for Veronica Mars, they should enjoy this page-turner. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A teenage girl–turned-detective unravels the truth behind her doppelgänger cousin's tragic demise in this moody crime novel. Read full book review >

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DOLPHINS by Susan Casey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"A compelling and eye-opening story of the interconnected worlds of humans and dolphins that's full of engaging detail and vivid language. (acknowledgments, selected bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In this middle-grade adaptation of Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins (2015), Casey escapes her city life and journeys around the world to better understand how dolphins live, think, and relate to humans. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF A RELUCTANT PRINCESS by Casey Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"An effective combination of traditional and modern YA elements."
A hilarious, angst-ridden YA novel about a teenage girl acclimating to life at a new high school by Griffin (Beauty and the Wiener: A Rescue Dog Romance, 2017, etc.).Read full book review >

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CRYING BLOOD by Donis Casey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Alafair's sixth (The Sky Took Him, 2009, etc.) will appeal to history buffs and Hillerman aficionados. The book includes sections on hog butchering, favorite old-time recipes, the history of the Indian Territory and land allotment, as well as a guide to Creek pronunciation."
Hogs aren't the only things that get butchered in 1915 Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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WYATT EARP by Casey Tefertiller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

"A great adventure story, and solid history. (42 photos, not seen)"
This biography of the controversial western lawman, by a former San Francisco Examiner writer, uses newly found primary sources and exhaustive archival research to uncover the real man obscured by myths, tall tales, and calumnies. Read full book review >

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BEAUTY AND THE WIENER by Casey Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A good follow-up that has less fun than the first in the series but just as much heart."
A stylist and a bartender have to work together to discover who keeps kidnapping show dogs and letting them take the blame for it in this second novel by Griffin (Must Love Wieners, 2016). Read full book review >

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SINGULARITY by Kathryn Casey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"Slow and on occasion irritatingly predictable. Truth may be easier than fiction."
After four true-crime books (A Descent into Hell: The True Story of an Altar Boy, a Cheerleader, and a Twisted Texas Murder, 2008, etc.), Casey crosses over into fiction for the tale of a Texas Ranger tracking a serial killer. Read full book review >

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The Trials of Christopher Mann by Casey Charles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2013

"A lucid, gratifying novel with appeal for both LGBT readers and anyone interested in a particularly pivotal slice of San Francisco history."
History and melodrama combine in this brisk novel centered on the murder of gay rights political advocate Harvey Milk. Read full book review >

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COMPASS ROSE by John Casey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2010

"Casey writes old-fashioned novels in the best sense—character-driven, thick with dialogue, nuanced and multilayered as they reveal relationships."
Casey (The Half-Life of Happiness, 1998, etc.) revisits Spartina (1989) territory—coastal Rhode Island—to see what his characters have been up to. Read full book review >