Search Results: "Lola Jaye"


BOOK REVIEW

BEING LARA by Lola Jaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"An earnest but often clichéd and sentimental coming-of-age story."
An adopted child turns 30 and confronts her African origins. Read full book review >

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His by Jaye Wiegold
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 9, 2015

"A deeply religious meditation on how God's love gives meaning to a woman's life."
A woman explores how different principles of Christianity have enabled her to overcome adversity. Read full book review >

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BOTTLED UP by Jaye Murray
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"No easy ending ensues, but Pip's emerging strength, realistically portrayed, bodes well for his future. (Fiction. 12+)"
Tackling a familiar theme, Murray pens a compelling debut about a teenage boy with an abusive, alcoholic father. Read full book review >

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EXTRANJERA by Lola Haskins
Released: March 15, 1998

The seventh book of poems by a previous Iowa prizewinner (Hunger, 1996) comes with a glossary of Spanish words appended, which isn—t really necessary since Haskins relies on a Hemingwayesque vocabulary that most readers would readily recognize (e.g., —cerveza,— —canciones,— —queso—), but that's typical of Haskins's strained seriousness. Read full book review >

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NO PLACE TO FALL by Jaye Robin Brown
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"A quick, predictable, romantic read with a denouement that leaves much to be desired. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Fueled by a dream to make it as a singer outside of her small town, one girl struggles to make the right choices as social tensions press against her from all sides. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Fun, breezy entertainment with thoughtful undertones. (Fiction. YA)"
The continuing travails of 17-year-old Morgan, genuine movie star, as she tries to live like a normal teenager in the Midwest, come across with delightful zing, yet address serious subjects. Read full book review >

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GIRLS LIKE ME by Lola StVil
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A dynamic story of grief, loyalty, and, finally, some cheerworthy victories. (Verse fiction. 13-16)"
With her father dead, her friends being yanked away, and fatphobia battering her, a teen finds affection and strength with a boy she meets online. Read full book review >

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SAFE FROM HARM by Stephanie Jaye Evans
Released: March 5, 2013

"As charming and wry as Evans' bright debut (Faithful Unto Death, 2012), filled with reasons to own dogs, love your children and your wife, and have faith."
Bear Wells, a Church of Christ minister, and Baby Bear, the family's 180-pound Newfoundland puppy, must cope with teenage daughters. Read full book review >

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MOMMY LOVES HER BABY/DADDY LOVES HIS BABY by Tara Jaye Morrow
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"This comforting volume assures young readers that a parent's love is as natural, innate, and immutable as all the things that come naturally to the animals. (Picture book. 1-3)"
This creative take on the familiar theme of parental love is two stories in one. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 2005

"Despite the topic's darker subject, since the narrative is in chatty diary form, this is light, breezy and lots of fun, especially for girls with Hollywood fantasies. (Fiction. YA)"
Glamorous Morgan has been an actress all her life; in fact, she's a real movie star. Read full book review >

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TWISTED by Lola Smirnova
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Many characters lack much in the way of depth, yet the story as a whole offers a revealing glimpse of a taboo way of making a living."
From debut author Smirnova comes a novel about a young Ukrainian woman's adventures in the sex trade. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A sweet, sexy, honest teen romance that just happens to involve two girls—all the more charming for being so very ordinary. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An evangelical lesbian in a small Southern town stumbles on the road to true love—but not for the expected reasons. Read full book review >