Search Results: "Lynda Rutledge"


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FAITH BASS DARLING'S LAST GARAGE SALE by Lynda Rutledge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2012

"This potentially poignant story of misplaced emotional attachments and misremembered pasts falters under its wispy tone."
Under the looming shadow of Y2K, the very proper Faith Bass Darling hauls all of her priceless family possessions onto her front lawn for a very improper yard sale in Rutledge's debut novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 24, 2003

"Stick to good biographies. (afterword, bibliography) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Environmentalist, pacifist, vegetarian, religious devotee, visionary, nut—John Chapman, a.k.a. Read full book review >

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DANCING WITH ELVIS by Lynda Stephenson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A fine first novel and an author to watch. (Fiction. 12+)"
Every night after saying her prayers, with posters of Jesus and Elvis looking down on her, 14-year-old Frankilee Baxter thinks about murdering Angel Musseldorf. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"These details are glossed over and will leave readers wondering about the superficial treatment of an obviously complex person. (b&w reproductions, maps, chronology, notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Biography. 11-13)"
This latest entry in the Historical American Biographies series is a one-dimensional treatment of the wife of the fourth president of the United States. Read full book review >

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STONEWALL JACKSON by Lynda Pflueger
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Nevertheless, this provides a solid basis for research, and may find fans among Civil War enthusiasts as well. (maps, b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, further reading, glossary, index) (Biography. 11+)"
First in the Historical American Biographies series, this story of one of the South's most talented generals begins with his famous Battle of Bull Run, then flashes back to highlights in his life. Read full book review >

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WORDS AT WORK by Lynda McDaniel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 2009

"A timely manual that business people at any level will find useful."
Tips, techniques and tactics for better business writing. Read full book review >

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THE! GREATEST! OF! MARLYS! by Lynda Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Barry has a genius for remembering the odd things kids and grownups do, especially during those times that linger between meanness and joyful innocence. Beyond nostalgia, her deceptively simple art, in all its spareness, breaks your heart and makes you laugh, often at the same time."
Barry's recent novel (Cruddy, p. 1999) proved what her comics admirers already knew: she's a splendid writer with a phenomenal ear for everyday speech. And her comics work, syndicated in dozens of newspapers, has grown with her. After collecting stories featuring her character Freddie (The Freddie Stories), Barry celebrates another of her wonderful creations, Freddie's sister Marlys. Read full book review >

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THE FREDDIE STORIES by Lynda Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"A surprisingly moving, visually engaging collection."
Syndicated in many alternative papers, Barry has collected nine volumes of her deliberately childlike comics and has also published a first novel, The Good Times Are Killing Me (not seen). Read full book review >

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PROM by Jill S. Zimmerman Rutledge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"The advice and history in this volume complement and enhance the prom magazines available each year. (bibliography, further resources, index) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
Prom is more than just a night out, as revealed in this work of nonfiction. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Superior whimsy, nicely told, and perfect for the cat-fancier's Christmas."
The author of Diary of a Cat (1995, etc.) returns with a suspense tale. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"In her first book for young readers, Comerford, a former teacher, demonstrates a clear understanding of the sixth grader's world. (Fiction. 9-12)"
No longer comfortable with her old friends, Rissa breaks off with them just before sixth grade and has to make her way through the social minefield of their new middle school on her own. Read full book review >