Search Results: "Lynda Sandoval"


BOOK REVIEW

ROMANCE
Released: May 5, 2008

"Often frankly sexy and peppered with teen-friendly references (hip slang, IM conversations), this box of candy for the lovelorn satisfies. (Fiction. YA)"
Four long stories, one by each author, all told in first person, all about teen heartbreak. Read full book review >

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BE PATIENT, ABDUL by Dolores Sandoval
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"An author's note provides a brief history of Sierra Leone. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Abdul sells oranges in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where it costs money to go to school. Read full book review >

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THE WITCHES OF RUIDOSO by John Sandoval
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"Elegant prose is a highlight in a book whose memoirlike tone and heavy nostalgia make it feel like an offering for adults, not teens. (Fiction. 17 & up)"
A posthumously published coming-of-age story in which an old man recounts meeting his first love in New Mexico Territory in 1895. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"This strives to be candid and intimate, yet ultimately its commentary fails to break through the commemorative into the kind of real analysis that would have revealed more of the man behind the movement icon. (105 b&w photos, not seen)"
A useful survey and pictorial of the extraordinary career of the visionary Mexican-American labor leader and human-rights activist, who died in his sleep in 1993 at age 66. Read full book review >

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FOOL'S RETURN by Lynda Chervil
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"Readers looking for a heroine with brains and beauty will enjoy following Gabrielle's appealing journey."
A compelling mystery/adventure about past lives and cutting-edge technology, set on the coast of Maine. Read full book review >

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IMPERFECTIONS by Lynda Durrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2008

"Lovely and thought-provoking. (Historical fiction. 10-15)"
For 14-year-old Rosemary, her little brother, Isaac, and her baby sister, Anne, the Shaker village of Pleasant Hill, Ky., is a clean haven and welcome refuge from their father's abuse and the violence of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 1996

"An up-close chance to meet a tough cookie who loves being a pro—and who probably wouldn't take your calls."
If the Girl Scout troops of Beverly Hills need an illuminating manual for their Fundamentals of Successful Producing merit badge, this is it. Read full book review >

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DEADLY INTENT by Lynda LaPlante
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2009

"The criminal conspiracy is menacing, even monstrous, but no more interesting than the authentically tedious interrogations."
The killing of an ex-cop in a drug squat sends DI Anna Travis searching for the most wanted dealer in England. Read full book review >

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CRUDDY by Lynda Barry
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"The author of Ernie Pook's Comeek and The Freddie Stories can get down and dirty with the best hard-edged writers like Larry Brown or Daniel Woodrell, all from the unlikely (and welcome) perspective of a young woman."
The only thing this gritty debut novel shares with Barry's work as a narrative cartoonist is its point of view: told by a 16- year-old girl, the bloody and violent story is tougher and uglier than any of the artist's previous work. Read full book review >

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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: Dec. 1, 2008

"Including many anecdotes that provide insight into the pair and featuring impeccable research, this volume is an excellent, fascinating addition to literature on the Civil War era. (author's note, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Using period photographs and illustrations to expand the interest level, this account provides brief, strongly contrasting biographies of Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley. Read full book review >