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
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 >

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BETSY ZANE by Lynda Durrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2000

"A real winner in every sense of the word. (extensive afterword, sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
A 13-year-old girl named Betsy Zane won the last battle of the American Revolution—the battle of Fort Henry in September of 1782. 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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THE BEST AMERICAN COMICS, 2008 by Lynda Barry
Released: Oct. 8, 2008

"A treasure trove of discovery for fanatics and initiates alike."
The third annual anthology in this series is the best yet, with inspired work from a variety of relative unknowns mixed with that from artists who enjoy great renown in this burgeoning field. 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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FISH IN A TREE by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"Fans of R.J. Palacio's Wonder (2012) will appreciate this feel-good story of friendship and unconventional smarts. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Hunt draws a portrait of dyslexia and getting along. Read full book review >

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ONE FOR THE MURPHYS by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A worthy addition to the foster-family shelf. (Fiction. 10-14) "
Sent to a foster home after a beating from her stepfather, eighth-grader Carley Connors learns about a different kind of family life, first resisting and then resisting having to leave the loving, loyal Murphys. Read full book review >

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BELLA MAFIA by Lynda La Plante
Released: Feb. 19, 1990

Mafia widows take over the family business in this solemnly brutal first novel by a BBC writer from England. Read full book review >