Search Results: "Lynn Sweat"


BOOK REVIEW

SWEAT by Lucy Jane Bledsoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 1995

"Bledsoe has the tools to write for an unmodified general audience, but here her subject matter holds her back to alienatingand limitingeffect."
An iffy debut collection of nine stories and a novella: the chip on the author's shoulder is a tremendous distraction from her natural style and distinctive voice. Read full book review >

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LYNN VISIBLE by Julia DeVillers
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Lynn's kooky optimism and enthusiasm for her work give this book a funny, inspiring vibe that young fashion enthusiasts should enjoy. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Lynn's unique personal style makes her stand out in all the wrong ways at her small-town high school. Read full book review >

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CALLING DOCTOR AMELIA BEDELIA by Herman Parish
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"Parish has aimed instead for a steady—at times relentless—stream of yucks, which turns Amelia into a bit of a robot by erasing her endearing qualities. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Amelia Bedelia fans will welcome her return as she makes a hash out of helping out at the doctor's office. Read full book review >

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COLD SWEAT by Yamma Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A courageous and often unsettling look at the not-so-glamorous consequences of being the offspring of a major celebrity."
James Brown's daughter recounts her conflicted relationship with the "Godfather of Soul." Read full book review >

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SWEAT SISTERS by Sansing McPherson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2016

"A sparky, affecting slice-of-life drama."
Four teachers in suburban New Jersey rely on one another's friendship and support as they negotiate departmental politics, divorce, cancer, and relationships. Read full book review >

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LYNN AND JOE by Lynn Danielle Sugayan
NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2013

"An engaging story of a mother, divorcee, dancer, poet and student looking to find peace."
A woman's memoir of her journey from bad marriages to independence and love. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"An anthology of poignant, humane narratives, emotionally honest and intense in their simplicity."
The voices of 29 volunteers and staffers form a collection of moving testimonies about the American Red Cross. Read full book review >

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SALT, SWEAT, TEARS by Adam Rackley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Readers will learn almost as much about long-distance rowing as the author did—without the chapping and blistering."
Rackley's account of rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, interspersed with stories of the heroes and casualties who preceded him. Read full book review >

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BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS by Winston S.  Churchill
Released: April 14, 1941

"Chance for plus sales on other two."
While England Slept and Step by Step were prophetic and challenging, Churchill was considered by many as a Cassandra, speaking out of turn. Read full book review >

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MUD, SWEAT, AND TEARS by Bear Grylls
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"An inside look at the makings of an intrepid, insatiable explorer."
The fearless host of Man vs. Wild illustrates a highly spirited life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2001

"A nice shot for the golf fan, and a good diversion for everyone else."
Journalist Shipnuck (Sports Illustrated, Golf) takes us on a wild ride through a year in the life of rising star Rich Beem and his caddy Steve Duplantis. Read full book review >