Search Results: "Mardi Jo Link"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DRUMMOND GIRLS by Mardi Jo Link
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2015

"A moving, honest, and laughter-filled account of eight women who gather one weekend every year and enjoy themselves to the fullest."
Loyalty and friendship among eight women. Read full book review >

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BOOTSTRAPPER by Mardi Jo Link
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"A moving account of how one woman's willpower saved her home and her family."
A woman's journey of survival against many odds. Read full book review >

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LINK by Walt Becker
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"A better-than-average debut that evokes suspense and moments of gee-whiz wonder from a tired science-fictional premise."
Earnest, slightly hokey Michael Crichton'style adventure tale that poses an extraterrestrial origin for some of humanity's best and worst traits. Read full book review >

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LINK by Summer Wier
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A robust, well-realized universe that sparkles with promise."
The first book of a prospective trilogy, Wier's debut fantasy novel follows a young girl whose link to the cosmos will decide the fate of an age-old war of light versus dark. Read full book review >

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MARDI GRAS! by Suzanne M. Coil
NONFICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 1994

"Index. (Nonfiction. 7+)"
Bright with color photos of floats and costumed celebrants, a straightforward description of the New Orleans festival's origins and history and how the modern ``krewes'' all year prepare for the pre-Lent celebration, especially for the many parades between Twelfth Night and Ash Wednesday. Read full book review >

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JO MALONE by Jo Malone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A moving and revealing account of the author's passion for business and personal success."
Turning yourself into an upscale brand is extremely difficult. Fragrance guru and entrepreneur Malone chronicles how she did just that. Read full book review >

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YO, JO! by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"The depiction of a little boy so thoroughly at home in his community is a delight to see in these suspicious days of stranger danger: Jo is indeed Peter's direct—and very welcome—descendant. (Picture book. 2-6)"
While big brother Franklin waits on the stoop for Grandpa to arrive home for dinner, Jomar engages every passer-by in an exuberant exchange of urban slang. Read full book review >

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THE MARDI GRAS MURDERS by ARNOLD KANE
MYSTERY THRILLER

"An old-fashioned, over-the-top crime novel for readers who think they don't make them like they used to."
Kane offers a suspense novel that begins with a scene straight out of a classic noir movie. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR MARDI GRAS by Dianne de Las Casas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Unfortunately, quality titles about Mardi Gras for young readers are scarce, and this one doesn't fit the bill. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Wedding two topics with kid appeal—in this case dinosaurs and Mardi Gras—does not always result in a winning combination. Read full book review >

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JO-JO AND THE FIENDISH LOT by Andrew Auseon
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"Lacking both the authentic relationships of Daniel Water's Generation Dead (2008) and the creative reinterpretation of Gabrielle Zevin's Elsewhere (2005), this novel just fades into the mist. (Horror. YA)"
Dead musicians guide a newly deceased teen in his search for his missing—and also "passed"—girlfriend. Read full book review >

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ON MARDI GRAS DAY by Fatima Shaik
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Shaik's narrative is deliberately child-centered, offering an insider's view of the day but not quite succeeding in beckoning newcomers to it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It is dawn on a day of street parties, and children are donning minimalist costumes (an underwater mask for a deep-sea diver, a cowboy hat to evoke a cowboy) so that "even those who love us must guess our identities." Read full book review >

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VICTORY JO by Charles Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2016

"An engaging tale of a contemporary Navajo girl's connection to her horse and culture."
A blind Navajo teenager and her thoroughbred head to the Kentucky Derby. Read full book review >