Search Results: "Margo Rabb"


BOOK REVIEW

KISSING IN AMERICA by Margo Rabb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Wise, inspiring, and ultimately uplifting—not to be missed. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Best friends leave New York City for the first time and take a transformative road trip to Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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CURES FOR HEARTBREAK by Margo Rabb
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Touching and tender. (Fiction. YA)"
When her mother dies unexpectedly, a teen seeks and eventually finds cures for her broken heart. Read full book review >

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THREE BOOKS ABOUT GAME SHOWS
by Leila Roy

While the multiple sexual harassment lawsuits make him a somewhat problematic figure now, Bob Barker was a hugely iconic figure in my childhood. I was really only allowed to watch daytime television when I was home sick from school, so I associate him—and The Price is Right—with lying on the couch with the flu. A weird treat for a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Do you wonder why Kaufman doesn't just trade the thankless beasts for a Lab and get on with her life?"
Pug stories—really a lot of pug stories, from sublime to ridiculous—by Kaufman (This Damn House, 1996). Read full book review >

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NEGROLAND by Margo Jefferson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Jefferson swings the narrative back and forth through her life, exploring the tides of racism, opportunity, and dignity while also provocatively exploring the inherent contradictions for Jefferson and her family members in working so tirelessly to differentiate themselves."
From a Pulitzer Prize-winning theater and book critic, a memoir about being raised in upper-class black Chicago, where families worked tirelessly to distance themselves as much from lower-class black people as from white people. Read full book review >

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SHADOW AND LIGHT by Jonathan Rabb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2009

"Rabb's prose can occasionally be provokingly gnomic, but as usual, he has a good story to tell and most readers will bear with him contentedly."
A suspicious suicide at a film studio sets off a chilling chain of events in the second of Rabb's Berlin-between-the-wars trilogy (Rosa, 2005). Read full book review >

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AMONG THE LIVING by Jonathan Rabb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An overly schematic novel about suffering, trauma, and the possibility of healing that works best in its moments of quiet, spare description."
Yitzhak Goldah arrives in Savannah, Georgia, in 1947 with a hat, a small suitcase, and the suit on his back, like "a sail still holding its shape even after the wind has died away." Read full book review >

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THE FIDDLE RIBBON by Margo Lemieux
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"The score of a traditional jig tune is appended. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Lemieux (Full Worm Moon, 1994, etc.) pens an intergenerational story of two children discovering their Scottish heritage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Bracing, powerful, resonant. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
In this spellbinding, intricately layered novel, the Printz Honor winner (Tender Morsels, 2008) puts her unique spin on selkies—haunting, mysterious, seal-human shape-shifters in a world of hardscrabble fishing villages, lonely islands and cold, restless seas. Read full book review >

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UNLOCKED by Margo Kelly
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"An engaging mystery with hints of supernatural and romance is marred by mediocre writing. (Supernatural thriller. 12-16)"
Hannah's behavior becomes increasingly erratic and frightening following a session with a hypnotist. Read full book review >

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RAGS, HERO DOG OF WWI by Margo Theis Raven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2014

"Young readers interested in dog or wartime stories will find Rags an appealing hero. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A scrawny mutt is rescued in Paris by an American soldier during WWI, and the smart, intuitive Rags becomes a wartime hero. Read full book review >