Search Results: "Marlene Fanta Shyer"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A minor effort. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A lighthearted look at two children trying to mend their broken family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1996

"By offering different perspectives on their shared past, the Shyers produce a complex and emotionally persuasive family portrait. (Author tour)"
An illuminating dissection of a gay upbringing in suburbia, told in alternating chapters by its central participants. Read full book review >

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DEAD IS A BATTLEFIELD by Marlene Perez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"Fun for the right audience. (Paranormal suspense. 10-16)"
A high-school freshman learns that she's one of a group of women who fight evil beasties in her supernatural town of Nightshade, Calif. Read full book review >

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DEAD IS A KILLER TUNE by Marlene Perez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A solid continuation with an ending that promises further growth in characters and overarching storylines. (Paranormal suspense. 10-16) "
A Battle of the Bands brings a magical music menace to Nightshade, and Jessica and her friends must stop it. Read full book review >

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CAUGHT BETWEEN THE PAGES by Marlene Carvell
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"The message here is not a bad one, but its obviousness kills the story. (Fiction. YA)"
Sullen P.J. lives a pretty lonely life. Read full book review >

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SWEETGRASS BASKET by Marlene Carvell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"This satisfying read will awaken young readers to a situation often ignored in our history. (Fiction. 9-14)"
In her second novel, Carvell (Who Will Tell My Brother?, 2002) employs alternating voices to create a poignant verse novel telling the historically sensitive story of Mohawk sisters who were sent to the Carlisle Indian School after the death of their mother. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Sure, some of this is over the top, and Zuk is certainly not arguing against sanitation, clean water, vaccines and drugs. But her basic point—that parasites will always be with us and not always against us—is well taken."
You are what infests you—and that's not all bad, declares Zuk (Biology/UC-Riverside). Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 14, 2012

"An author living her life with her 'heart in two places' gives readers a taste of the culinary pleasures she remembers."
A nostalgic debutthat's halfmemoir of a childhood in 1950s Cuba, and half cookbook with traditionalrecipes. Read full book review >

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No Certain Home by Marlene Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"An engaging tale about a remarkable female activist."
Lee (Limestone Wall, 2014, etc.) recounts the story of forgotten radical Agnes Smedley in this historical novel. Read full book review >