Search Results: "Marlene J. Devlin"


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THE SELECTED LETTERS OF ELIA KAZAN by Albert J. Devlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"An impressive work of scholarship, this collection offers a sweeping look at 60 years of American popular culture and an intimate portrait of one complex man whirling at its center."
An engrossing collection chronicles the acclaimed director's life and work. Read full book review >

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LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES by Frank Devlin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 23, 2004

"A beautifully presented example of a familiar type."
Tim Farrington, chronicler of San Francisco's New Agers (The Monk Downstairs, 2002, etc.) reinvents himself under a pseudonym to tell the story of a female cop hunting a female serial killer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2011

"A wonderful book for history-of-science buffs that will also amuse math teachers, because the many problems and solutions included are simply medieval versions of the word problems that are the bane of many high-school students."
Three cheers for Leonardo Pisano, nicknamed Fibonacci, heralded by NPR's "Math Guy" Devlin (Mathematics Education for a New Era: Video Games as a Medium for Learning, 2011, etc.) as the man who introduced Hindu-Arabic numbers (0 to 9) and rules of arithmetic to Europe in the 13th century. Read full book review >

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RIGHT WHERE YOU LEFT ME by Calla Devlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An exploration of Russian folklore as metaphor adds an intriguing element to an otherwise lackluster story. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A white California teenager must grapple with the unknown after her father goes missing while on assignment in Ukraine. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2007

"An unusually open look at CIA operations in the Eisenhower-Kennedy era, adding an interesting, perhaps controversial, footnote to the still-much-debated death of Lumumba."
A spy comes in from the dripping heat. Read full book review >

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LOW RED MOON by Ivy Devlin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Intriguing characters and a suspenseful plot that unfolds with elision and restraint add up to a promising series opener. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Devlin (novelist Elizabeth Scott writing under a pseudonym) breathes new life into a format that's lately verged on self-parody by wrapping her shy-teenage-girl-and-supernatural-male love story in an overarching tragedy. Read full book review >

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TELL ME SOMETHING REAL by Calla Devlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Not just another addition to the 'sick-lit' genre, this debut is hands-down one of a kind. (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
It's the summer of 1976, and the Babcock sisters are preparing to say goodbye to their terminally ill mother. 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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UNEXPECTED DEVELOPMENT by Marlene Perez
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Perez eventually wraps up too many issues way too quickly, ultimately rendering a potentially provocative love story into a sanitizingly unsatisfying issue piece. (Fiction. YA)"
Generously busted Megan has two primary goals for the summer: to have breast-reduction surgery before her sophomore year begins, and to somehow, some way, nab dreamy Jake Darrow, the guy she's had a crush on since seventh grade. Read full book review >

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WHO WILL TELL MY BROTHER? by Marlene Carvell
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2002

"It is a realistically heartening story for teenagers who have a battle to fight, and might also be useful for sparking class discussion. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Evan is a typical high-school student who chooses an a-typical, unpopular position: to ask the PTA to withdraw his school's Indian mascot. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2013

"Nothing beats good hard data to debunk myths, and Zuk offers plenty."
Zuk (Univ. of California, Riverside; Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World, 2011, etc.) takes on those who say we are ill-suited to modern life because we are trapped in our Stone Age bodies. Read full book review >