Search Results: "Marni Bates"


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AWKWARD by Marni Bates
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Very funny. Should please lots of readers, awkward or not. (Comedy. 12 & up)"
A brilliant but socially inept girl finds herself starring in a YouTube video gone viral when she knocks over a football player and tries to give him CPR. Can she survive the humiliation? Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE by Marni Bates
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 25, 2013

"Next to be featured? The school queen bee. Readers who like Bates' formula will want to stay tuned. (Comedy. 12 & up)"
Wit is the order of the day as the good girl who never fights back learns to do just that when she's forced to defend her friends in this high school takedown. Read full book review >

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DIAL EM FOR MURDER by Marni Bates
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 4, 2016

"For readers who like a light serving of mystery with a side of romance. (Mystery. 14-17)"
Murder turns would-be romance novelist Emmy into the heroine of her own romantic mystery. Read full book review >

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ALL BY MYSELF by Ivan Bates
Released: Feb. 29, 2000

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COLD COMFORT by Quentin Bates
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"More routine than Gunna's debut (Frozen Assets, 2011), but still required reading for anyone who wants a sense of how calamitous Iceland's meltdown was—and what just might be in store for American police procedurals next."
Iceland's financial crisis claims new casualties in venues considerably more homely than banks and corporate offices. Read full book review >

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A SONG IN BETHLEHEM by Marni McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"Soft-focus illustrations of the nighttime story are suffused with blue light and highlighted with tiny flecks of white that suggest magical starlight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This original Christmas story with a Nativity setting features a girl as the main character, a welcome addition to the flock of stories about visitors to the Manger. Read full book review >

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THE ANCIENT ROMAN WORLD by Ronald Mellor
HISTORY
Released: April 1, 2004

The publishers of Joy Hakim's essential History of US (rev. ed., 1999) look to catch lightning in a bottle again with this look-alike series opener, in which a professional historian and a YA novelist pair off to kick a wide-angle history of Rome up a notch. Read full book review >

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SLEEPY ME by Marni McGee
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2001

"An enchanting addition to a child's repertoire of bedtime tales. (Picture book. 1-5)"
McGee (Forest Child, not reviewed, etc.) serenades readers with a softly lilting ode to somnolence. Read full book review >

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I COULD HAVE SUNG ALL NIGHT by Marni Nixon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Spirited, enlightening and entertaining, especially for musical-theater fans."
The voice behind the stars recalls the life behind the voice. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A fascinating, nuanced social history."
In her debut, Davis (History/Georgia State Univ.) suggests that anti-Semitism and Prohibition were parallel expressions of political disquiet during the turn of the last century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 25, 1992

"Though strongest in its earlier chapters, when Jackson's raw material is at its most dramatic, this wonderful self-portrait of emotional life in the mother zone provides solace and surprises from start to finish."
An account of becoming and being a mother that reads like a novel and is as intimate as a poem. Read full book review >

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DON'T I KNOW YOU? by Marni Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A one-trick pony, with a pretty good trick."
A writer's life is studded with celebrity appearances in this whimsical collection of linked stories. Read full book review >