Search Results: "Marsha Qualey"


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HOMETOWN by Marsha Qualey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This stunning mastery of technique makes the characterization of every person in this arresting work appear effortless. (Fiction. 12+)"
Border Baker is a tough street kid, hailing most recently from Albuquerque. Read full book review >

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TOO BIG A STORM by Marsha Qualey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2004

"It's a penetrating exploration of love and loss among people who can't escape the tumult of their times. (Fiction. YA)"
Convincing characterizations highlight this exploration of the turbulent politics of 1969 and how they affect the lives of an 18-year-old girl, Brady, and her family and friends. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE THAT by Marsha Qualey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2005

"It's an absorbing journey out of adolescence. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Qualey delivers another finely tuned story of a realistic young character coping with dramatic events. Read full book review >

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REVOLUTIONS OF THE HEART by Marsha Qualey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1993

"A likable, fast-paced story with a lot going on. (Fiction. 12+)"
During a roller-coaster of a spring, Cory (17) falls in love with a Native American, her mother dies while awaiting a heart transplant, and her Wisconsin town is racked by racial feelings over Native American fishing rights. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY'S DAUGHTER by Marsha Qualey
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

The interesting theme and well-drawn protagonist of this first novel are both poorly served by its construction. Read full book review >

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ONE NIGHT by Marsha Qualey
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Kelly's final advice to Tom is 'Be good at what you do,' and Qualey certainly has. (Fiction. YA)"
One can almost imagine a modern-day minstrel singing the poetic prelude that recounts Kelly Ray's heroin addiction and negligence, which almost led to her baby sister's death, and that suggests, "This, if not quite a fairy tale. Read full book review >

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CLOSE TO A KILLER by Marsha Qualey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1999

A secondhand bookstore and a beauty salon staffed by ex-cons are the poles around which this taut whodunit spins. Read full book review >

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THIN ICE by Marsha Qualey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"It's a page-turner, with plenty of surprises and characters who make mistakes but learn from them. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teenager's stubborn conviction that her brother is still alive carries her past her friends' doubt, the pity of acquaintances, and overwhelming evidence to the contrary in this taut, engagingly cast mystery from the author of Hometown (1995). Read full book review >

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GREEK: DOUBLE DATE by Marsha Warner
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"The premise is mild fun, but because it centers around previously established characters, the appeal is mostly limited to those who already enjoy the TV series. (Fiction. YA)"
Casey, pledge trainer for Zeta Beta Zeta, agrees to do a favor for her brother, Rusty. Read full book review >

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IF NIGHTS COULD TALK by Marsha Recknagel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Although sections of the narrative read like a beach-book paperback, the luminous and hopeful ending—just barely—makes up for it all."
An intriguing tale about the union of an unlikely mother and son. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"It's not literature, but it is honest, energetic, and profoundly evocative of the deep, deep psychological imprint of the question of color in the South. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A troubling account of the search for roots in the racially and psychologically complex American South. Read full book review >

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BREATHING ROOM by Marsha Hayles
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2012

"A quiet, sober story of a genuine heroine who survives a devastating disease with grace. (photographs; author's note; notes on photographs) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Confined to a tuberculosis sanatorium in rural Minnesota, 13 year-old Evelyn Hoffmeister develops inner strength as she copes with loneliness, loss and the insidious disease that threatens her life. Read full book review >