Search Results: "Marsha Roberts"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 28, 2012

"An optimisticlook at the magic of life."
Roberts strings together a series of autobiographical vignettes in her debut inspirational memoir. Read full book review >

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MAY BELLE AND THE OGRE by Bethany Roberts
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Winborn's whimsical illustrations add clever touches to the overall effort, and her May Belle might be a country cousin of Sendak's Rosie. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
May Belle is a perky little blonde with fuzzy black eyebrows, freckles, and bare feet. 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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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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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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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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THE SECOND COMING OF LUCY HATCH by Marsha Moyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Small-town life nicely detailed. As a love story, though, sweet but unsubstantial: a romance snack."
A heartwarming (or "heartwarming") first novel about an apparently intelligent young woman who makes a dumb first choice at love but gets a second chance. Read full book review >

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A CLINIC FOR MURDER by Marsha Landreth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 1993

"But Landreth's talent ensures that she'll be back with a stronger vehicle."
Minutes after Dr. Doyle Smith collapses at a San Diego medical examiners' conference, muttering, ``Murder...letter in safe...authorities...'' into Dr. Samantha Turner's ear, Sam's in his hotel room looking for that letter. 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 >

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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 >