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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"A wealth of wisdom and resources regarding the life-altering experience of a brain injury."
A mother's account of life after her daughter sustains a traumatic brain injury. Read full book review >

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WILD THINGS
by Julie Danielson

Because children possess an inner wildness, children’s literature is full of wild creatures of all sorts and stripes. Two brand-new picture books on shelves, all about wildness, serve as the yin and yang of one another – one story about a tame creature finding wildness; another about a wild creature seeking security.

Michelle Cuevas’s Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow, illustrated by ...


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AN AMERICAN KILLING by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 14, 1998

"Frothy fun that, when the narrator isn't gossiping about the Clintons or prattling about her fictitious successes, offers numerous compassionate glimpses of dead-end small-town life. (First printing of 75,000; author tour)"
A mostly entertaining whodunit featuring Denise Burke, a spunky, "pathologically cynical," bestselling true-crime journalist poking into a triple murder that exposes the sordid secrets of a philandering US congressman. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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SHE SMILED SWEETLY by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2004

When two pregnant redheads drown an ocean and 30 years apart, it's up to FBI Special Agent Poppy Rice (She's Not There, 2002, etc.) to establish the connection. Read full book review >

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SHE’S NOT THERE by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2002

"Ingenious stuff, though both Poppy and her supporting cast shine less brightly than in Love Her Madly (2002)."
Somebody should warn law-enforcement personnel against vacations. Read full book review >

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MASTERS OF ILLUSION by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 1994

"Oddly unmoving writing about human tragedy."
The event at the center of this colorless novel—the Connecticut circus fire of 1944—is not by itself compelling enough to sustain interest, and the characters touched by it—mainly a woman who was burned in the fire when she was six months old and her husband, a firefighter obsessed with discovering who lit the blaze—are blanks. Read full book review >

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LOVE HER MADLY by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 2002

"Despite loopy plotting and an unresolved ending: a fun, breezy, suspenseful delight."
Flip, flashy series debut, starring beautiful, spunky, tough-talking and crack-shooting FBI agent Penelope "Poppy" Rice as a special investigator poking into miscarriages of justice. Read full book review >

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THE UNDERSIRABLES by Mary C. Smith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 2, 1998

"Refreshing, memorable treatment of a standard-issue ethical dilemma: an engrossing and beautifully rendered US debut."
Social science-fiction from an American-born, now Nigeria-resident writer whose only other novel was published in Colombia. Read full book review >

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MISS OPHELIA by Mary Burnett Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"An attractive first novel, then, told with a smooth pro confidence, and with the style and ambiance of postWW II popular fiction. (Literary Guild alternate; author tour)"
A gently affecting tale set in the apartheid-striated Virginia of 1948, where a young girl in a rural ``colored'' community learns something about the complexities of adult love. Read full book review >

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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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DANGEROUS DECEPTION by Peg Kehret
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"A diverting, fast-paced thriller aimed at girls. (Mystery. 8-12)"
In Kehret's neatly plotted suspense story, Emmy Rushford, a valiant sixth-grade girl, stumbles onto a burglar's lair while helping a youngster get food for herself and her hungry family. Read full book review >