Search Results: "Michele Ryan"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"A slim, worthwhile handbook to tackling a new cancer diagnosis."
A cancer survivor offers practical solutions for navigating a diagnosis of malignancy. Read full book review >

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PINKY’S SWEET TOOTH by Michele Malkin
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A gooey, triumphant follow-up to Alexa Brandenberg's Chop, Simmer, Season (1997), Philemon Sturges's Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza (1999), or other literary main courses. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Thanks to irrepressible optimism, clever publicity, and true love for her line of work, a shopowner turns a failing business around in this child's-eye view of Enterprise At Work. Read full book review >

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ROSEBUSH by Michele Jaffe
FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2010

"Cleverly written with a finger on the pulse of the target audience—a winner. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Fear and anticipation stalk this psychological thriller as popular, pretty Jane tries to recover from a hit-and-run accident while wondering which of her beloved friends is trying to murder her. Read full book review >

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THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN by Michele Lemieux
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

This Canadian artist's simple retelling is accessible if not especially distinguished. Read full book review >

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I WANT A NEW LIFE by Michele Poydence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2012

"An encouraging light read on the theme of Christian transformation."
Three friends seek out new lives in Poydence's debut religious chick-lit novel. Read full book review >

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DREADFUL LIES by Michele Bailey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 10, 1996

"And Matilda's love affair with her surly policeman generates a chemical burn quite rare in these politically correct times."
Promising first novel about an Englishwoman living in Brussels by an Englishwoman living in Brussels. Read full book review >

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WEST OF THE MOON by Michele Spina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1995

"It's all very slight, but charming, and has been rendered into graciously elegant English by translator Colcord and illustrated with etchings by James Abbott McNeill Whistler—thus making the very volume itself as attractive, self-assured, and, finally, forgettable as its two characters."
A skimpy novella that was posthumously published in Italy following the death of its author (192390), a distinguished art historian and philosopher. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A powerful cultural analysis. (b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Wucker's first book is a richly textured social history of Hispaniola. Read full book review >

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The Candy Store by Michele  Poague
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An engaging, bittersweet saga about finding a place to belong."
An orphaned 1980s teenager travels through time to the Jazz Age to discover the mystery of her identity in this sweetly confected historical fantasia. Read full book review >

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BAD KITTY by Michele Jaffe
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Although readers may become weary of the constant life lessons, argumentative footnotes and the protagonist's voice, which sometimes grates yet is paradoxically the book's greatest asset, the story manages to hang onto its fizz until the enjoyably twisty ending. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Jasmine Callihan, an irrepressible, accident-prone, 17-year-old aspiring police detective, is a trouble magnet. Read full book review >

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TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD by Michele Torrey
FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2003

"This deserves to be in the hands of every reader who loves history and adventure. (map, glossary, afterword, bibliography, bibliography for young readers) (Historical fiction. 12+)"
It's 1519 and the plague has struck Spain. Read full book review >