Search Results: "Mindy Raf"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SYMPTOMS OF MY INSANITY by Mindy Raf
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2013

"A female Woody Allen for the teenage set. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A teenage hypochondriac with large breasts learns to deal with life's pressure and find self-acceptance in this realistic debut. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN ANGEL by Mindy Friddle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Winning characters and piquant wit, with an underpinning of graciousness: a standout."
Charming first novel tells a familiar story—a "horribly sticky" love triangle between a professor, his student, and the wife who helped him in his college years—but transforms a potentially trite subject into a comic delight. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO SENDER by Mindy Halleck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2014

"A worthwhile read for those interested in finding out how a man with a mind full of bad memories can serve both God and man in his quest for redemption."
A novel about a rough-and-tumble priest and his quest for justice, from debut author Halleck. Read full book review >

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LOVE FROM YOUR FRIEND, HANNAH by Mindy Warshaw Skolsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Cheery and winning. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An irrepressible young heroine provides readers with a slice of life along New York State's Hudson River during the Roosevelt era in this epistolary novel. Read full book review >

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QUILT OF DREAMS by Mindy Dwyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A sweet, rather pedantic tale of families, love, and loss. (author's note on quilt patterns) (Fiction. 7-10)"
Katy lives in the mountains of Alaska, "where winter came early and stayed late." Read full book review >

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IT'S ONLY THE WIND by Mindy Dwyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A tame and traditional choice for bedtime. (Picture book. 4-7)"
As mother tries to coax them to sleep, two white children, presumably brother and sister, lie together in a shared bed, listening to the wind whipping around them and asking question after question about what they hear. Read full book review >

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A MADNESS SO DISCREET by Mindy McGinnis
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A dark study of the effects of power in the wrong hands, buoyed by a tenacious heroine and her colorful companions. (Historical thriller. 14 & up)"
Thrown into an asylum by the same hands that nearly destroyed her, a 19th-century girl must redefine herself and the meaning of madness to survive. Read full book review >

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THIS DARKNESS MINE by Mindy McGinnis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"It's a shame the author couldn't have been as ruthless as her character. (Paranormal thriller. 16-18)"
A perfectionist prude is slowly revealed to have bigger character flaws. Read full book review >

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IN A HANDFUL OF DUST by Mindy McGinnis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Hard to put down. (Adventure. 13 & up)"
Ten years after Not a Drop to Drink (2013), the orphan Lynn rescued is a teenager forced to set out on a dangerous, cross-country journey.Read full book review >

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NOT A DROP TO DRINK by Mindy McGinnis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"A high-quality survivalist story for readers who enjoy internal story arcs as well as external dangers. (Speculative fiction. 13 & up)"
While defending her resources in a lawless world where water is a rare commodity, Lynn learns about life and humanity. Read full book review >

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WHY NOT ME? by Mindy Kaling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Intrepid and often irreverent, Kaling humbly probes her own triumphs and defeats with laugh-out-loud results."
Light yet insightful personal essays from one of Hollywood's cleverest writers. Read full book review >