Search Results: "Nancy Garden"


BOOK REVIEW

NANCY by Adrian Fort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Not the usual gossipy tale of the rich and famous, but rather a wonderful history of tumultuous times."
Fort (Archibald Wavell, 2009, etc.) presents a life of Nancy Astor (1879-1964), a Southern belle and the first woman elected to the House of Commons of the British Parliament. Read full book review >

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MEETING MELANIE by Nancy Garden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2002

"Questions of out-of-wedlock pregnancy, class distinctions, wealth, and poverty are touched upon, if not wrestled with, and there's just enough food for thought to keep things interesting. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Allie, almost 12, loves her life on Seal Head Island off the coast of Maine, but it promises to be a hard summer. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2007

"Nonetheless, GLBT teens will find themselves in this important collection and likely come to appreciate the roots of their Pride all the more. (Fiction. YA)"
Garden, the author of the GLBT teen classic Annie On My Mind (1982), offers this chronological collection of essays and stories. Read full book review >

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LARK IN THE MORNING by Nancy Garden
FICTION
Released: May 10, 1991

"Nevertheless: an involving, smoothly written novel with believable characters and engrossing issues. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A gay teenager hides two runaways while trying to help the more disturbed youngster find a reason to live. Read full book review >

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ENDGAME by Nancy Garden
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"Riveting. (Fiction. YA)"
Having gotten into trouble for reacting too violently to the bullies at his old school, Gray seriously hoped that things would be better in his new community. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR THEY BURNED THE BOOKS by Nancy Garden
Released: Sept. 22, 1999

Garden (Good Moon Rising, 1996, etc.) returns to territory she's staked out in previous novels for this drawn-out tale of gay teenagers caught in a small town conservative backlash. Read full book review >

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GOOD MOON RISING by Nancy Garden
FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 1996

"This is not Annie on My Mind (1982) revisited, but it covers similar territory. (Fiction. 14+)"
Following a successful stint in summer stock, Jan fully expects her drama teacher, Mrs. Nicholson, to give her the best part in the school play, The Crucible. Read full book review >

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HOLLY’S SECRET by Nancy Garden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2000

"Still, while getting a good look at a close, stable, gay household, readers will understand the source of Holly's conflicting feelings, and feel her relief at the end. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Garden (The Year They Burned the Books, 1999, etc.) again traverses scantly explored territory with this earnest tale of an adopted child who tries to cover up the fact that her two moms are gay. Read full book review >

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DOVE AND SWORD by Nancy Garden
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 24, 1995

"In a season of plenty for fine historical fiction, Garden's gripping, gritty tale ranks as one of the best. (Fiction. 12+)"
In the winter of 1429 a young peasant girl from the French village of Domremy sets off to do the unthinkable: to lead an army that will wrest the throne from the Britisher who rules France and restore it to the French dauphin, Charles, in the process ending the bloody Hundred Years War. Read full book review >

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NANCY CULPEPPER by Bobbie Ann Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2006

"Mason has written some fine novels, in particular In Country (1985) and Feather Crowns (1993), but the short-story form has always seemed especially congenial to her; there's hardly a wasted word or a sloppy sentence in this quiet, gently moving collection."
Four previously published stories, a novella and two new tales follow the author's semi-autobiographical heroine in an uneasy back-and-forth between her native Kentucky and the wider world. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"A manual of room arrangement and garden design combined with a view of a now-extinct lifestyle where newspapers were ironed for weekend guests that should capture students of design and history. (16 pages color photos, 150 b&w photos, not seen)"
Romantic family history meets interior design and gardening in this life of Virginia-born Nancy Lancaster, who gets credit here for creating the English Country style—homey chintz in baronial spaces. Read full book review >

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MOLLY’S FAMILY by Nancy Garden
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2004

"The real question is why are there still so few Mollys for child readers to encounter? (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this long-overdue alternative to Lesléa Newman's groundbreaking, but one-dimensional Heather Has Two Mommies (1989), a kindergartener has a quiet crisis when a classmate confidently informs her that she can't have both a mommy and a Mama. Read full book review >