Search Results: "Nancy Rue"


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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MOTORCYCLES, SUSHI & ONE STRANGE BOOK by Nancy Rue
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2010

"Here's hoping the next entry in this new series lives up to the standard set here. (author's note, scriptural guide) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
When Jessie's long-lost father calls her out of the blue one day, she'd just as soon he vanish again, but she finds herself stuck with him anyway when her bipolar mother attempts suicide. Read full book review >

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SO NOT OKAY by Nancy Rue
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Spiritually centered and practically minded; it's the first in a trilogy, so look for other perspectives in subsequent volumes. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Sixth-grader Tori Taylor knows firsthand what it feels like to be the target of bullying, but when the class bully sets her sights on the awkward new girl, Tori must decide whether to intervene or to lie low and save herself. Read full book review >

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THE WHOLE GUY THING by Nancy Rue
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A safe, readable book on a challenging topic that offers conservative, prayerful advice for young teens. (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
Rue, who maintains a Christian teen blog, has gathered questions from female preteens and young teens on a variety of topics related to interactions with boys, and here she expands that into an advice resource. Read full book review >

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LIMOS, LATTES & MY LIFE ON THE FRINGE by Nancy Rue
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"Overall, an interesting and entertaining-enough school story. (Christian fiction. 12 & up)"
This high-school drama with a strong evangelical subplot may appeal to Christian readers. Read full book review >

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TOURNAMENTS, COCOA & ONE WRONG MOVE by Nancy Rue
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Her hypercompetitive father, truculent brother, once-distant-now-supportive mother and saintly physical therapist stretch believability, but Cassidy's likable enough that readers will probably stick with her anyway. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Cassidy is a gifted basketball player, so when she lands wrong and blows out her ACL in a key game, it doesn't just foul up the season, it jeopardizes her ability to win a college scholarship, and MRIs, surgery and physical therapy don't come cheap. Read full book review >

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RUE ORDENER, RUE LABAT by Sarah Kofman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"At times almost painful to read, a different kind of Holocaust memoir and a book that, with hindsight, suggests the fate that the author had perhaps already chosen for herself."
Kofman, a prominent French philosopher, wrote this memoir of her life as a Jewish child under the German occupation in 1994, shortly before she committed suicide. Read full book review >

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FANCY NANCY by Jane O’Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"The poignant message about love needing no embellishment adds a heartwarming touch to this fun-filled tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A tot with a penchant for panache is at the center of this playful tale that celebrates marching to the beat of your own drummer. 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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NANCY KNOWS by Cybèle  Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Pure fascination. (Picture book. 3-10)"
Nancy is an elephant who has forgotten something, and she just can't remember what it could be. Read full book review >

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DUMPY LA RUE by Elizabeth Winthrop
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

A barrel-shaped Baryshnikov soars over his assigned role in life in this breezy toe-tapper from a pair of picture-book veterans. Read full book review >