Search Results: "Nancy Werlin"


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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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BLACK MIRROR by Nancy Werlin
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Werlin (Locked Inside, 2000, etc.) has once again excelled in combining a skillfully wrought plot with fully developed characters and rich themes. (Fiction. 12+)"
New England boarding-school junior Frances Leventhal endangers herself when she looks into her brother Daniel's suicide. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE HELIX by Nancy Werlin
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Thought-provoking, powerful, and rich in character. (Fiction. YA)"
Tragedy and family politics combine for a suspenseful exploration of love and bioethics. Read full book review >

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AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR by Nancy Werlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"Fans of nonstop action will appreciate the breakneck pace, but those hoping for plumbing of character may grow fatigued. (Thriller. 14-18)"
After a roof mysteriously collapses on five students from Rockland Academy, the teens realize their parents wants them dead. Read full book review >

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THE RULES OF SURVIVAL by Nancy Werlin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Bring tissues. (Fiction. YA)"
In this heartbreaking tale of abuse and love, 14-year-old Matthew rescues himself and his younger sisters from a dangerously unstable mother. Read full book review >

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IMPOSSIBLE by Nancy Werlin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The conclusion is startlingly wholesome, comfortable and complete for the usually dark Werlin, and the melding of magic and practicality produces a lovely whole. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
In this modern-day fairy tale, 17-year-old Lucy and her loved ones apply 21st-century rationality to their quest to escape an ancient curse. Read full book review >

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LOCKED INSIDE by Nancy Werlin
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Leaving much between the lines, Werlin concocts a thriller for thoughtful readers. (Fiction. 12-15)"
From Werlin, a meaty tale of self-discovery, wrapped in encounters between two computer gamers and a dangerously unstable kidnapper. Read full book review >

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UNTHINKABLE by Nancy Werlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 9, 2013

"Unpleasant, unlikable and unbalanced. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Held captive by the man who killed her lover, psychologically and sexually abused, forced to watch successive generations of young girls treated similarly and then killed: This sounds more ripped from the headlines than fantasy. Read full book review >

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EXTRAORDINARY by Nancy Werlin
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Can we enjoy this while hoping future fantastic outings share the taut construction of The Killer's Cousin (1998), Double Helix (2004) and The Rules of Survival (2006)? (Fantasy. YA)"
Phoebe Rothschild—yes, of those Rothschilds—dumps her toxic friends for new girl Mallory in seventh grade. 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 >