Search Results: "Opal Dunn"


BOOK REVIEW

OPAL by Kathrine Beck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"An enjoyable literary cocktail that needs a stiffer shot of incredulity. (photos, not seen)"
Mystery novelist Beck (Bad Neighbors, 1996, etc.) dives into the bizarre, controversial story of Opal Whiteley (1897-1992), whose published diary was first hailed as a sensation, then dismissed as a fabrication. Read full book review >

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CHARMING OPAL by Holly Hobbie
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Children will be comforted by this warmly humorous take on a familiar dilemma. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Charming" truly is the word for both story and art in this latest Toot and Puddle installment. Read full book review >

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ORC'S OPAL by Piers Anthony
Released: Dec. 20, 1990

"A concluding volume is promised for fans who, nothing loath, continue to discover fresh pleasures in Anthony's trite teen-age formulas."
Fourth in the series, following Chimaera's Copper (p. 616), featuring Kelvin the Roundear's fun-filled family adventures in various magical "frames" as the wizard Mouvar's Prophesy moves toward completion—despite the frothy complications introduced by the contending good and evil characters. Read full book review >

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AMY DUNN QUITS SCHOOL by Susan Shreve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An overscheduled sixth-grader impulsively plays hooky on Halloween and is found out when her hyperconscientious single mother unexpectedly arrives at school for the Halloween parade. Read full book review >

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ONLY OPAL by Opal Whiteley
Released: March 23, 1994

"A touching, fascinating portrait. (Autobiography/Picture book. 4+)"
Born about 1900, Opal Whiteley was five when she was sent to live with an Oregon loggers' family after her parents "went to Heaven." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ORC'S OPAL by Piers Anthony
Released: Dec. 20, 1990

Fourth in the series, following Chimaera's Copper (p. 616), featuring Kelvin the Roundear's fun-filled family adventures in various magical "frames" as the wizard Mouvar's Prophesy moves toward completion—despite the frothy complications introduced by the contending good and evil characters. Read full book review >

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OPAL ON DRY GROUND by Sandra Scofield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"A memorable family ballad, in tune with the times. (Author tour)"
Scofield's fifth novel, arguably her best since the award- winning Beyond Deserving (1991), has all the humor and plaintive charm of a good country-western song. Read full book review >

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OPAL RIDGE by Victoria Capper
ROMANCE
Released: March 11, 2015

"A formulaic romance in a fascinating setting."
A spunky young woman and a brooding young man fall in love when she comes to work on his family's sheep farm. Read full book review >

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THE ANNUNCIATION OF FRANCESCA DUNN by Janis Hallowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2004

"Though her story and characters are both sometimes labored and her writing stilted, there's a lot to admire in the complexity of the issues Hallowell raises—and in her lack of easy answers."
Ambitious first novel examines the power of faith—and its dangers. Read full book review >

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THE OPAL CAVERN by S.G. Byrd
Released: May 3, 2012

"A nonpreaching testament to the power that comes from knowing and accepting yourself."
A lyrical tale that demonstrates how a voyage of self-discovery can be more important than an outer journey. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE OPAL by Regina McBride
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 11, 2010

"Frustrating. (Fantasy. YA)"
Celtic spirituality and dreamlike symbolism intertwine in a poetic but languid historical fantasy. Read full book review >