Search Results: "Opal Whiteley"


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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 >

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EMMA by Paola  Opal
Kirkus Star
by Paola Opal, illustrated by Paola Opal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"This sweet and simple offering is ideal for sharing one-on-one or for featuring with a small audience in a program celebrating family or, even better, small acts of kindness and love. (Board book. 1-3)"
This volume in the Simply Small board-book series introduces Emma, a little hedgehog with a heart of gold. Read full book review >

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ILLICIT by Opal Carew
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Lots of hot, sexually edgy content and the promise of a romantic happily-ever-after may satisfy some readers in the intended erotic-romance audience."
Lindsay is invited to experience a weekend of sexual fantasy. Read full book review >

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AVENGING THE PEOPLE by J.M. Opal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2017

"Opal's portrait may be too academic for general readers, but given some of the views of the current occupant of the White House, it is certainly relevant."
A scholarly study of Andrew Jackson's troubling sense of persecution and vindication for the poor, white frontier folk who flocked to his name and legend. Read full book review >

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A FARE TO REMEMBER by Opal Carew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Not stellar, but it gets the job done."
A New York cabbie has an uncharacteristic sexual encounter with a wealthy client, leading her on an unexpected erotic journey that might end in an out-of-the-box happily-ever-after. Read full book review >

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THREE THINGS ABOUT ME by Aliya Whiteley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"A strange, unsatisfying debut."
A bunch of oddballs are transformed into customer-service representatives in this quirky first novel from British author Whiteley. Read full book review >

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SAFFY LOOKS FOR RAIN by Paola  Opal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2012

"That small splat aside, the app beautifully illustrates how a simple story, well presented, can be simply refreshing. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
A baby giraffe's search for a rain cloud reveals something even more exciting than rain. Read full book review >

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IT BEGINS WITH TEARS by Opal Palmer Adisa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 1997

"A sometimes obtrusively schematic plot, but more than compensated for by rich textures and an exuberant vitality."
A debut novel offers a vibrant slice of Jamaican life shaped by old legends and timeless passions. Read full book review >