Search Results: "Paige Singleton"


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Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Enjoyable like a slice of chocolate cake, minus the guilt."
In Singleton's debut novel, a compulsive eater finds health, love and happiness. Read full book review >

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SATCHEL PAIGE by David Shirley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Biography. 10-13)"
``I always had to listen to that same old sentence: `If you were only white, so you could play in the majors.''' Another look at pro baseball's most durable pitcher, a walking and (especially) talking refutation of the idea that skin color (or, for that matter, age) is a measure of ability. Read full book review >

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SATCHEL PAIGE by James Sturm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"It also rightly presents Paige as hero, showman and symbol. (Graphic fiction. 11-15)"
A bleak tale of failed baseball dreams, smoldering pride and Jim Crow in action. Read full book review >

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Protecting Paige by Deby Eisenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 24, 2015

"A sentimental but moving family saga."
A young girl lives with her uncle after the tragic loss of her parents and helps him to seek love again. Read full book review >

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SATCHEL PAIGE by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Another winning effort from Adler. (chronology, sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
Satchel Paige was an amazing, immensely popular pitcher who won many games in the Negro Leagues. Read full book review >

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SATCHEL PAIGE by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"The green and gold of the field, the long, tall image of Satchel in his uniform against a deep blue sky, and the bodies of baseball players coiled or unleashed make a fine counterpoint to the lyrical telling. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Few characters in sports have so vivid or memorable a personality as Satchel Paige, even in the era of Michael Jordan; Cline-Ransome's storytelling captures that personality with the rhythms of a folktale, while her husband's oil paintings are strong and sure. Read full book review >

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PAGE BY PAIGE by Laura Lee Gulledge
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2011

"Teens are sure to relate to this wallflower who blooms—gloriously. (Graphic fiction. 13 & up)"
A sweet coming-of-age graphic novel about an artistic introvert. Read full book review >

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THE EXECUTION OF NOA P. SINGLETON by Elizabeth L. Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2013

"Like Suzanne Rendell in the novel The Other Typist (2013), Silver explores convolutions of guilt and innocence beyond the law's narrow scope with a sharpness and attention to detail that can be unnerving but demands attention."
Trained as a lawyer, Silver has written a darkly witty, acerbic jigsaw puzzle of a first novel about legal versus moral culpability. Read full book review >

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WHY DOGS CHASE CARS by George Singleton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2004

"As funny as it is, Singleton's humor has a sharp edge, and his episodic account of life in the hinterlands is as poignant as it is outrageous."
Fourteen interconnected stories depict the strange and ineluctable process by which an odd teenager grows into a semi-serious young man. Read full book review >

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DARK SIDE OF VALOR by Alicia Singleton
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"By no means perfect the book is an enjoyable tale that is well worth a few hours of the reader's time."
A well-paced novel of suspense that veers into romance and ends like a thriller. Read full book review >

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DROWNING IN GRUEL by George Singleton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2006

"A strong appetite for Southern shtick (if not for gruel itself) might enhance readers' appreciation for the down-home whimsy of these tales."
From South Carolina writer Singleton (Novel, 2005, etc.), a collection of 19 reprinted stories, some of them suffering from a slight case of the cutes. Read full book review >

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STINKY CECIL IN OPERATION POND RESCUE by Paige Braddock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Bufo buffoonery for fans of the Holms' Squish series and like early graphics. (Graphic fantasy. 6-8)"
Stopping a highway project that threatens his pond is going to take more than Cecil the toad's ability to "toot." Read full book review >