Search Results: "Patty Blount"


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SOME BOYS by Patty Blount
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A largely sensitive treatment of an emotionally complex topic. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In an instructive and carefully drawn tale, Grace, who has been raped, develops a tentative relationship with Ian, a friend and teammate of her rapist. Read full book review >

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NOTHING LEFT TO BURN by Patty Blount
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A melodramatic potboiler. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Two teenage volunteer firefighters seek to find their own meanings of love and family, all while battling a rogue arsonist. Read full book review >

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SEND by Patty Blount
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Though predictable, this offering may be relevant for those looking for more books on the ever-important topic of bullying. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Incarcerated five years ago for sending a photo of a classmate in character underwear to all of his friends—resulting in the boy's suicide—18-year-old Kenny has since been on the move with his family, seeking anonymity. Read full book review >

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TMI by Patty Blount
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Relentlessly melodramatic. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A conflict over a mysterious boy met on the Internet leads two best friends into a fight, both online and offline. Read full book review >

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THE WAY IT HURTS by Patty Blount
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Not only does Kristen deserve better, so do readers. (Romance. 14-18)"
The romance between musicians Eli and Kristen is plagued with discordant notes. Read full book review >

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NOW, WHERE WERE WE? by Roy Blount
Released: March 15, 1989

Here's a gathering of nearly 50 varied pieces from the New Bard of the Old South (though maybe that should be the other way 'round). Read full book review >

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CAMELS ARE EASY, COMEDY'S HARD by Roy Blount
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"All in all, some hard-shell writing talent."
Fresh from a sojourn as novelist (First Hubby, 1990), funny essayist Blount, Jr. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING HAMWEENIE ESCAPES! by Patty Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"His owner's gift of a top hat and cape that exactly match the ones he's lost along the way gives the narrative a circular feel that seems quite fitting for this repetitive outing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hamweenie the marmalade cat makes good on his desire to escape the confines of his everyday life. Read full book review >

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ODDS by Patty Friedmann
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Vividly detailed settings fail to add weight to a schematic tragedy and a transparent cast."
A child's death, a husband's lies, and her own obsession with gambling force a young woman to gain her independence at last—in this thin celebration of hard-won maturity. Read full book review >

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SECONDHAND SMOKE by Patty Friedmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"All's well that ends well, maybe, but the route this tale takes to get there has some distinctly unpleasant turns."
With a bold beginning and a wet fizzle at the end, Friedmann's frustrating fourth (after Odds, 2000, etc.) is a tragiccomic jumble of frayed family nerves as a 70-year-old woman deals with the death of her husband and the loss of her house, while her kids try to decide how much they want to help. Read full book review >

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DIASPORADIC by Patty Seyburn
Released: Dec. 31, 1998

"Lighter verses, with suitable forms, praise the sublimity of New York City water or begrudge a friend her superior voice, but most of these resonant poems are God-centered, clear, and profound."
Selected by Molly Peacock for the 1997 Marianne Moore Prize, this impressive debut volume introduces a poet of remarkable versatility and intelligence: Seyburn's gentle wit and winning persona find inspiration in family history; her narratives and lyrics, with their varying lines, draw on her sense of Jewish identity and difference, whether as an assimilated midwestern girl, or in the voices of some lost women from the Bible. Read full book review >