Search Results: "Patty Blount"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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BE SWEET by Roy Blount
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 1998

"Perhaps not since Sophocles was working has there been such angst about Mama, but Blount's autobiography is fashioned by a talented writer at the top of his game; and it is real sweet, too."
Funny Roy Blount Jr. Read full book review >

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ROBERT E. LEE by Roy Blount
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2003

"Not the most powerful of explanations. But there's been worse, and stranger, and Blount's version will be of value to students of the Civil War all the same."
Southern humorist Blount (Be Sweet, 1998, etc.) turns somber in this portrait of the troubled, tragic Confederate general. 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 >