Search Results: "Paula de Fougerolles"


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Released: May 25, 2012

"Exciting, immersive and authentic."
This historical novel, set in sixth-century Scotland, relates the struggles of St. Columba to establish his monastery and of Aedan mac Gabran to gain a kingship. Read full book review >

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THE CHRONICLES OF IONA: PROPHET by Paula de Fougerolles
Released: Jan. 14, 2013

"This historical fantasy series' latest installment once again brings myth, history, magic and religion to warm and vivid life."
This historical fantasy novel, the second in a series, continues the adventures of warrior Aedan mac Gabran and monk St. Columba in sixth-century western Scotland. Read full book review >

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MOON JUMP by Paula Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Jersey,'' they shouldn't all look like Guernseys)—but the idea is unusual, and the brightly colored, nicely designed illustrations have a merry verve. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bearing a pole and a pack, Miss Heiferton arrives in time to draw then tenth and last turn for the moon-jumping contest. Read full book review >

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SCARY MARY by Paula Bowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The glib ending notwithstanding, Mary's humorous tactics make her one of the more appealing barnyard brats around. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Animals fly the coop when Scary Mary ruffles her feathers. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS by Paula Weston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Generic and grisly. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Mysterious Rafa arrives, putting everything and everyone 18-year-old Gaby knows at risk. Read full book review >

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THE HEMINGWAY BOOK CLUB OF KOSOVO by Paula Huntley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2003

"Powerful and bleak: Huntley doesn't see much but bones for the Kosovars to be gnawing on in the near future."
Diary detailing a charged and watchful year living in Kosovo directly after the Serbs' retreat. Read full book review >

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THE PISTACHIO PRESCRIPTION by Paula Danziger
Released: April 1, 1978

"Not improbable, but shallow—a synthetic slice of 'typical teenage' life."
Thirteen-year-old Cassie starts her first-person story with the assertion that "Pistachio nuts, the red ones, cure any problem," and she ends with "Twinkles, I bet, are the answer"—a fair enough indication of the level of growth that has transpired in between. Read full book review >

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THE CAT ATE MY GYMSUIT by Paula Danziger
Released: Oct. 28, 1974

"Marcy's tense family situation is really the subject here; the instant therapeutic effect of Ms. Finney, a sort of denim, skirted deus ex machina, is a cop-out."
At its worst, this is a trite and trendy saga of how a junior high English class gets it together to fight for the job of Ms. Finney — a paragon of an innovative teacher who puts across dangling participles and sensitivity sessions with equal ease. Read full book review >

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THE WINTER WITCH by Paula Brackston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Love of landscape and lyrical writing lend charm, but it's Brackston's full-blooded storytelling that will hook the reader."
I married a witch, discovers the kindly Welsh widower making a marriage of necessity to a mute dairymaid. Read full book review >

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LEAVING EGYPT by Paula Sadok
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A humorous, painful, and mesmerizing cultural and political journey that challenges stereotypes."
Members of a Sephardic Jewish family, driven out of Egypt, establish new lives in New York City in Sadok's debut novel. Read full book review >

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The Black Leather Satchel by Paula Czech
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A moving story that will inspire fellow survivors everywhere."
A memoir about overcoming abuse to find happiness and fulfillment. Read full book review >

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THE PARIS WIFE by Paula McLain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2011

"A pleasure to read—and a pleasure to see Hadley Richardson presented in a sympathetic light."
An imaginative, elegantly written look inside the marriage of Ernest Hemingway and Hadley Richardson. Read full book review >