Search Results: "Rebecca Doughty"


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REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier
Released: Sept. 23, 1938

"Should be easy to sell — easy to rent."
A brilliant piece of writing, with the atmosphere and suspense and pace that made Jamaica Inn an absorbing and thrilling story — and it has besides a depth of characterization and soundness of psychological conflict that makes it a finer and more penetrating book. Read full book review >

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LOST AND FOUND by Rebecca Doughty
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Guileless and appealing for the disorganized youngster in us all. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Always late and in a rush, poor disorganized Lucy loses everything from her shoes and books, to her homework, school snack and jacket. Read full book review >

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BEFORE YOU by Rebecca Doughty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"A celebration of friendship that uses metaphors to excellent effect. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Doughty explores the difference one person can make. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE TO ME by Rebecca Doughty
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Minor, but nice. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pig and a rabbit are best buddies—pig wears stripes, rabbit polka-dots—and the pig, in the simplest and warmest of terms, is trying to explain their friendship in words. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2009

"A good introduction to the topic for preschool use or for children learning about comings and goings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Saying goodbye is the topic here, and this young boy does not like to do it; he'd rather say hello, though goodbyes, he knows, are a fact of life. Read full book review >

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31 USES FOR A MOM by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Funny and oddly tender, moms and kids alike should enjoy continuing the list. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The team that listed 39 Uses for a Friend (not reviewed) finds fewer uses for mothers, but at least as inventive ones. Read full book review >

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Released: May 29, 2012

"The unfolding mystery—not the characters—will keep readers interested in this dark tale."
Mystery novelist Simpson (A Debt of Death, 2008, etc.) weaves a twist-filled tale of deception about a young wife who disappears at a mall in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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SHELTERING REBECCA by Mary Baylis-White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Not very deep, but pleasant as the story of a friendship and authentic as far as it goes. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Rebecca arrives in Sally's class after being smuggled out of Germany in 1938, Sally knows little about Hitler's persecutions; but when she is given special responsibility for the young Jewish refugee, the two quickly become close friends. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS HAS MERRY! by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"For those who like their Christmas sugarplums tart rather than sweet. (Board book. 1-6)"
The inverted logic of this patterned text by Ziefert (Halloween Has Boo, 2002, etc.) will be amusing to adult readers, but the humor may be lost on most of the traditional audience of the board book set. Read full book review >

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REBECCA WEST by Carl Rollyson
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"All of the juice has been squeezed out of the details of a long, rich, unique life. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Rollyson (The Lives of Norman Mailer, 1991, etc.) piles on the details but never gets to the novelist, critic, and essayist known as Dame Rebecca West, born Cecily Fairfield (she borrowed her pen name from an Ibsen character). Read full book review >

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THE KEY TO REBECCA by Ken Follett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 22, 1980

"Top-notch entertainment—shrewdly paced, cannily crafted."
If they liked it once, they'll love it twice. Read full book review >

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REBECCA WENTWORTH’S DISTRACTION by Robert J. Begiebing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2003

"Begiebing's narrative tends to get bogged down in historical detail, but it's arresting enough to carry you through to the end. A truly creepy tale."
In this latest American Gothic from Begiebing (The Adventures of Allegra Fullerton, 1999, etc.), a mysterious girl runs afoul of her relatives and becomes the obsession of a young artist in 18th-century New England. Read full book review >