Search Results: "Rob Delaney"


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ROB DELANEY by Rob Delaney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Candid and conversational, this memoir shows there's more to Delaney than pithy tweets."
A comedian best known for his lively Twitter feed chronicles his rocky path to sobriety. Read full book review >

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OBI: GERBIL ON A SCHOOL TRIP! by M.C.  Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2013

"Obi the gerbil's latest adventure is an uncomplicated, entertaining romp with a lesson about the trouble that follows when we allow others to stir up doubt about our most cherished relationships. (Animal fantasy. 8-11)"
In this third volume to feature Obi, an endearingly flawed little gerbil who is always getting herself into trouble, the pampered pet accidentally hitches a ride to school. Read full book review >

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BIRDBRAIN AMOS, MR. FUN by Michael Delaney
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"For those who chuckled over the first, here's a Birdbrain encore. (Fiction. 7-9)"
In this sequel to Birdbrain Amos (2002), the big hippopotamus has nothing to do and feels dejected because his tick bird, Amoeba, has a new friend—but it turns out, she's imaginary. Read full book review >

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OBI: GERBIL ON A MISSION! by M.C.  Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2012

"Fast-paced and funny, this installment will bring Obi new fans. (Animal fantasy. 8-11)"
Obi the gerbil (Obi: Gerbil on the Loose, 2008) is back in action in this simple story about dealing with perceived rejection and making room in one's heart for new friends. Read full book review >

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OBI, GERBIL ON THE LOOSE! by Michael Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"If the cast of characters falls a little flat and the story line feels forced and too simplistic for its intended audience, this is still a fun frolic that will draw in those devoted fans of all things furry. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Obi the gerbil has it made. Read full book review >

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PEARL'S FIRST PRIZE PLANT by A. Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 1997

"This is a great book to have on hand for young gardeners who may not achieve results that match the pictures on the seed packets. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In fewer than 200 words, Delaney (The Gunnywolf, 1992, not reviewed, etc.) constructs a small, endearing drama around the idea that biggest isn't always best. Read full book review >

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A NEW DARKNESS by Joseph Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Promising but questionably formed. (Grimalkin's notes, glossary) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Newly minted spook Tom Ward takes on a surprising new apprentice and investigates a gathering storm in the first installment in this Last Apprentice sequel series. Read full book review >

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DEEP DOO-DOO AND THE MYSTERIOUS E-MAIL by Michael Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"A contrived but entertaining whodunit. (Fiction. 9-11)"
The enterprising young muckrakers who barely made their way out of Deep Doo-Doo (1996) once again find themselves ankle deep in local politics. Read full book review >

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Bearers of the Sacred Seven by A.K. Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"An arduous quest brimming with villainous beasts in an already epic opening volume."
Triplet sisters fulfill an ancient prophecy by enduring a harrowing journey to reclaim a sacred book in this fantasy debut, the first installment of a proposed series. Read full book review >

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PUREBRED DEAD by Kathleen Delaney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"The many characters imported from Delaney's food-based cozies (And Murder For Dessert, 2007, etc.) are supplemented by plenty of suspects and a charming cast of canines."
The murder of a disgraced veterinarian opens a Pandora's box of iniquities. Read full book review >

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THIS ONE DAY by K.A. Delaney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 18, 2013

"Focusing more or less equally on cancer and crime, Delaney evokes an atmosphere as wintry as that of the New England mill town where the dying hero tries to win back his soul."
A mortally stricken PI struggles to help a poor little rich boy in this bleak debut. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL BEFORE by JP Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Prediction: the Ron Howard movie, already in the works, will be much better than the book."
A high-tech town house is leased by its control-freak architect to a series of women who look just like his dead wife. Read full book review >