Search Results: "Robin Oliveira"


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MY NAME IS MARY SUTTER by Robin Oliveira
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2010

"An interesting subject that would have benefited from better execution."
In Oliveira's first novel, an ambitious young woman finds love and professional fulfillment while amputating limbs during the Civil War. Read full book review >

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I ALWAYS LOVED YOU by Robin Oliveira
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Readers may come away with little understanding of what made Cassatt and Degas click; nevertheless, they'll gain a better understanding of impressionism."
Oliveira (My Name is Mary Sutter, 2011) draws from research and imagination to recreate the years when two impressionists—Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas—engaged in an on-again, off-again relationship. Read full book review >

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When The River Rises by D.C. Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2015

"Excellent as both an action piece and a crime drama."
From the writer and artist of Fallout (2015) comes a graphic novel inspired by true events at a Louisiana prison during Hurricane Katrina.Read full book review >

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A CHICKEN FOLLOWED ME HOME! by Robin Page
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"A delightful and informative book for families wanting to raise chickens or learn where eggs come from. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
In her first foray as solo writer and illustrator, Page, Steve Jenkins' frequent collaborator (and spouse), presents a child-friendly Q-and-A to prepare children for the titular eventuality. Read full book review >

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I USED TO BE THE BABY by Robin Ballard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"Though this child is meant to be a model, he seems more patient and helpful than many children would be. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This effort would fall into the "new sibling issues" category, the premise laid out on the first page, "I used to be the baby, but now I am big. Read full book review >

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WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND by Robin Talley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Emotionally astute, with a few gaps. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A relationship between Gretchen, who identifies as a lesbian, and Toni, whose gender identity evolves, suffers growing pains when the two attend college in different cities. Read full book review >

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GAME OF FLAMES by Robin Wasserman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"If readers are going to pick up and stick with the next book, it may need just a bit more soap opera in it. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
This sequel to Project Alpha (2015) is a soap opera in disguise—and more.Read full book review >

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DITCHED by Robin Mellom
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"For readers with a funny bone that needs a tingle, this should hit the spot. (Comic romance. 12 & up)"
Zany comedy dominates this romp through the prom night from Hell. Read full book review >

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Released: April 3, 2012

"A page turner—with grace. (map, list of characters) (Historical thriller. 14 & up)"
Fiction and history coalesce in a rich, ripping tale of assassinations, political intrigue and religion in 15th-century Brittany. Read full book review >

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CHALICE by Robin McKinley
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"This tale will go down with fans like a spoonful of honey while attracting new readers to McKinley's previous works. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
This may not be Innisfree, but Yeats would recognize the "bee-loud glade" within its pages. Read full book review >

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SKINNED by Robin Wasserman
FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Futuristically blurring the boundaries of life and death, this text intimately tackles tough ethical topics, including faith, identity, suicide and genetic engineering, through blunt dialogue and realistic characters. (Fiction. YA)"
Beautiful, talented, wealthy and above all headstrong, 17-year-old Lia Kahn knows who she is and what she wants, until she is severely injured in a car accident that destroys her body but spares her mind. Read full book review >

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EVOLUTION, ME & OTHER FREAKS OF NATURE by Robin Brande
FICTION
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"An appealingly humorous take on themes classic and new. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Mena Reece's freshman year is not turning out as planned; she's been shunned by her friends because she blew the whistle on them. Read full book review >