Search Results: "Robyn Bavati"


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DANCING IN THE DARK by Robyn Bavati
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 8, 2013

"A balletic variation on the familiar story of teen rebellion. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Love of ballet clashes with the strict religious beliefs of a young teen's family. Read full book review >

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THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING by Robyn Schneider
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Efficient use of language, evocative descriptions and subtle turns of phrase make reading and rereading this novel a delight. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Smart writing and a compelling narrator raise this book above ordinary depictions of high school drama. Read full book review >

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RED BERRY WOOL by Robyn Eversole
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Funny, touching, and evocative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A simple, sweet story about care, friendship, and literal-mindedness. Read full book review >

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THE BIBLE CRASH COURSE FOR THE SUNDAY SCHOOL DROPOUT by Robyn Downey
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"An accessibly written evangelical handbook to the books of Scripture."
A simplified, book-by-book guided tour of the Bible. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE SHE WANTS by Robyn Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A satisfying reinvention story that handles painful issues with a light and uplifting touch."
After her financier husband commits suicide rather than face jail time for stealing from his clients, Emma Shay Compton comes home to Sonoma with the shadow of his crimes over her and must reinvent herself in a hostile landscape while reconnecting with friends she'd thought lost forever. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2010

"A pleasant but predictable read."
One woman's yearlong mission to adhere to the advice Oprah Winfrey offered in her show, magazine and website. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"Built as solidly as the 'legendary stone culverts' that tunnel through the landscape of Granite Creek; an engaging twist on the suburban-housewife mystery."
In a rustic New Hampshire town, a young mother and a disabled Iraq War veteran spark an affair that leads to an unconventional whodunit. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER THAT MADE US by Robyn Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"It sounds like a nightmare of a family vacation, but with strong relationship dynamics, juicy secrets, and a heartwarming ending, it's a blissful beach read."
A family in crisis returns to the lake house where, years ago, an unexpected tragedy tore them apart. Read full book review >

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The Niello Necklace Mystery by Robyn Collins
Released: Feb. 19, 2014

"An intriguing mystery that doesn't offer much more than thrills but should still serve as a solid base for future adventures in the series."
The fast-paced first installment in a new YA mystery series. Read full book review >

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SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP by Robyn Sisman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 21, 1995

"Light stuff, but buoyant and fun. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
A pleasurable if predictable first novel combining flashbacks of Oxford's 1960s counterculture with a tantalizing and barely disguised version of a modern-day American political campaign. Read full book review >

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THE PARTY by Robyn Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"The domestic drama is done well, even if it's nothing new, but the cruelty of adolescence is painted with too broad a brush to be wholly convincing."
An accident at a Sweet 16 party triggers a series of traumatic events that threatens to shatter a family. Read full book review >