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 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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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 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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MIND TRYST by Robyn Carr
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"A solid debut for Carr into the psychothriller field, to which she should attract her historical-novel following."
A lively departure for historical novelist Carr (Woman's Own, 1990, etc.), who returns with a competent psycho-mystery suspense novel, set in small-town Colorado, about a woman of a tragic past and scary present who sleuths—with both a lawyer's ken and gut instincts—to bring down a killer. 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 >

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MY PARENTS ARE SEX MANIACS by Robyn Harding
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

Eleventh grader Louise Harrison's comfortably self-centered existence turns chaotic when her younger brother discovers their father receiving fellatio from Louise's best friend Sienna's mother (a plot development that leads to the cringe-inducingly frequent use of the phrase "blow job"). Read full book review >

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SUMMER IN THE CITY by Robyn Sisman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"Light urban romance no less enjoyable for its predictability."
Two advertising types fall in love even though they've never met and an ocean separates them. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET DESIRES OF A SOCCER MOM by Robyn Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2006

"Desperate Housewives with a high cringe quotient."
When one of her best friends dies, a suburban wife and mother suspects murder. Read full book review >

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FOUR FRIENDS by Robyn Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2014

"A thought-provoking look at women of a certain age and the choices they make when they realize their lives aren't exactly what they expected—or thought they were."
In a Marin County neighborhood, four women help each other amid marital strife, personal crises and life-altering epiphanies. Read full book review >

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JUST FRIENDS by Robyn Sisman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2001

"Well-written romantic comedy from Sisman (Special Relationship, 1995, etc.), but the sophisticated tone doesn't disguise the overfamiliar plot or the emotional emptiness of her people."
Another report from the front lines of the relationship wars—and this time no one's winning. Read full book review >