Search Results: "Robyn Scott"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2008

"A colorful, occasionally shocking fish-out-of-water memoir."
Vigorous recollections of a youth spent among "profoundly fringy" adults "in the middle of nowhere." Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"This primer on friendship wrapped in hijinks is paced for maximum pleasure. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this variant of "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse," two dragons learn to appreciate each other's talents and milieus. 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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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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DESERT PLACES by Robyn Davidson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Davidson's conventional attempts to generalize about an abstraction called India are much less interesting than her well-told encounters with fascinating, lovable, resourceful people. (16 pages color photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
An Australian woman spends several harrowing months with desert nomads in the Indian desert, witnessing one of that land's last great pastoral migrations. Read full book review >

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THE ANCHORESS by Robyn Cadwallader
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"Sympathetic, fully realized characters and good use of period details make this a winning work of historical fiction."
Quiet, assured debut novel set in medieval England, concerning a young woman's entry into the religious life—one as tumultuous as anything on the outside. 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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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 >