Search Results: "Sandra Dutton"


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ANIMALS
Released: April 9, 2007

"Teachers in the upper-elementary grades will want to enlist Miss Perfect's help in their letter-writing lessons, and parents and grandparents who would like to encourage proper behavior from their own little beasts will find Miss Perfect's approach commendable. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
An articulate bird named Miss Perfect serves as the advice columnist for the Beastly News in this witty collection that entertains while subtly conveying information about manners and letter-writing conventions. Read full book review >

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MARY MAE AND THE GOSPEL TRUTH by Sandra Dutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Mary Mae is a memorable character—spunky but not defiant—whose search for truth drives the narrative. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ten-year-old Mary Mae loves questions. Read full book review >

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CAPP STREET CARNIVAL by Sandra Dutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2003

"Harmless, quick, fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Mary Mae Krebs, the 11-year-old singer-songwriter heroine, knows exactly what she wants in Dutton's thin but readable, humorous offering. Read full book review >

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SANDRA NICHOLS FOUND DEAD by George V. Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"Fans will know exactly what to expect, and treasure it accordingly."
What would be an ordinary case for any other lawyer—the murder of thrice- (or maybe only twice-) married Sandra Nichols- -emerges at the far side of Higgins's looking glass in dazzlingly kaleidoscopic slabs of dialogue. Read full book review >

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PATH TO JUSTICE by Jim Dutton
Released: Aug. 25, 2017

"A hero who audaciously takes on bad guys, whether in court or out in the field."
A San Diego prosecutor puts together a case against top leaders of a new but menacing drug cartel in Dutton's debut legal thriller. Read full book review >

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SUPPOSED TO DIE by Hugh Dutton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"Dutton's debut packs so many minor characters into his opening chapters that it's hard to connect to the hero, but her storytelling has grit and the sleuthing trio has nice chemistry."
Can't an innocent ex-con catch a break? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"It's been a while since science nerds were true outcasts, but this group shines in the best of oddball company."
A heart-gladdening tale of 11 students contesting for top honors in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Read full book review >

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FREAKED by J.T. Dutton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2009

"Half-baked. (Fiction. YA)"
Burnout private-schooler Scotty Loveletter has two aims in life: getting high and getting lost in the trancey vibes of the Grateful Dead. Read full book review >

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MARGARET THE FIRST by Danielle Dutton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"Margaret's alternating bursts of inspiration and despair about her work may feel achingly familiar to Dutton's likely readers, many of whom will probably also be aspiring writers."
A slim, poetic meditation on the writing life as seen through the experiences of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, a 17th-century woman of letters. Read full book review >