Search Results: "Sarah Dooley"


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LIVVIE OWEN LIVED HERE by Sarah Dooley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

While the whistle at the paper mill in "Nabor-with-an-A" hasn't blown in a decade and most of the town's residents have moved to "Neighbor-with-an-E," 14-year-old autistic Livvie Owen is certain she keeps hearing it, even if no one believes her. Read full book review >

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BODY OF WATER by Sarah Dooley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"An enthralling tale that demystifies Wicca, humanizes homeless families and inspires reflection on friendship, forgiveness and moving forward. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A compelling story rife with drama, suspense and heart. Read full book review >

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FREE VERSE by Sarah Dooley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Dooley winningly combines engaging plot twists and rich character development with the introspective and thematic power of poetry: not to be missed. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A troubled teen discovers the therapeutic balm of verse. Read full book review >

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SARAH by Marek Halter
Released: May 4, 2004

"Halter fleshes out the scriptural account with rich and credible portraits of contemporary life and history, even if his narration ('There was a quivering in her belly that had nothing to do with fear or anger') occasionally descends to the level of the bodice-buster."
The prizewinning French author re-creates the story of Abraham and Sarah and the unlikely steps that led to their giving birth to both Judaism and the Jewish people. Read full book review >

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SARAH by J.T. LeRoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Not exactly a laugh riot, but not as unrelievedly sordid as a plot synopsis might suggest."
Scary, sad, and way, way out there, Leroy's picaresque debut novel follows a young boy through southern truckstops, where "lot lizards" turn tricks for drivers whose tastes run from women to transvestites to boys in jeans. Read full book review >

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ASHES TO ASHEVILLE by Sarah Dooley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Some readers may feel that the resolution comes a mite too easily, but most will enjoy the journey and be pleased when Fella's family figures out how to come together in a new way. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Two sisters make an unauthorized expedition to their former hometown and in the process bring together the two parts of their divided family. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING WILMER DOOLEY by Fowler DeWitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Outlives what smiles it may induce by about 200 pages. (Fiction. 7-10)"
DeWitt (aka Allan Woodrow, author of The Pet War, 2013) delivers a repetitious sequel to The Contagious Colors of Mumpley Middle School (2013). Read full book review >

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DAISY DOOLEY DOES DIVORCE by Anna Pasternak
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"Worth wading through the tears for the generous helping of Daisy Dooley wisdom."
Self-help junkie comes to terms with her divorce. Read full book review >

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SIMPLY SARAH by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Ink-and-wash drawings add visual appeal. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Naylor continues her series featuring "Idea Girl" Sarah Simpson in a pigeon disaster that takes place outside her Chicago apartment window. Read full book review >

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DIVINE SARAH by Adam Braver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"A journey into the heart of acting that's ever entertaining but at times transcendentally overblown."
Sarah Bernhardt's declining years, as highly fictionalized as Braver's debut, Mr. Lincoln's Wars (2003). Read full book review >

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REMEMBERING SARAH by Chris Mooney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2004

"Mooney (World Without End, 2001, etc.) offers a sympathetic protagonist in a compelling situation, and for some that will be enough to get them through the storm of wildly implausible plotting that blows up toward the end."
A young girl is stolen in a near-miss psychological thriller, Mooney's third, triggering guilt, blame, and violence as bitter by-products. Read full book review >

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SHUNNING SARAH by Julie Kramer
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Riley's obtuseness makes her a uniquely incompetent detective, an investigative reporter constantly surprised by developments less likely to ambush seasoned genre fans."
Another hot tip from her best informant, her mother, leads TV reporter Riley Spartz (Killing Kate, 2011, etc.) far from the Twin Cities to a murder among the Amish community in misnamed Harmony, Minn. Read full book review >