Search Results: "Sybil Lockhart"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"A poignantly searing fusion of heartbreak and hope."
Candid, compassionate memoir of dealing simultaneously with a newborn and a mother with Alzheimer's. Read full book review >

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THE BINDING OATH by Sybil Downing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Stilted language and a tendency to treat the most sensational plot developments with the brio usually reserved for section headings in doctoral dissertations: a ho-hum debut."
Downing, the co-founder of Women Writing the West and co-author of Crown of Life: The Story of Mary Roberts Rinehart (1992), tries her hand at fiction with iffy results. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: March 25, 2008

"A funny feminist manifesto that will delight the anti-Gossip Girl gang. (Fiction. YA)"
This cerebral and offbeat comedy of manners will appeal to fans of John Green's An Abundance of Katherines (2006). Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 26, 2009

"Refreshingly honest. (Fiction. YA)"
Shunned by her friends and ignored by her ex, Ruby Oliver experiences a rough junior year as she deals with fallout from her previous adventure in The Boyfriend List (2005), when she kissed her best friend's boyfriend—a definite infraction of The Boy Book's rules. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM FOR A SUMMER COTTAGE by Barbara Lockhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2002

"An engaging and genuinely moving tale of family grief that acquires a marvelous focus—as well as a poignant metaphor—in its setting."
The domestic travails of a city family that buys a house on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay and settles down to its first taste of rural life. Read full book review >

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GENUINE FRAUD by E. Lockhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"This thriller from the author of We Were Liars (2014) will challenge preconceptions about identity and keep readers guessing. (Suspense. 12-adult)"
Can Jule recognize her own true self within the tangled story of the past year? Read full book review >

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FIFTH BORN by Zelda Lockhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"An impressively mature piece of work."
In a poetic debut, a little girl is seemingly the only witness to her large family's truly disturbed behavior. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR THUNDER by Sybil Raney
Released: May 5, 2009

"A sassy, sexy Southwestern romance."
A fun, sexy novel about middle-aged romance, second chances and the wide open spaces of big-hearted Texas. Read full book review >

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WRITING FOR YOUR LIFE #2 by Sybil Steinberg
Released: May 15, 1995

"In a book devoted to writers, however, it seems little churlish not to credit the people who actually penned the interviews in the Table of Contents; they merely get their name appended to each article's conclusion, just above the publication date."
Publishers Weekly, a trade journal for the book industry, allows its regular author interviews a roomier format (some 2,200 words) and a more detailed examination of the publishing process than most consumer periodicals. Read full book review >

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WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Riveting, brutal and beautifully told. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A devastating tale of greed and secrets springs from the summer that tore Cady's life apart. Read full book review >

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THE TREASURE MAP OF BOYS by E. Lockhart
Released: July 28, 2009

"As Ruby would say: complete and utter deliciousness. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Ruby Oliver, the neurotic, lovable, and painfully believable heroine of two previous volumes (The Boyfriend List, 2005, and The Boy Book, 2006), returns. Read full book review >

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THE BOYFRIEND LIST by E. Lockhart
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 22, 2005

"Although the gimmick gets tedious and repetitious in spots, Lockhart shines at depicting the all-encompassing microcosm of school social life, and wisely eschews an unrealistically happy ending, instead offering hope and honest growth. (Fiction. 12-14)"
After being dumped by her boyfriend, rejected by her girlfriends and humiliated by her classmates, Ruby Oliver, a 15-year-old moderately popular girl turned pariah, reassesses her history and her actions. Read full book review >