Search Results: "Teresa Johnston"


BOOK REVIEW

THANKSGIVING FOR EMILY ANN by Teresa Johnston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"While there are few books that even mention kids' complaints about the November holiday, the majority of Thanksgiving-themed books address gratitude much more meaningfully (and realistically). (Picture book. 3-5)"
A kid's perspective on Thanksgiving Day points out all the inconveniences of the holiday. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE NOT ALONE
by Leila Roy

I didn’t used to overthink my choices quite so much. Then someone made what I’ve always been told is a very important choice for me, and now I tend to overthink everything else.

Exit, Pursued by a Bear, by E. K. Johnston

It’s the beginning of Hermione Winters’ senior year in high school, and she and her best friend ...


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THE UNLIKELY HERO OF ROOM 13B by Teresa Toten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"Readers be warned: like Augustus Waters before him, Adam Spencer Ross will renew your faith in real-life superheroes and shatter your heart in equal measure. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
What would it feel like to wake up normal? It's a question most people would never have cause to ask—and the one 14-year-old Adam Spencer Ross longs to have answered. Read full book review >

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THE BLACKHOPE ENIGMA by Teresa Flavin
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Readers raised on Jon Agee's The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau (1988) will be delighted with Flavin's fully-realized, action-packed debut. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Video games and themes parks are no match for the world Il Corvo created. Read full book review >

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MEANS OF TRANSIT by Teresa Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Serviceable, but chatty and oddly unremarkable."
Novelist and professor Miller (Advanced Fiction/Oklahoma State Univ., Tulsa; Family Correspondence, 2000, etc.) traverses Oklahoma, hoping to garner celebrity in unexpected places. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERIOUS MISS MARIE CORELLI by Teresa Ransom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"The author has struggled to piece together fragmented historical material, for which Victorian scholars will be grateful. (12 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
The biography of a turn-of-the-20th-century author whose now forgotten mystical and romantic novels were bestsellers in England and around the world until WWII. Read full book review >

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SOME GIRLS DO by Teresa McWhirter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Mostly sad stories about club kids, Canadian style. Wasted lives, a waste of time."
Linked sketches skim the surface of a group of twentysomethings down and out in Vancouver. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Carpenter adeptly lays out a tremendous amount of information, but in the end it's the bleakness of the picture that overwhelms: the sexism, small-mindedness, and addiction to excitement that characterize life in the mob. (Sixteen-page b&w photo insert—not seen.)"
The consummately unglamourous life and times of a Mafia moll turned informant, by the author of Missing Beauty (1988). Read full book review >

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THE SUGAR BABY CLUB by Teresa Lo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2017

"A fun, fast-paced tale set in the LA sugar-daddy dating scene."
A new-adult novel chronicles a college student's adventures among older, wealthy men. Read full book review >

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THE PADAWAN THAT GOT AWAY
by Thea James

I love Star Wars.

Like many science fiction fans, I grew up enamored of Jedi and The Force. As a kid, I religiously watched the original trilogy with my family (we are a family of re-watchers). As a teen, I bought into the prequel trilogy: I braved the lines for each film premier showing, collected the video games, the Pepsi ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HUMAN AMUSEMENTS by Wayne Johnston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2004

"A bit overlong, but, still, another beguiling display of the varied wares of one of the most entertaining and likable of contemporary writers."
A comic coming-of-age story with a pronounced sting in its tail: the Canadian author's fourth novel, first published in 1994 immediately preceding his international success,The Colony of Unrequited Dreams. Read full book review >