Search Results: "Traci Foust"


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NOWHERE NEAR NORMAL by Traci Foust
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"Foust's work fits neatly within the genre of the mental-illness tell-all, though the lack of restraint and stylistic competence makes for a lackluster reading experience."
In her debut memoir, Foust offers a meticulously documented account of the mysteries of her OCD. Read full book review >

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TRACI LORDS by Traci Elizabeth Lords
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2003

"Her personal tenacity is something of a miracle, and readers of this honest, engaging memoir will wish the author well."
Wary, defiant, not a little defensive, and not a little pissed off, Lords recaptures her youthful voice as she excavates all the rocks on her road from underage porn star to singer and actress. Read full book review >

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MOM'S CANOE by Rebecca Foust
Released: Feb. 28, 2009

"A brief collection that packs more power than many full-length novels."
This collection of 24 bittersweet poems is a visceral tribute to the Allegheny Mountain region. Read full book review >

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DARK CARD by Rebecca Foust
Released: Nov. 30, 2008

"Scrupulous, compelling poetry."
A tremendously moving, carefully considered poetic account of the author's efforts to open the mind of a differently abled child-her own. Read full book review >

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THE READER by Traci Chee
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"This cleverly layered fantasy leaves more questions than it answers, but fortunately, it's only the first of what promises to be an enchanting series. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
In her debut for teens, Chee takes readers on a heart-racing adventure. Read full book review >

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21 SECRETS TO AMAZING HEALTH by Traci Ferguson
NON-FICTION
Released: July 30, 2008

"A manageable dose of useful medical information."
A board-certified internal-medicine physician takes the guesswork out of maximizing a healthy lifestyle. Read full book review >

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THE SPEAKER  by Traci Chee
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Filled with even more magic and intrigue than its predecessor, this is a gripping follow-up that will leave readers speculating and wanting more. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
The adventure continues in Chee's second installment of the Sea of Ink and Gold series. Read full book review >

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THE OYSTER'S SECRET by Traci  Dunham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2017

"An oyster bed with but one oyster—maybe it should be called an oyster cot—and 'friends' that make the word enemy sound inviting? Go figure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Turns out that many sea creatures are as catty as the popular-student clique in every high school, but the oyster is much more than meets the eye. Read full book review >

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FINDING MY PLACE by Traci L. Jones
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 25, 2010

"Still, a well-told story that will hold readers. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Tiphanie Baker is beginning high school as the only black female student at Denver's Brent Hills High. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1992

"And it works, too. (Six halftones.)"
Perhaps you thought that the great ages of discovery and exploration, circa 1492 and all that, were based on quests for silk and spices, porcelain and gold. Read full book review >

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A IS FOR ASTRONAUT by Traci N. Todd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Although the short statements could be more substantive together with the accompanying images, this text presents just enough information to launch young readers into a quest for deeper knowledge. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A mixed bag of stock outer space-themed images, familiar archival photographs and colorful retro-feeling illustrations are partnered with the alphabet to introduce young readers to a wide variety of space topics, ranging from freeze-dried ice cream to Yuri Gagarin, the first human space traveler. Read full book review >

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SILHOUETTED BY THE BLUE by Traci L. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2011

"A compassionate portrait of an African-American family coping with grief and mental illness. (Fiction 10-14)"
A young teen struggles to balance responsibilities she shouldn't have to assume against the day-to-day travails of seventh grade. Read full book review >