Search Results: "Tracy Gensler"


BOOK REVIEW

SPENCER TRACY by James Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A monumental, definitive biography of one the finest film actors in the history of the medium."
Spencer Tracy (1900-1967), warts and all. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 29, 2012

"Despite its conventionality, young fantasy fans will likely enjoy this novel and take away lessons about different cultures."
A 10-year-old boy from another planet time-travels around Earth as he tries to track down his missing parents. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER by Jacqueline Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"By the end, Cam has still not come around—but readers may be too annoyed by Tracy's rude, aggressive character to care. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Wilson pushes so much pain between the lines of this portrait of a foster child with the personality of a steamroller that it comes off less a lightweight tribute to human resilience than a pathos-ridden tale of children acting out as they nurse profound inner wounds. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 2009

"The many indifferent, sophomoric essays here will give Tracy fans information about his early work; the best ones will give them reasons to see it."
The obscure, often deservedly so, early films in which Spencer Tracy forged his screen persona are dusted off in this uneven collection of essays from the New England Vintage Film Society. Read full book review >

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THE DARK BETWEEN by Sonia Gensler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Lovers of intrigue should enjoy this lively Victorian mystery whose teen heroes experience danger, romance and ethical dilemmas as they delve into 'the dark between.' (author's note with references) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Three Victorian teens in 1901 Cambridge, England, become perilously embroiled in the Society for Metaphysical Research's deadly investigations of paranormal phenomena. Read full book review >

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GHOSTLIGHT by Sonia Gensler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Frightening and engrossing. (Horror. 10-14)"
A preteen girl and her newfound friend investigate paranormal activity on her grandmother's farm. Read full book review >

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THE REVENANT by Sonia Gensler
FICTION
Released: June 14, 2011

"While Willie's personal story and the school mystery don't always mesh, the well-drawn characters and suspenseful plot should keep readers fully engaged. (author's note) (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
When her mother insists she leave boarding school and come home, Willie, 17—a teen rebel à la 1896—assumes the identity of another student who's decided to decline a teaching position at the Cherokee Female Seminary. Read full book review >

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HOW I MADE IT TO EIGHTEEN by Tracy White
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Think a lighter Girl, Interrupted meets the artistic styling of John Porcellino's Perfect Example (1999). (Graphic memoir. YA)"
At age 18 Stacy Black—the alter ego of author Tracy White—was hospitalized for depression and an eating disorder. Read full book review >

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THE LOST AND FOUND PONY by Tracy Dockray
ANIMALS
Released: July 19, 2011

"You can only say, 'Oh, the poor pony!' so many times. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A small pony recounts his melodramatic life. Read full book review >

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CURSED by Tracy Goodwin
Released: May 11, 2017

"A taut, if not entirely original, fantasy novel."
Goodwin (The Wolf of Winterthorne, 2016, etc.) launches a new YA series with this tale of a novice witch trying to stay alive.Read full book review >

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THE ROPES THAT BIND by Tracy Stopler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2016

"A realistic, touching account of a lengthy quest to move on."
Debut author Stopler offers a novel, based on a true story, about one woman's struggle to overcome a trauma from her childhood. Read full book review >

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READER, I MARRIED HIM by Tracy Chevalier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"A clever idea well-executed; a treat for fans of short fiction and for Brontë's many ardent fans."
The author of Remarkable Creatures (2010) and Burning Bright (2008) invites writers to turn one of the most famous lines in English literature into short fiction. Read full book review >