Search Results: "Tracy Guzeman"


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THE GRAVITY OF BIRDS by Tracy Guzeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"At times burdened by overblown prose and the weight of its own ambitions, this novel exhibits, particularly in characterization and dialogue, glimmers of genius."
Guzeman's debut examines the impact of a dissolute artist's self-absorption on already fractured families. 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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HUNG UP by Kristen Tracy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 4, 2014

"Appealing characters stand out in a quick read that is a lighthearted look at how real friendships develop, grow and deepen. (Romance. 12-16)"
In a narrative rendered entirely in voice mails, text messages and transcribed phone conversations, James and Lucy gradually go from strangers to romance. Read full book review >

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THE STEPSISTER'S TALE by Tracy Barrett
ROMANCE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Highly imaginative as well as insightful, this outstanding revision has the power to entrance and provoke thought. (Romance. 12-18)"
Despite the singular title, this clever and sensitive retelling of "Cinderella" takes the viewpoint of the supposedly evil stepsisters and turns the story inside out. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"A fun series continues unabated. (Mystery. 8-12)"
It's one thing to discover that Sherlock Holmes was your ancestor. Read full book review >

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CAMILLE MCPHEE FELL UNDER THE BUS... by Kristen Tracy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"But at heart, Camille's a survivor, 'born with the power to bounce back,' which she does with surprising panache and hope in this touching debut. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Camille McPhee's father warns her: "Don't expect life to be fair." Read full book review >

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DIARY OF A MARRIED CALL GIRL by Tracy Quan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"If a Nancy Chan franchise actually looms on the horizon, this happy hooker will need to learn some new tricks."
In this uninspired sequel (Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl, 2001), Quan's proud prostitute heroine simply goes back for sloppy seconds. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2008

"Finely detailed maritime history."
Historian Tracy (History/Univ. of New Brunswick; Nelson's Battles, 2008, etc.) examines the maritime disaster of the Kent. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Valuable data for those seeking electoral reform in the age of hanging chads, gerrymandered districts and absent absentees."
Still upset by the events of 2000 and 2004? It won't cheer you to learn from this wide-ranging book that election-rigging is a time-honored American institution. Read full book review >