Search Results: "Tracy Holczer"


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THE SECRET HUM OF A DAISY by Tracy Holczer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Grace's surprising discoveries about herself, her family, and her friends, and her struggles with sorrow and forgiveness, are engrossing. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this debut novel, Holczer presents a tender, transformative exploration of family, loss and reconciliation. 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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MY BUNNY DIARY by Tracy Dockray
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Young readers will be clamoring for a diary of their own after reading this bunny's story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This sneak peek into Dora Cottontail's diary reveals exactly how losing her best friend to a doll-playing rival makes her feel. 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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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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"A book provides a beautifully rendered introduction to a remarkable healing initiative and a useful tool kit."
The founder of SafeArt, which focuses on creative expression to prevent and heal abuse and other traumas, discusses its genesis and methods in this debut educational guide. Read full book review >

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LIVE BAIT by P.J. Tracy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2004

"If it's anything like Tracy's first two, Minnesotans may want to duck and cover before her third hits the bookshelves."
More serial-killing woes for Minneapolis Homicide's Det. Leo Magozzi and his ladylove Grace MacBride's software-development cohorts (Monkeewrench, 2003). 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 >