Search Results: "Trisha Rafferty"


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POETRY
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Duffy's clever, angular little line drawings match the dominant aesthetic exactly. (Poetry. 14+)"
Eighty-five short poems by women, many of them British but including such American luminaries as Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, and Nikki Giovanni, mostly on facets of women's experiences as daughters, students, lovers, workers, wives, and mothers (relationships are absent from very few of these poems). Read full book review >

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STOPPING FOR DEATH by Carol Ann Duffy
POETRY
Released: June 1, 1996

"Fans of Duffy's earlier I Wouldn't Thank You for a Valentine (1994) will be equally satisfied with this collection. (index) (Poetry. 11+)"
A fine, imported anthology, subtitled ``Poems About Death and Loss,'' of simple but sophisticated poems about the mystery, grief, fear, and occasional gallows humor that surround death. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE'S VERY OWN DRESS by Trisha Krauss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A modern take on the Cinderella story, with kind and loving sisters replacing the mean stepsisters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little, blonde, white girl named Charlotte has only hand-me-down dresses from her older sisters until they work together to create an unusual, new dress for her as a surprise. Read full book review >

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RECIPES FOR DISASTER by Tess Rafferty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Energetic account of a comedienne's mishaps in the kitchen as she prepares meals for family and friends."
Calamities in the kitchen for a newbie chef. Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS WE KEEP by Trisha Leaver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 28, 2015

"For lovers of melodrama only. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A fatal accident leaves one twin sister dead and the other trying to figure out her identity. Read full book review >

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HALLOW THIS GROUND by Colin Rafferty
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Though fixed on what remains of some of history's darkest moments, Rafferty's essays, both gripping and wonderfully reflective, illuminate."
Moving reflections on the literal remembrance of acts too significant to forget. Read full book review >

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WILDFIRE! by Trisha Davis
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A fresh take on a hero's journey that all kids will enjoy."
Davis' lively YA debut introduces a courageous boy who discovers that you can't run away from your past, especially when it's in your blood. Read full book review >

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EVERY WOMAN FOR HERSELF by Trisha Ashley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Shrewd but gentle satire of various contemporary British types that never misses a beat. And it's wonderfully funny to boot."
An eccentric English clan, in and out of love—in a first from Britisher Ashley. Read full book review >

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MO WREN, LOST AND FOUND by Trisha Springstubb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Taken all together, the spunk of the primary characters, the dialogue and the 'home-is-where-you-make-it' underlying message serve up a plateful of enjoyable story. And there's room for thirds. (Sketches not seen.) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Mo Wren can't imagine living anywhere but Fox Street—until her father buys a rundown restaurant on East 213th Street. Newly named The Wren House, it lacks the tightly knit community that she loves, needs a total revamping and supposedly is cursed! Read full book review >

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CORSETS & CLOCKWORK by Trisha Telep
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"All in all, a diverse and too-often off-topic collection that's not steamy enough in either sense of the word but is partly redeemed by a few gems. (introduction, author biographies) (Steampunk/fantasy/romance anthology. 12 & up)"
Simply sticking a few gears in does not steampunk make, no matter what the subtitle says. Read full book review >