Search Results: "Vicki Oransky Wittenstein"


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REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS by Vicki Oransky Wittenstein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"A valuable resource. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
The interplay of complex political, medical, and societal issues involved in reproductive rights is clearly explained and placed in its historical context. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A harrowing, often gruesome, exploration of some of the darkest moments in medical history. (source notes, bibliography, suggestions for further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Readers may think twice about going to their next doctor appointment after reading this creepy, unsettling account of human medical experimentation. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: March 15, 2010

"An extensive bibliography provides books and websites for middle- and high-school readers as well as their teachers. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
On an inhospitable Hawaiian mountaintop, using one of the most powerful optical telescopes in the world, astronomer Dr. Geoffrey Marcy and others search for planets outside our solar system. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"The book is dedicated to Lawrence's fans, who may be startled by the woman they discover within. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A surprisingly charmless memoir by the longtime Carol Burnett Show costar and recent talk show host. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR PUMPSIE by Barry Wittenstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A grand slam. (author's note, sources) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Bernard is a huge fan of the Boston Red Sox, but the young black boy wonders when they will field a player who looks like him. Read full book review >

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UNREASONABLE DOUBT by Vicki Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Delany's excellent new procedural (Under Cold Stone, 2014, etc.) is a real page-turner, ratcheting up the tension as each secret from the past is painfully revealed."
A man cleared of murder charges returns to his British Columbia hometown to get some answers. Read full book review >

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THE MAGNIFICENT LIZZIE BROWN AND THE MYSTERIOUS PHANTOM by Vicki Lockwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Middle-grade readers will gobble up this delicious little novel, with its admirable protagonist and the fascinating crew of Fitzy's Traveling Circus, who take her in. (Adventure. 10-13)"
This historical thriller set in Victorian London features a cast of likable circus people, a spunky heroine and a twisty mystery that will keep pages turning until the book's finale. Read full book review >

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THIS LOVELY LIFE by Vicki Forman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 23, 2009

"A searing tale of heartache and impressive depth of character."
The harrowing experience of a woman whose twins were born at 23 weeks. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW THE LEADER by Vicki Winslow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"They are basically good people, aware of their flaws and attempting to change: There may be no more touching story than that. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A rare look at the daily nuts and bolts of integration in 1971, from a newcomer who gets all the grace notes—and the fashions of the times—just right. Read full book review >

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THE LAST HOTEL FOR WOMEN by Vicki Covington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 1996

"Compelling themes, strong depictions of a time and place, though a narrative style that's still waiting for some judicious pruning."
In her fourth novel, Covington (Night Ride Home, 1992, etc.) threads the racial unrest of Birmingham, Alabama, in 1961 into the already complicated fabric of one white family's life—and pulls it all together with real, if uneven, tension. Read full book review >

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BLOOD AND BELONGING by Vicki Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"This third installment from Delany (We Wish You A Murderous Christmas, 2016, etc.) relies less on mystery than on moral outrage at the nasty business of human smuggling."
A romantic getaway almost ruins a policeman's marriage. Read full book review >

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Army Wife by Vicki Cody
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"An Army wife's absorbing testament to the power of family and faith to weather difficult times."
A soldier's spouse reflects on marriage, sacrifice, and patriotic service. Read full book review >