Search Results: "Wendy Moffat"


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WENDY by Karen Wallace
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"This tale's not stellar as a stand-alone, but deftly exposes the incestuous darkness that underlies Barrie's original. (Fiction. 12-14)"
What was Wendy Darling's life like before the coming of Peter Pan? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 18, 2010

"An empathic, highly informative celebration of the legacy of a profoundly decent but decidedly imperfect man who considered himself 'the outsidest of outsiders.'"
A buoyant, expressive biography of British novelist E.M. Forster (1879-1970), whose homosexuality had a profound effect on his literary output and career. Read full book review >

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TOMORROW WENDY by Shelley Stoehr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1998

"Though the cast's adults are negligent or completely clueless, Stoehr gives her young narrator a saving sense of irony, and displays a keen appreciation for love's ambiguities and complexities. (Fiction. 14+)"
A Long Island teenager develops a crush on her boyfriend's twin sister in this steamy tale of emergent sexuality from the author of Wannabe (1997). Read full book review >

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THE WENDY PROJECT by Melissa Jane Osborne
Released: July 18, 2017

"An ethereal and haunting exploration of grief and death. (Graphic fiction. 12-adult)"
In this heart-wrenching graphic novel, a teen girl responsible for her younger brother's death must decide to accept the harsh reality or lose herself in escapist denial. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"Possessing a certain charm, but missing a lot of pieces. (Photos throughout)"
Curious and evocative fragments of autobiography by boulevardier and screenwriter Moffat, gathered and embellished by Lambert (Natalie Wood, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2011

"Perceptive and empathetic, but also gently unsparing—a superbly nuanced portrait."
From veteran nonfiction author Salamon (Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God and Diversity on Steroids, 2008, etc.), the authorized biography of the playwright who brought the dreams and disappointments of her generation of women to the American stage. Read full book review >

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WINDY WENDY AND THE SNORING ZZZzzz by Francis Pena
Released: Dec. 13, 2013

"Two intriguing stories that make sense individually but don't quite work when combined into one book."
Peña and Peña, in their debut, introduce readers to Windy Wendy in two children's stories—one a creation myth of the alphabet, the other a suspense tale. Read full book review >

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RUNNING DOGS by Gwen Moffat
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A slow start, but Moffat, better known for her Miss Pink series (Veronica's Sister, 1992, etc.), shows considerable skill at environmental description and gradually draws the reader into the sorry lives of her haves and have-nots."
Tucked into an upper corner of Washington state is the little town of Prosper, where the wealthy live in glass-walled splendor facing the cliffs, the forest, the water-sluiced vegetation, eagles, deer, beavers'and the snarling, ferocious hounds owned by Kent and Misty Hubbell, the trashy element in town. Read full book review >

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JACKSON'S CHOICE by Joe Booth
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 18, 2013

"An entertaining-enough thriller that is equally saturated with action and interaction."
With an international backdrop, this interactive adventure is a thrill ride determined to keep readers engaged—to the point where it needs to resort to occasionally nudging them in the "right" direction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Solid, mainstream popular science."
Canadian theoretical physicist Moffat describes efforts to explain several distressing new cosmological phenomena that don't fit comfortably into the theory of relativity. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1999

"TKTK), with more extensive background information and a more serious tone. (500 line drawings)"
From the profession that sets the standards for injury prevention and rehabilitation, a well-laid-out, thorough guide to avoiding musculoskeletal injury and diagnosing and treating it when it does occur. Read full book review >

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THE MOFFATS by Eleanor Estes
Released: Oct. 2, 1941

"The drawings by Louis Slobodkin are just right—line with humor and originality and enough sense of story."
Lots of fun on little money—that might be the theme of this delightful story of the yellow house on New Dollar Street, Cranbury, and the family who lived in it, Mama, Joey, Rufus, Sylvie and 9-year-old Jane (not to mention Madame, the bust that Mama used for trying on ladies' dresses). Read full book review >