"When 17-year-old Mattie's best friend heads to boarding school for the summer, and others are padding their resumes and touring colleges, Mattie stays in her Rhode Island hometown to dive headlong into her studies with Miyu, the cranky daughter of famous Japanese escape artist Akiko, who died suddenly in a plane crash. Picking locks and undoing straitjackets is empowering for Mattie, but she feels the need to closely guard her fixation: "My thing was weird. Dangerous. My thing required an explanation." Sections narrated in Mattie's amusingly self-aware, exuberant voice are interspersed with Akiko's diary entries. Callahan's first novel explores the impact of leading a double life and risking discovery at every turn. Through a tough-minded heroine, Callahan urges readers to think independently, take risks, and embrace their interests. Ages 13-up. Agent: Jen Chen Tran,Bradford Literary. (June)"
(7/17) Author talk: "The Literary Landscape of the Ozarks" as part of the Environmental Humanities Public Talk series co-sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council and the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Address: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Excerpt: "Furman creates memorable characters, with beautiful prose and a love of the natural world - detailing palmetto, magnolia, sweet gum and other trees as well as orange varietals - and some Yiddish vernacular thrown in. Readers are likely to crave a glass of fresh-squeezed juice."
Holding the Net9780998701226
(5/9) Q&A Article on
LivHome.com: "What's a Conversation Plan, and How Can it Help Your Clients and Their Aging Parents?"
Excerpt: "I confess I am taken with Father Slattery's Heroism and Genius. It is one of the brainiest-yet-accessible books I've read in a long time. Go buy a copy for yourself, and buy another one for your favorite priest. We've got a lot of work to do."
Excerpt: "To say that this is marvelous reading is a sinful understatement; to say that it is eminently readable is just a fact. Read this book and next Sunday go stare at your parish priest-he comes from a long line of the ultimate shakers and makers of our world"
Excerpt: "I found Sikorra to be authentic, honest, and faith-filled. Defying Gravity is a book that is sure to accompany the reader through difficult and dark situations, especially if s/he is also a caregiver for a child with special needs. The gift and beauty of our children shines through in Sikorra's appreciation for life, even in the midst of tragedy and sorrow. By sharing his boys with us through his book, we are better able to understand God's infinite plan for every human life and also increase gratitude for the life we have, too, however broken it may be."
Review from Founder & CEO, JS Daw & Associates:
Excerpt: "Unicorns Uniteis readable without preaching. And it's fun with whimsical, colourful drawings of unicorns - a signature of Vu Le and his weekly Nonprofit AF blog (see below). Each drawing provides important messages in an easy to identify with and understandable format. Plus it also just puts a smile on my face to read the messages so cleverly presented."
Excerpt: "I was going to liken 'Russian Resurgence' to Nelson DeMille as well, but John le Carré or even Leon Uris might make for better comparisons. A cautionary tale that seems to become more prescient every day."
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