All Summer Long

All Summer Long
Author: Hope Larson
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781466898189
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Release: 2018-05-01
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

*A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018!* All Summer Long, a coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel about summer and friendships, written and illustrated by the Eisner Award–winning and New York Times–bestselling Hope Larson. Thirteen-year-old Bina has a long summer ahead of her. She and her best friend, Austin, usually do everything together, but he's off to soccer camp for a month, and he's been acting kind of weird lately anyway. So it's up to Bina to see how much fun she can have on her own. At first it's a lot of guitar playing, boredom, and bad TV, but things look up when she finds an unlikely companion in Austin's older sister, who enjoys music just as much as Bina. But then Austin comes home from camp, and he's acting even weirder than when he left. How Bina and Austin rise above their growing pains and reestablish their friendship and respect for their differences makes for a touching and funny coming-of-age story.

All Summer Long

All Summer Long
Author: Dorothea Benton Frank
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780062390776
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Release: 2016-05-31
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dorothea Benton Frank novels are filled with smart and witty fiction that every reader wants on their bookshelf: soulful, edgy stories about realistic characters familiar to us all that explore the most deeply felt moments of life with wry humor and heart. All Summer Long follows one charming New York couple – prominent interior designer Olivia Ritchie and her husband Nicholas Seymour, an English professor and true southern gentleman. They are seemingly polar opposites, yet magnetically drawn together and in love for more than fourteen years. As they prepare to relocate to Charleston, S.C., Olivia, the ultimate New Yorker, has reservations about the promise she made to retire in the Lowcountry, where Nick wants to return home and lead a more peaceful life. They are moving north to south, fast pace versus slow pace and downsizing. Nick is ecstatic. Olivia is not. She can’t let Nick know that their finances are not what he thought. Her client list is evaporating, their monetary reserves are dwindling and maybe that house she picked out on Sullivans Island needs too much work. Thank God, for her assistant, Roni Larini, her right (and sometimes left) hand. As they find themselves pondering the next step of their lives, Olivia and Nick travel with her billionaire clients and their friends and are swept up into the world of the ultra-rich and explore the globe with a cast of zany eccentrics over one tumultuous, hot summer. All as Olivia grapples with what lies ahead for her and Nick. This is a story of how plans evolve and lives change in unexpected ways, how even those who have everything are still looking for something more. Even the most successful people can often struggle to keep things together. All Summer Long asks the ultimate question: can money buy happiness? From Sullivans Island to Necker Island to Nantucket to the beaches of Southern Spain, we’ll come to recognize the many faces of true love, love that deepens and endures but only because one woman makes a tremendous leap of faith. And that leap changes everything.

All Summer Long

All Summer Long
Author: Susan Mallery
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781459234536
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Release: 2012-07-31
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Former underwear model turned entrepreneur Clay Stryker has loved, tragically lost and vowed that he'll never risk his heart again. After making his fortune, the youngest of the rugged Stryker brothers returns to Fool's Gold, California, to put down roots on a ranch of his own. But he's frustrated to discover that even in his hometown, people see him only for his world-famous…assets. Firefighter Chantal (Charlie) Dixon grew up an ugly duckling beside her delicately beautiful mother, a feeling reinforced long ago by a man who left soul-deep scars. Now she has good friends, a solid job and the itch to start a family—yet she can't move toward the future while she's haunted by painful memories. Clay finds an unexpected ally, and unexpected temptation, in tomboyish Charlie, the only person who sees beyond his dazzling good looks to the real man beneath. But when Charlie comes to him with an indecent proposal, will they be able to overcome their pasts and find a love that lasts beyond one incredible summer?

Supertoys Last All Summer Long

Supertoys Last All Summer Long
Author: Brian W. Aldiss
Pages: 232
ISBN: 0312280610
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Release: 2001-06-27
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of science fiction tales, including the story of a robot boy who wants nothing more than to be loved by his parents.

Supertoys Last All Summer Long

Supertoys Last All Summer Long
Author: Brian W. Aldiss
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0312280610
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Release: 2001-06-27
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

David is just a little boy, a little boy who loves his mother, and his teddy bear. David wants to make his mummy happy, and tell her he loves her, but can't quite seem to find the words. His verbal communication center is giving him trouble again. He may have to go back to the factory. For more than four decades Brian Aldiss has been confounding the limits of satire, poetry, and science fiction, creating stories from the well of dreamscapes that come up sharp against the cutting edge of our technological society.

All Summer Long

All Summer Long
Author: Bob Greene
Pages: 437
ISBN: 0312955081
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Release: 1995-06-13
Editor: Saint Martin's Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Meeting again at their twenty-fifth anniversary class reunion, three friends, a divorced TV journalist, a high-powered CEO, and an English teacher come up with the idea to spend one last carefree summer on the road together. Reprint.

All Summer Long

All Summer Long
Author: Melody Carlson
Pages: 424
ISBN: 1410491048
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Release: 2016-08-03
Editor: Thorndike Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A CBA Bestselling AuthorFollow Your Heart (Book 2)Tia D'Amico is thrilled to move to San Francisco to help her aunt transform an old luxury yacht into an upscale floating restaurant. She has great memories of San Francisco -- like Leo Parker, her crush from a long-ago sailing camp. When Leo turns out to be the yacht's captain, Tia is floating on air. But will it all come crashing down around her?

All Summer Long

All Summer Long
Author: Gordon Hesse
Pages: 207
ISBN: 0963290673
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Release: 2005
Editor: Valente Publishing House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All Summer Long captures behind-the-scenes stories of beach culture and life over a span of seven decades (particularly the ?60s and ?70s) as seen and told by lifeguards in their own words. Whether you are a beachgoer or one of the few who has guarded our shores, many of these accounts will bring back memories of good days gone by. Author Gordon Hesse lifeguarded for ten years on the beaches of New Jersey and Florida. Based on his own experiences and interviews with nearly three dozen men and women lifeguards (most from Lavallette, a small coastal town on the Jersey Shore), All Summer Long is a compilation of beach tales and lore that traces the evolution of lifeguarding on the Atlantic. Drawn from a long oral tradition, these first-person accounts and recollections tell of triumphs and tragedies and offer insight into lifeguarding's heritage, training, hazing rituals, friendships, social scene, and more.

Summerlong

Summerlong
Author: Dean Bakopoulos
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062321183
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Release: 2015-06-16
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author of Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon and My American Unhappiness delivers his breakout novel: a deft and hilarious exploration of the simmering tensions beneath the surface of a contented marriage which explode in the bedrooms and backyards of a small town over the course of a long, hot summer. In the sweltering heat of one summer in a small Midwestern town, Claire and Don Lowry discover that married life isn’t quite as they’d predicted. One night Don, a father of three, leaves his house for an evening stroll, only to wake up the next morning stoned, and sleeping in a hammock next to a young woman he barely knows. His wife, Claire, leaves the house on this same night to go on a midnight run—only to find herself bumming cigarettes and beer outside the all-night convenience store. As the summer lingers and the temperature rises, this quotidian town’s adults grow wilder and more reckless while their children grow increasingly confused. Claire, Don, and their neighbors and friends find themselves on an existential odyssey, exploring the most puzzling quandaries of marriage and maturity. When does a fantasy become infidelity? When does compromise become resentment? When does routine become boring monotony? Can Claire and Don survive everything that befalls them in this one summer, forgive their mistakes, and begin again? Award-winning writer Dean Bakopoulos delivers a brutally honest and incredibly funny novel about the strange and tenuous ties that bind us, and the strange and unlikely places we find connection. Full of mirth, melancholy, and redemption, Summerlong explores what happens when life goes awry.

All Together Now

All Together Now
Author: Hope Larson
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780374307929
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Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All Together Now is New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Hope Larson's pitch-perfect graphic novel follow-up for fans of All Summer Long, music lovers, and anyone navigating the ups and downs of friendship. Middle-schooler Bina is having the best time playing in her new band with her friends, Darcy and Enzo. But both the band and her friendships begin to crumble when Darcy and Enzo start dating, effectively relegating Bina to third-wheel status. To make matters worse, Bina's best friend, Austin, starts developing a crush on her . . . one she is not sure she reciprocates. Now Bina must follow her heart. Can she navigate its twists and turns before the lights come up and the music starts playing?

A Wrinkle in Time The Graphic Novel

A Wrinkle in Time  The Graphic Novel
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781466833951
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Release: 2012-10-02
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O'Keefe, and the three Mrs--Who, Whatsit, and Which--the memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe in the Newbery award-winning classic A Wrinkle in Time. But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated. Now, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined interpretations of tessering and favorite characters like the Happy Medium and Aunt Beast. Perfect for old fans and winning over new ones, this graphic novel adaptation is a must-read. This graphic novel is best read on a tablet device.

Summer Nights

Summer Nights
Author: Susan Mallery
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780373776870
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Release: 2012-06-26
Editor: HQN Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Horse whisperer Shane Stryker, who is looking for a sensible woman who will be content with the quiet life of a rancher's wife, sets his sights on small-town librarian Annabelle Weiss, who has a wild side that tests his resolve.

Chiggers

Chiggers
Author: Hope Larson
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781416935872
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Release: 2008-06-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Abby thinks the new girl at summer camp, Shasta, is great because they both like all the same things, but Abby's friends can stand her, leaving Abby in the middle of a tough situation. Simultaneous.

If It Takes All Summer

If It Takes All Summer
Author: William D. Matter
Pages: 471
ISBN: 9781469620244
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Release: 2017-03-01
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The termination of the war and the fate of the Union hung in the balance in May of 1864 as Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Potomac clashed in the Virginia countryside--first in the battle of the Wilderness, where the Federal army sustained greater losses than at Chancellorsville, and then further south in the vicinity of Spotsylvania Courthouse, where Grant sought to cut Lee's troops off from the Confederate capital of Richmond. This is the first book-length examination of the pivotal Spotsylvania campaign of 7-21 May. Drawing on extensive research in manuscript collections across the country and an exhaustive reading of the available literature, William Matter sets the strategic stage for the campaign before turning to a detailed description of tactical movements. He offers abundant fresh material on race from the Wilderness to Spotsylvania, the role of Federal and Confederate calvary, Emory Upton's brilliantly conceived Union assault on 10 May, and the bitter clash on 19 May at the Harris farm. Throughout the book, Matter assesses each side's successes, failures, and lost opportunities and sketches portraits of the principal commanders. The centerpiece of the narrative is a meticulous and dramatic treatment of the horrific encounter in the salient that formed the Confederate center on 12 May. There the campaign reached its crisis, as soldiers waged perhaps the longest and most desperate fight of the entire war for possession of the Bloody Angle--a fight so savage that trees were literally shot to pieces by musket fire. Matter's sure command of a mass of often-conflicting testimony enables him to present by far the clearest account to date of this immensely complex phase of the battle. Rigorously researched, effectively presented, and well supported by maps, this book is a model tactical study that accords long overdue attention to the Spotsylvania campaign. It will quickly take its place in the front rank of military studies of the Civil War.

Long Summer Nights

Long Summer Nights
Author: Aharon Appelfeld
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781609808990
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Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Seven Stories Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The second and last children's book by the extraordinary Holocaust survivor and Hebrew-language author of the award-winning Adam & Thomas. A mystical and transcendent journey of two wanderers, an eleven-year-old boy and an old man to whom the boy has been entrusted by his father, a Jew, fleeing the ravages of the war by the late award winning author, Aharon Appelfeld. The old man is a former Ukranian commander, revered by the soldiers under his command, who has gone blind and chosen the life of a wanderer as his last spiritual adventure. The child, now disguised as a Ukranian non-Jew, learns from the old man how to fend for himself and how to care for others. In the tradition of The Alchemist, the travelers learn from each other and the boy grows stronger and wiser as the old man teaches him the art of survival and, through the stories he shares, the reasons for living. Long Summer Nights carries its magic not only in the words, but also in the silences between them.

All Summer Long

All Summer Long
Author: Susan Mallery
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780373776948
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Release: 2012-07-31
Editor: HQN Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Returning home to Fool's Gold, California, former model Clay Stryker finds an unexpected ally in firefighter Chantal Dixon, a tomboy who, haunted by painful memories, sees beyond his good looks to the real man beneath.

Be Prepared

Be Prepared
Author: Vera Brosgol
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781250313812
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Release: 2018-04-24
Editor: First Second
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Beautifully drawn, brutally funny, brilliantly honest. Vera is such a good cartoonist I almost can’t stand it.” —Raina Telgemeier, author of Smile In Be Prepared, all Vera wants to do is fit in—but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of luxury, but there's one summer camp in her price range—Russian summer camp. Vera is sure she's found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the "cool girl" drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!

Gray Horses

Gray Horses
Author: Hope Larson
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1442069090
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Release: 2009-08-18
Editor: Paw Prints
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

No'emie is a French exchange student, on her own for the first time in the United States, when she befriends Anna, a baker's daughter who sculpts in bread, finds herself the target of a mysterious photographer, and has strange dreams.

The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9781451678192
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Release: 2012-04-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The tranquility of Mars is disrupted by humans who want to conquer space, colonize the planet, and escape a doomed Earth.

Compass South

Compass South
Author: Hope Larson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781466895935
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Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It's 1860 in New York City. When 12-year-old twins Alexander and Cleopatra's father disappears, they join the Black Hook Gang and are caught by the police pulling off a heist. They agree to reveal the identity of the gang in exchange for tickets to New Orleans. But once there, Alex is shanghaied to work on a ship that is heading for San Francisco via Cape Horn. Cleo stows away on a steamer to New Granada where she hopes to catch a train to San Francisco to find her brother. Neither Alexander nor Cleo realizes the real danger they are in-they are being followed by pirates who think they hold the key to treasure. How they outwit the pirates and find each other makes for a fast-paced, breathtaking adventure. A Margaret Ferguson Book