Search Results: "A. L. Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

Making Rain and Other Things Is Our Business! by A. L. Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2013

"A collection of lighthearted, chuckle-worthy tales with an inventive hook."
A pair of British Cloud Machine operators takes a variety of humorous weather-creating jobs in this picaresque debut story collection. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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BOOK REVIEW

HOME AND DRY by Sarah L. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An offbeat entertainment worthy of return visits. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A mildly eccentric story about what happens when the rain stops. Read full book review >

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HOT, SOUR, SALTY, SWEET by Sherri L. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"You are what you eat' may be true; 'You are what you cook' makes a far more interesting story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Ana Shen looks forward to an evening with her crush, Jamie Tabata. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Sally Field Can Play The Transsexual  by Leslie L. Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2014

"A sincere journey of transformation that successfully balances politics and storytelling with heartwarming results."
In Smith's novel, a young man finds that it's time to grow up and change his reckless behavior after he loses his dear friend to AIDS. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLYGIRL by Sherri L. Smith
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A vibrant picture of WWII women and of Jim Crow as it was then. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
During World War II, a semi-military unit of women pilots, the WASPs, fought for their chance to serve their country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPARROW by Sherri L. Smith
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 11, 2006

"A moving story that rings true. (Fiction. 12-18)"
An African-American teen's search for family leads from Chicago to the warmth and revelry of New Orleans at Mardi Gras. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PASADENA by Sherri L. Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A stylish exploration of loss. (Fiction. 12-18)"
When her best friend, Maggie, apparently commits suicide, Jude thinks it might actually be murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"A fine yarn for mariners, armchair or otherwise, and a cautionary tale for those who do business in great waters. (Illustrations—not seen.)"
A fascinatingly detailed account of how a handful of Japanese sailing enthusiasts overcame cultural tradition and public disinterest to make their country a credible contender for one of yachting's greatest prizes—the America's Cup. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRETTA MARTYN by L. Neil Smith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Noteworthy for its increasingly batty attempts to transplant old-time windjammer swashbuckling into space, and a political subtext that drones in the background like a half-heard but annoying chuckle."
More space-pirate folderol, following Henry Martyn (1989). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Sharing by Anne L. Smith
NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 2013

"Her admirable humility, along with the advice in her book, will serve as useful guidance for anyone trying to walk a spiritual path."
Messages channeled by Smith provide the basis for this compendium of metaphysical insights and advice for spiritual living. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AMERICAN ZONE by L. Neil Smith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"For fans only."
Lamely comic sequel to Probability Broach (not reviewed) has hard-drinking, big-eating, pistol-packing, Colorado good-ol'-boy p.i. Read full book review >