Search Results: "Charles S. Sherman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BROKEN AND THE WHOLE by Charles S. Sherman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2014

"Deeply moving, extraordinarily thought-provoking and entirely humane."
A meaningful portrayal of how tragedy affected and transformed one family and especially one religious leader. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 1992

"Barkley will win few friends here, but his blatant honesty is perversely refreshing and likely of wide appeal. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Aptly titled, this autobiography of the Philadelphia 76ers' ``Round Mound of Rebound,'' written with Sports Illustrated's Johnson, is calculated for full shock value—and delivers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Slapdash treatment of an important topic."
A tedious, repetitive and self-indulgent attempt to make the news cycle transparent. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Pyle's paintings give the feeling of baseball, players and the parks in which they played in active and accurate portraits that match the writing—strong sports reporting, both visually and textually, to provide readers, be they baseball fans or not, the excitement of games and the efforts of a player whose feat has yet to be matched in modern times. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
"The Splendid Splinter," aka Ted Williams, was a baseball phenom. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC MIRROR OF THE MERMAID QUEEN by Delia Sherman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Still, the imaginative rendering of a familiar city populated by fictional characters and magical beings may be enough to entice readers to overlook the inside jokes and broad characterizations. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Sequel to Changeling (2006), the plot of this overlong fantasy is simple: A young human girl who has been raised by a magic white rat and a Pooka must find and return a magical talisman in order to save her Central Park home from danger. Read full book review >

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THE FREEDOM MAZE by Delia Sherman
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"Multilayered, compassionate and thought-provoking, a timely read on the sesquicentennial of America's Civil War. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
It's 1960, but on the decayed Fairchild sugar plantation in rural Louisiana, vestiges of a grimmer past remain—the old cottage, overgrown garden maze, relations between white and black races. Read full book review >

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WINDLEAF by Josepha Sherman
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"If plot elements and language are a little old- fashioned and familiar, honor and romance are served, and the reader is—at least temporarily—diverted. (Fiction. 12+)"
A tale of love between mortal and fairy (actually, half- fairy); of a fierce and fickle fairy father; and of the trials and tribulations set before the mortal ere he's granted the hand of his fair lady. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"The casual distaste that many of the British display for the Jews (and, to a lesser extent, the Arabs) will discomfit many, but this is a readable version of the battle for Israeli independence from a perspective that will be unfamiliar to most Americans."
Sherman (Island Refuge: Britain and Refugees from the Third Reich, not reviewed) is uniquely positioned to write on the British experience of Palestine: Born in Jerusalem under the mandate, he is a lawyer and historian. Read full book review >

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Girlhood in America by Suzanne Sherman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2015

"A useful sourcebook and an entertaining read."
This nonfiction collection offers more than 50 entertaining, informative memoir pieces about American girlhood from 1910 to 2010. Read full book review >

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RESERVATION BLUES by Sherman Alexie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Blues as biting, sharp and timeless as any by Robert Johnson or Bessie Smith. (First printing of 40,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
With the same brilliant mix of dark humor, sorrow, and cultural awareness that distinguished The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993), Alexie's first novel tells the bittersweet story of an all-Indian blues and rock-and-roll band. Read full book review >

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ORPHANS OF THE NIGHT by Josepha Sherman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 1995

"A winner from beginning to end. (Fiction/short stories. 11-15)"
Sherman (Windleaf, 1993, etc.) promises ``no clichÇd vampires, no trite and toothless werewolves,'' and the 14 contributors to this collection, most well known to fantasy fans, deliver on that promise. Read full book review >