Search Results: "Christine Sneed"


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CHRISTINE by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 29, 1983

"King's blend of adolescent raunch, All-American sentiment, and unsubtle spookery has never, since Carrie, been more popcorn-readable—with immense appeal for all those fans interested in the 522-page equivalent of a drive-in horror movie."
The Exorcist meets My Mother, The Car. . . in a chiller that takes a nifty Twilight Zone notion and stretches it out to King-sized proportions—with teen-gab galore, horror-flick mayhem, epic foreshadowing, and endlessly teased-out suspense. Read full book review >

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PARIS, HE SAID by Christine Sneed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"Sneed should be applauded for not diving headlong into salaciousness, which her subject matter could invite. But her touch is so light that the issues at stake feel inconsequential."
A mild meditation on art and relationships by the author of Little Known Facts (2013).Read full book review >

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LITTLE KNOWN FACTS by Christine Sneed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Sneed effectively blurs the line between fact and fiction and brings each character to life."
Sneed's debut novel, which follows a short story collection (Portraits of a Few People I've Made Cry, 2010), goes beyond the tabloid headlines and chronicles the lives of those who orbit a famous actor. Read full book review >

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THE VIRGINITY OF FAMOUS MEN by Christine Sneed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Tenderly portrayed and sharply observed. A rich collection."
Sneed follows her recent novel (Paris, He Said, 2015, etc.) with a new, wide-ranging collection of short stories. Read full book review >

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CHRISTINE FALLS by Benjamin Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"A good story, and gorgeous writing."
A boozy, bitter pathologist becomes a most unwilling detective when he uncovers a baby-trafficking scheme in Dublin in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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FEEDING CHRISTINE by Barbara Chepaitis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2000

"Four likable women and an unusual plot that lets readers learn to know them: a fine debut."
Memory, tradition, and family are the ingredients for a tale about how food can save the soul. Read full book review >

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TRYING TO SAVE PIGGY SNEED by John Irving
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"The many who cherish his energy and generosity as a novelist will find much here to whet their appetites for his next big tale."
An uneven miscellany of fiction, autobiography, and commentary from the author of, most recently, A Son of the Circus (1994). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"For readers intrigued by Nic Bishop Lizards (2010), this may lead to true lizard-love. (suggested resources, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
This lively, information-packed introduction to the world of lizards describes their surprising variety and life in the wild and offers cautions from a long-time reptile fan for those who want to keep lizards as pets. Read full book review >

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AESOP’S FABLES by Brad Sneed
adapted by Brad Sneed, illustrated by Brad Sneed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Aesops abound, but few present the Lessons with such pervasive lightheartedness—and Sneed keeps any violence in the tales far-offstage. (Folktales. 6-8)"
A wordless rendition of "The Tortoise and the Hare" on covers, endpapers, and title spread surrounds 15 more retold fables, with morals appended. Read full book review >

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THUMBELINA by Brad Sneed
adapted by Brad Sneed, illustrated by Brad Sneed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Not perfect, but collections in need of more Anderson will welcome this. (Picture book. 4-9)"
In a new retelling of Anderson's tale of a tiny girl traded from frog to bug to rodent, adaptor and illustrator Sneed creates a lush, Lilliputian world of jewel-eyed insects and gargantuan flowers. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO WAS RAISED BY LIBRARIANS by Brad Sneed
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Kids should get a kick out of the geeky Melvin, his supportive clan of nurturing bibliophiles and his so-very-logical career choice. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A curious boy discovers the library is the best place to be and librarians are the best people to know in this lighthearted homage. Read full book review >