Search Results: "Claire Bidwell Smith"


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THE RULES OF INHERITANCE by Claire Bidwell Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"Recommended for adults in their teens, 20s and 30s who are interested in stories of loss and the aftermath of a parent's death."
A young psychotherapist's nonlinear debut memoir describing myriad personal tragedies including the deaths of both parents. Read full book review >

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AFTER THIS by Claire Bidwell Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 2015

"A touch morbid and obsessive, and in the end, probably not all that helpful to those struggling with grief."
An angst-ridden search for the afterlife. Read full book review >

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FELIX AND THE BLUE DRAGON by Angela McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"An extra. (Picture book. 4-8)"
First published in 1993 and reissued in 2005, it's the art that makes this British import worth the trip. Read full book review >

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Released: April 20, 1989

Baseball slugger Baylor reflects on his life in the sport (with some help from Smith, baseball columnist for the Hartford Courant). Read full book review >

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CLAIRE DEDERER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Longtime critic and essayist Claire Dederer has always had a slight obsession with film director Roman Polanski. So in the summer of 2011, a year after the release of Poser, her gutsy, bestselling debut memoir about yoga and motherhood, she set out to write her next book with him in mind. “I was working on that book,” Dederer recalls ...


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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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GRUMPY PANTS by Claire Messer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"Really well turned, with balance, momentum, and all the right notes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The grumps are particularly vexing when you are a little penguin and you don't even know where they came from. Read full book review >

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MONKEY AND THE LITTLE ONE by Claire Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"The story looks beautiful, but the depths of the issue are never plumbed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mouse disturbs a monkey's tranquility but soon turns from irksome to indispensable in Alexander's tale of friendship's often strange course. Read full book review >

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HAN KANG
by Megan Labrise

Han Kang’s fierce, fresh fiction has the book world abuzz: The Vegetarian, her first novel to be translated from Korean to English, won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. It is one of “The 10 Best Books of 2016,” according to the New York Times Book Review.It is ripe with searing imagery that won’t soon leave you. So ...


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WINTERSPELL by Claire Legrand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"An overbusy mishmash. (Fantasy. 15-17)"
A Nutcracker retelling includes a Victorian mob princess/warrior heroine, an alternate New York City, steampunk faeries and an epic multigenerational battle.Read full book review >