Search Results: "Dave Shaw"


BOOK REVIEW

HERE COMES THE ROAR by Dave Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"The real thing."
A hypnotic novella and three quirky stories from the second winner of the Katherine Anne Porter award in short fiction. Read full book review >

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THE COLOR OF SILENCE by Liane Shaw
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"For a nonverbal teen who is a character and not just a plot device, leave this aside and try Sharon Draper's Out of My Mind (2010). (Fiction. 12-16)"
A traumatized teen heals with the help of a Very Special Disabled Girl who exists to teach her an Important Lesson. Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2003

"An amusing premise may get teen readers to pick this up, but, like Shaw's advice, it's completely dispensable. (Nonfiction. YA)"
Teenagers are funnier and smarter than this mildly amusing browser. Read full book review >

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FOSTERGIRLS by Liane Shaw
CLASSICS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Sadie's edgy account of finding a real place for herself in the world will keep readers thoroughly engaged. (Fiction 12 & up)"
Fifteen-year-old Sadie provides a moving depiction of life as a foster child. Read full book review >

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TUNNEL VISION by Susan Shaw
FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"An emotional roller-coaster ride through adolescent angst and thriller suspense. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Danger dominates the life of a 16-year-old girl who sees her mother murdered and tries to escape the same fate. Read full book review >

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THE BOY FROM THE BASEMENT by Susan Shaw
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"This affecting, ultimately uplifting examination of a boy's recovery from extreme child abuse is a stunner and certain to attract readers. (Fiction. 12+)"
Charlie, 12, can't read and doesn't even know his last name. Read full book review >

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DEAD FOR A DUCAT by Simon Shaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 12, 1996

"Philip's fifth is lightsome and literate, but distressingly devoid of the real malice that gave The Villain of the Earth (1995) such an edge."
An offer of a ú100,000 for only eight weeks of work in Kenneth Kilmaine's film Midnight Rider? Read full book review >

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THE FEATHER AND THE STONE by Patricia Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Period adventure and romance—Aussie-style—at a lathering gallop."
From the author of River of the Sun (1992): another billy- rattling, sweatily atmospheric yarn of life in pioneer Australia. Read full book review >

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THE TREES by Ali Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A big, unclassifiable novel; it's worth the effort to enter a world that is never what it appears."
An ecological sermon, bildungsroman, mystery, fairy tale, and horror story all combined into a novel about an improbable journey. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 1996

"With no overriding theory to help us reach a useful balance between striving for fun and accepting responsibility, this thesis devolves into a superficial, rambling, cocktail party monologue."
Shaw raises important questions about balancing pleasure and responsibility in modern society but defeats his own purpose with superficial analysis and smug prose. Read full book review >

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HAVOC by Jamie Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A generally successful, fun romance from an author to watch."
When Hailey meets her spoiled cousin's ex-boyfriend Mike, an up-and-coming rock star, she's stunned by their mutual attraction, especially when it becomes clear that being with him could mean the end of her own dreams. Read full book review >