Search Results: "Deborah Sharp"


BOOK REVIEW

DEBORAH by Esther Singer Kreitman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Essentially a curiosity, of some documentary value, but only marginal literary interest."
Accusatory autobiographical fiction, first published in 1936 as The Devil's Dance, enumerates the frustrations of an intellectually curious woman denied opportunities for education and self-expression. Read full book review >

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SHARP by David Fitzpatrick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Fitzpatrick slam-dunks readers into the grim, murky bowels of his psychotic ordeal, yet provides a promising coda for himself and those jonesing for a 'normal' life."
A young man harrowingly details the depth of a two-decade bout with mental illness. Read full book review >

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SHARP SHOOTER by Nadia Gordon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"The heroine's nickname perfectly suits Gordon's pleasant debut."
Sunny McCoskey is living your basic Northern California daydream. Read full book review >

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MAMA GETS TRASHED by Deborah Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"The odd amalgam of porn, gossip and family values overlaid with forced humor is much less fun than Mama Sees Stars (2011)."
The Bauer gals bicker their way through marital woes, engagement snafus and sexual innuendos. Read full book review >

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MAMA SEES STARS by Deborah Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Sharp combines a workmanlike mystery with an amusing tale of life and love in the kind of Florida town that tourists rarely see."
Sparks fly when Hollywood comes to Himmarshee. Read full book review >

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MAMA GETS HITCHED by Deborah Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"Not as amusing as Mama Rides Shotgun (2009, etc.), but bound to give tourists a look at a Florida that is fast being paved out of existence."
Wedding bells and funeral bells in cow country Florida. Read full book review >

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MAMA RIDES SHOTGUN by Deborah Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"Stephanie Plum goes into the backwoods in an amusingly wild ride through parts of Florida tourists rarely visit."
A family trip to the Florida Cracker Trail to honor the past becomes a hunt for a clever murderer. Read full book review >

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SHARP EDGES by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Krentz's usual lilting, charming prose and slightly eccentric characters find themselves at the service of a regrettably pedestrian suspenser."
Perhaps Krentz's fiction (Grand Passion, 1994, etc.) ought to be packaged with madeleines, if only to reinforce the sense of dÇjÖ vu her fans must feel with every page, tripping over bits and pieces that have been used in her historical romances, written as Amanda Quick, and that may well be incorporated in her science-fictional ones, written as Jayne Castle. Read full book review >

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SHARP TEETH by Toby Barlow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A refreshing leap across genres."
Rival gangs of werewolves duke it out for control of Los Angeles in this dark but oddly tender free-verse novel. Read full book review >

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SHARP OBJECTS by Gillian Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Piercingly effective and genuinely terrifying."
A savage debut thriller that renders the Electra complex electric, the mother/daughter bond a psychopathic stranglehold. Read full book review >

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TWELVE SHARP by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 20, 2006

"Evanovich wisely soft-pedals the mystery, which has never been her strong suit, and finds exactly the right tone of danger-laden farce for Stephanie's duel with the false Ranger, spicing it with a million one-liners, aspiring bond enforcers and hapless criminals on the run."
Trenton's most renowned bounty hunter (Eleven on Top, 2005, etc.) becomes the prey of a delusional stalker. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An odd hybrid in which the personal and political awkwardly jostle one another and tend to get hopelessly mixed up in the fray."
Expressly following the feminist dictum that ``the personal is political,'' Pogrebin (Among Friends, 1986; Family Politics, 1983, etc.), a founding editor of Ms. magazine, mixes memoir with reportage to chart her dual commitment to Judaism and feminism. Read full book review >