Search Results: "Delia Sherman"


BOOK REVIEW

SHERMAN by Lee Kennett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"Sympathetic to Sherman but far from uncritical: a solid contribution to Civil War studies and tactics."
A skillful biography of one of the Civil War's most noteworthy—and notorious—military leaders. Read full book review >

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SHERMAN by Steven E. Woodworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A crisp assessment of a warrior who perfected the doctrine of striking at the enemy's economic resources and will to resist, making the South so sick of war 'that generations would pass away before they would again appeal to it.'"
A fast-paced look at the military career of Grant's most trusted, effective subordinate, the latest from the publisher's handy Great Generals Series. Read full book review >

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SHERMAN by John F. Marszalek
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Despite his sometimes heavy-handed psychobiographical theme, Marszalek succeeds in making this gruff, complex warrior come alive."
An exhaustive but engaging biography that plumbs the personality of William Tecumseh Sherman—and attempts to explain the Civil War general's personal and military decisions as arising from a psychological need for order and control. 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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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 EVIL WIZARD SMALLBONE by Delia Sherman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Fans of fantasy will be captivated—and hoping for a sequel. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
It is an enduring, unforgiving Maine winter when 12-year-old runaway Nick Reynaud seeks shelter on a frigid night by knocking on the door of small-town evil wizard Zachariah Smallbone. Read full book review >

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THE PORCELAIN DOVE by Delia Sherman
Released: May 6, 1993

"A dazzling display of period detail, and a slew of authentic- seeming characters—but all disappointingly held in thrall to a narrative that lumbers on to a by-now-longed-for end."
Combining history, fairy tale, and period literary fashions, Sherman (the paperback Through a Brazen Mirror) offers a sprawling 18th-century epic that could be improved with some 20th-century editing. Read full book review >

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THE ESSENTIAL BORDERTOWN by Terri  Windling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Over to you."
Of that egregious title, readers might well demand: —Essential— to whom? Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF THE KINGS by Ellen Kushner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 5, 2002

"Immensely appealing, intelligent, and great fun."
Sequel to 1987's Swordspoint: A Melodrama of Manners, a tale set in an imaginary city that Kushner herself described as "not-quite-equal parts of Elizabethan London, 18th-century Paris, a dash of Regency of both, and even a little New York . . . . Read full book review >

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SHERMAN CRUNCHLEY by Laura Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Such a little word to create such anxiety, though the authors' point will not be lost on young readers: if you say no, the house will not fall down and family and friends will not flee; this time, the negative has positive potential. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sherman learns how to be his own dog in a tale that revolves around the ability—or, in Sherman's case, inability—to say no. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1995

"A fresh, needed reinterpretation of Sherman the man, but a bit overwritten and sometimes off-base in its psychologizing."
The battles of the Civil War become background scenery in this long, sober examination of the mind and personality of ``Cump'' Sherman, 19th-century American military icon. Read full book review >