Search Results: "Don Shaw"


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BORDERS by Roy Jacobsen
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"An artful deconstruction of nationalism through the prism of personal loss and reconciliation. Read Jacobsen's novel carefully to savor its images and themes."
In the immediate aftermath of World War II, a son named Robert is born to Maria, a Belgian teacher and nurse, in the Ardennes, a borderland region spanning Belgium, Luxembourg, France, and Germany. Read full book review >

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CHILD WONDER by Roy Jacobsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Jacobsen has a reputation. This work can only harm it."
From the respected Norwegian novelist (The New Water, 1997, etc.), an artless trifle about the impact of a small girl on a family in Oslo. Read full book review >

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OH YEAH, AUDREY! by Tucker Shaw
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Any teen who's ever dreamed big or worshipped a star from afar will relate to this lightweight but nonetheless enchanting novel about identity and self-worth. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teen blogger obsessed with Audrey Hepburn organizes a magical weekend for fellow Breakfast at Tiffany's fans.Read full book review >

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SAFE by Susan Shaw
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Compelling and affecting, especially for Shaw's audience. (Fiction. YA)"
After her devastating look at the effects of child abuse in The Boy from the Basement (2006), Shaw deftly tackles another difficult topic: the psychological wounds caused by a violent rape. Read full book review >

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ANXIOUS HEARTS by Tucker Shaw
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"It may appeal to romance readers in need of a fix but is unlikely to entertain a broader audience. (Romance/historical fiction. 11 & up)"
The tragic tales of two pairs of lovers weave in and out in this tale based on a hoary classic. Read full book review >

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THINANDBEAUTIFUL.COM by Liane Shaw
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The plain narrative voice sounds like it could have been written by any average teen, making this a realistic-feeling read, if not a particularly artistic one. (Fiction. 13-16)"
This single-focus anorexia novel includes the contemporary element of "pro-ana" Internet influence. Read full book review >

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NEVER PAINT A STRANGER by Patricia Shaw
Released: May 10, 1989

A new entry in the endangered (female) species mode, with tall, redheaded Hanna the gorgeous tracking down a family heirloom—a FabergÇ triptych made for the Czar—in Switzerland, with a hero and a knave hot on her heels. Read full book review >

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A WIDER TOMORROW by Margret Shaw
Released: Oct. 15, 1990

While Roberta ponders whether to go to university or to follow her friend Michael to America, where he'll train as a skier, her grandmother describes her own early years struggling for the rights of women while Britain was distracted by WW I. "Grandmother, why didn't you marry my Grandfather?" asks Roberta, and Tiffany explains: One of 11 children, all girls, she was unware of the women's movement until her father's death sent her to live with an aunt who took her to suffrage meetings, while her husband taught Tiffany auto mechanics—later her ticket to becoming an ambulance driver in France. Read full book review >

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THE SCARE by Robert Shaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 10, 2011

"An overcooked contemporary Gothic splatter-fest."
Jealousy is at the heart of this brutal horror story pulsing with axe-wielding gnomes and blood-spewing cats. Read full book review >

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Released: May 6, 1994

"Shaw makes a persuasive case free from ideological cant, but the battle he fights is by now a familiar staple in the cultural wars, so his sense of urgency and outrage is less than compelling."
Another salvo in the war on political correctness in literary criticism. Read full book review >

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READING DANTE by Prue Shaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"Read this book to discover Dante the man, the pilgrim and the poet. Then go read his greatest poem. He's well-worth the exploration, and Shaw is a Virgil-like guide."
Dante expert Shaw (Emeritus, Italian Studies/Univ. Coll. London; editor: Dante: Monarchy, 1996) explains The Divine Comedy so easily and simply, she eliminates all trepidation in anyone daunted by his masterpiece, "the greatest poem of the Middle Ages and perhaps the greatest single work of Western literature." Read full book review >

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THE DISABLED WORKFORCE by Rachel Shaw
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"An invaluable guidebook to disability law for American employers."
An overview of the history, strengths, and unforeseen weaknesses of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read full book review >