Search Results: "Don Shaw"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 CHINA PANDEMIC by A.R. Shaw
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 4, 2013

"The beginning of what could be a riveting apocalyptic saga."
In the near future, 98 percent of the Earth's population has been wiped out by a virus developed by the Chinese and inadvertently unleashed on the world. In the Pacific Northwest, one man, math professor Graham Morgan, finds the will to live. 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 >