Search Results: "Ellen Sussman"


BOOK REVIEW

FRENCH LESSONS by Ellen Sussman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2011

"Pleasantly evocative escape to the City of Love."
Three attractive French tutors guide each of their American charges through an unforgettable day in Paris. Read full book review >

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ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS by Ellen Sussman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2004

"Good sex scenes in an otherwise run-of -the-mill pseudo-literary romance."
Dying woman finds true love before it's too late—in a so-so debut. Read full book review >

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THE PARADISE GUEST HOUSE by Ellen Sussman
Released: March 26, 2013

"A respectful and earnest but far from edgy treatment of devastation's aftermath."
Two damaged people reach tentatively toward healing after the 2002 terrorist bombing in Bali. Read full book review >

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BAD GIRLS by Ellen Sussman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 1, 2007

"First-rate execution by top-notch talent saves a shaky premise."
Grasping-at-straws anthology compiled by California novelist Sussman (On a Night Like This, 2004). Read full book review >

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ELLEN TEBBITS by Louis Darling
FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 1951

"An eraser clapping session, however, patches the quarrel."
It seems obvious from this entrancing successor to Henry Huggins that the author is as well acquainted with the whisperings, weeps and whoops of third grade distaff side as she is with the ways of young men like Henry. Read full book review >

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CINDY ELLEN by Susan Lowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"Bright, stylish, and with a boosterish concluding note on women in rodeo. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-9)"
From the author of The Bootmaker and the Elves (1997), another ripsnortin' Western take on a traditional fairy tale. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE FOR MR. SUSSMAN by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2008

"Another winner from a master. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Bubbie is a matchmaker with a great record of success. Read full book review >

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BECOMING ELLEN by Shari Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A tale of kindhearted, hesitant heroism, with a little vigilante justice."
Ellen and her blind best friend, Temerity, again take on the wrongs of this world, letting neither emotional scarring nor physical disability stand in their way. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE ELLEN by Shari Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2014

"What could be a charming tale of redemption becomes a heavy-handed fable."
Abandoned by her mother when she was just 5, Ellen bounced from foster families to group homes, learning to hide from the world. Shy, reclusive and obese, she's socially invisible to most people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A map of Richmond would have been a nice addition. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Told in a series of letters between young freed slave Liza Bowser and Miss Bet (Elizabeth L. Van Lew), who freed young Liza and sent her from Richmond, Virginia, to Philadelphia to be educated, this is fiction based on facts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLEN AND PENGUIN by Clara Vulliamy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A lovely, warm story that makes a nice companion to Oxenbury's Tom and Pippo books. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The idea isn't new—Ellen's toy penguin, protected with motherly care and concern, is part imaginary friend and part surrogate for her own timidity—but it's explored here with unusual delicacy. Read full book review >