Search Results: "Ira Sher"


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SINGER by Ira Sher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2009

"Elliptical, unsettling and strangely fascinating."
A New Jersey gallery owner accompanies a traveling salesman on an impressionistic, campy circumnavigation of the South in Sher's follow-up to Gentlemen of Space (2003). Read full book review >

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GENTLEMEN OF SPACE by Ira Sher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2003

"A mysterious and gentle tale of loss conjured out of a more optimistic generation's shattered dreams."
What if a civilian were chosen to join a mission to the moon—and never came back? That's the basic premise in storywriter Sher's debut. Read full book review >

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A BOOK TO MAKE NOTE OF
by Julie Danielson

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. There will be more than a handful of children’s books marketed as perfect for Mother’s Day, I’ve no doubt. Some may even be good, while others will surely be saccharine sweet.

Emil Sher’s Away, illustrated by Qin Leng, isn’t going to be marketed as such (which is a relief), but the mother-daughter bond ...


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BREAKING FREE by Abby Sher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2014

"Harrowing, yes—and inspiring. (glossary, resources, afterword) (Nonfiction. 14-17)"
The harrowing real-life stories of three girls who turned their experiences as sex-trafficked children into a fight to destroy the practice. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"An inspiring story for young people who may be facing similar problems, rendered in charming, self-deprecating humor."
A witty memoir about living with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Read full book review >

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ALL THE WAYS THE WORLD CAN END by Abby Sher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"The novel's pacing is occasionally uneven, but Lenny's grief feels palpable and honest. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Lenny's compulsive behaviors intensify as her father's cancer prognosis declines. Read full book review >

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MIDDLEPOST by Antony Sher
Released: April 6, 1989

In his first novel, South African-born actor Sher, now living in England, offers an inventive and tragicomic vision of his birthplace through the misadventures of a Jewish immigrant from Lithuania—despised there as the family fool—who arrives at the Cape of Good Hope at the turn of the century. Read full book review >

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THE INDOOR BOY by Antony Sher
Released: May 1, 1992

"Slow to start but ultimately gripping."
The final days of apartheid are the setting for the salvation of Leon, a determinedly nonheroic South African exile, in this ambitious third novel (Middlepost, 1989, etc.) from South African- born actor and writer Sher, now living in London. Read full book review >

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HEARTS & OTHER BODY PARTS by Ira Bloom
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"A reworking of some classic stories that will entertain its readers even if it doesn't stay with them very long. (Fantasy. 13-18) "
Franklin N. "Norm" Stein, a scarred teen with acromegaly, starts at a new school where he meets a trio of sisters who are witches and helps them escape the thrall of two vampires. Read full book review >

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TO THE HOOP by Ira Berkow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 1997

"Touching, inspiring, funny, and never self-indulgent, this is a sporting memoir that will connect with readers on many levels. ($35,000 ad/promo; author tour; radio satellite tour)"
Using as a backdrop his lifelong devotion to playing basketball, Berkow, a respected New York Times sportswriter, shares his perspectives on life, death, sickness, health, and, of course, the quest for the perfect drive to the hoop. Read full book review >

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THE WEDDING SONG by Ira Eisenstadt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A swing and a miss."
An aging baseball player struggles with life off the field. Read full book review >