Search Results: "Jacquelyn Small"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

Small is a former addictions therapist now practicing ``transpersonal psychology,'' a New Age psychotherapeutic approach that combines a cornucopia of ideas and techniques. Read full book review >

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SMALL by Clara Vulliamy
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"While not especially inspired, this is a warm tribute to the relationship of children with their toys. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lot of things are needed for his first sleepover, and Tom packs and repacks his little suitcase trying to find room for it all; but has he forgotten an important item? Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"Whether he'll get back home in time for tea is anybody's guess. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
On pages designed to look as if they come from a grubby notebook, an eight-year-old explorer records and illustrates fantastical adventures that start (and perhaps stay, to judge from internal hints) in his own backyard. Read full book review >

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SMALL BLESSINGS by Martha Woodroof
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A pleasant read about ordinary people dealing with extraordinary circumstances and the optimism that guides them."
In this debut novel, the arrival of a spunky new manager at the local bookstore heralds a sea change in the college and community it serves. Read full book review >

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SMALL MEMORIES by José Saramago
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2011

"A nonfictional footnote to a brilliant career in fiction."
A slim, elliptical, often poetic memoir by the late Portuguese winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Read full book review >

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SMALL WARS by Sadie Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"A darkly compelling account of honor and disillusionment with contemporary resonance, less wrenching than Jones's first novel but nevertheless a confirmation of her considerable talent."
Another intensely buttoned-up British scenario from Jones, who shows a marriage and a belief tested during the Cyprus Emergency. Read full book review >

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SMALL MIRACLES by Edward M. Lerner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Well handled but predictable."
Another science-fiction-ish thriller from Lerner (Fools' Experiments, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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SMALL CHANGE by Elizabeth Hay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"With its masterfully crafted tonalities, this analysis of friendship has a dark urgency that's as instructive as it is unsettling."
A collection, first published in Canada in 1997, that follows on the heels of Hay's universally praised first novel, A Student of Weather (2000), about one woman's friends and acquaintances, linked like so many pearls of wisdom on strands of razor wire. Read full book review >

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SMALL WONDER by Barbara Kingsolver
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 2001

"Good intentions and craft marred by sanctimony."
Wearing her essayist hat, novelist Kingsolver (The Poisonwood Bible, 1998, etc.) responds to the September 11th terror attacks with a collection addressing the wonders of life. Read full book review >

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SMALL CEREMONIES by Carol Shields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"A welcome and well-deserved second life for a story now almost 20 years old."
The 1995 Pulitzer Prize winner's first novel, originally distributed in the US by McGraw-Hill. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1992

"A small, well-written work, decent enough, that gives no real prescriptions: It's simply a sentimental get-well card for those suffering from corporate malaise."
Cowan, once a working priest, now a management guru, presents more than two score sermonettes advocating general probity in the world of mammon. Read full book review >

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SMALL VICTORIES by Sallie Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"A shriving family portrait gallery, both compassionate and ruthless."
``There isn't much sap in this family anymore. Read full book review >