Search Results: "Judy Sheehan"


BOOK REVIEW

I WOKE UP DEAD AT THE MALL by Judy Sheehan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 22, 2016

"Sure, the plot is inconceivable, but isn't life? And death? (Fantasy. 14-18)"
A feel-good novel about being dead? Only in this quirky, even romantic story. Read full book review >

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...AND BABY MAKES TWO by Judy Sheehan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"A warm, funny look at foreign adoption and single motherhood from an author who has lived the story."
A single New York City executive travels to China to adopt a baby. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, BOY by Nikki Sheehan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A tension-filled and provocative premise commands readers' attention even if it ultimately misses the mark. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A boy newly arrived to the United States is locked in an outdoor kennel by his abusive adoptive father in this thriller. Read full book review >

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LIFE FOR ME AIN'T BEEN NO CRYSTAL STAIR by Susan Sheehan
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 1993

"Sheehan offers no solutions here—simply a relentless and dispassionate chronicle of shattered lives and inadequate institutions."
Sheehan (A Missing Plane, 1986, etc.)—best known for her Pulitzer-winning account of a schizophrenic, Is There No Place on Earth For Me?, (1982)—continues documenting lives on society's margins: in this case, those of a 14-year-old and her premature baby who are separately channeled into the N.Y.C. foster-care system. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Short but closely observed; essential for your Vietnam shelf."
A view of Vietnam since America's involvement, by the author of perhaps the best book on the war, A Bright Shining Lie (1988). Read full book review >

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HISTORY LESSON FOR GIRLS by Aurelie Sheehan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2006

"Lyrical, assured, heartbreaking."
An intelligent, original coming-of-age novel from the author of The Anxiety of Everyday Objects (2004) and Jack Kerouac Is Pregnant (1994). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 1996

"Almost unbearably moving at times, a must-read book for anyone facing severe illness or loss."
When Sheehan (This Running Life, 1980, etc.) was diagnosed with inoperable cancer, he turned his physician's eye and writer's ear to the subject of his own mortality, producing this posthumous volume. Dr. Johnson once observed that knowing that death is imminent has a wonderful way of focusing the mind. Dr. Sheehan was never someone who had trouble focusing in his writing. Read full book review >

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THE ANXIETY OF EVERYDAY OBJECTS by Aurelie Sheehan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Deliciously wacky debut novel from the author of Jack Kerouac is Pregnant (stories: 1994) and winner of a Pushcart Prize. Hilarious, sly, sharply observed, and one of a kind—more, please."
A secretary—but not the world's best. Not even close. Read full book review >

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PICTURE THIS by Jacqueline Sheehan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2012

"Sheehan uses her skills as both a psychologist and a writer to create a solid, insightful story that will leave fans eagerly awaiting another visit from the strong heroine, her dog and her friends."
Surrounded by her Peaks Island friends, widow Rocky Pelligrino's emotional journey continues in Sheehan's sequel to Lost & Found (2007). Read full book review >

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THE LAW OF SECOND CHANCES by James Sheehan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2008

"A suspenseful, respectable courtroom thriller."
A tense second round of legal maneuvers and courtroom spectacle from Florida attorney Sheehan (The Mayor of Lexington Avenue, 2005). Read full book review >