Search Results: "Judy Shepard"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2009

"Honest and inspiring."
A mother's memoir of her young son, his murder and the effect on a galvanized public. Read full book review >

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ELVIS HORNBILL, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS BIRD by Steve Shepard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1991

A role-reversal for the 90's: the narrator and his wife, Americans living in Africa, adopt a hornbill and name him Elvis, hoping he'll become a rock star. Read full book review >

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THE CELESTIALS by Karen Shepard
Released: June 11, 2013

"Balancing cultural history with soap opera isn't easy, but Shepard manages to succeed on both counts."
Shepard's (An Empire of Women, 2000, etc.) latest novel is based on a true piece of labor history: In 1870, Calvin Sampson, who owned a shoe factory in North Adams, Mass., broke a strike by importing 75 Chinese immigrants who worked at reduced rates. Read full book review >

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YOU THINK THAT'S BAD by Jim Shepard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2011

"The narrator of one story in this collection writes that, when the weather rages, communication is 'reduced to hand signals with mittens.' Some of this writing feels like that."
A story collection of expansive postmodernism that combines bursts of humor with flashes of tragedy. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECTIONISTS by Sara Shepard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Suspenseful and juicy. (Suspense. 14-18)"
In a gossipy thriller from the creator of Pretty Little Liars, a prank on a powerful and popular boy turns deadly. Read full book review >

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THE AMATEURS by Sara Shepard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A twisty and ultimately satisfying romantic whodunit. (Mystery. 12-18)"
This mystery brings online friends together in their attempt to solve a murder, sparking more than one possible romance. Read full book review >

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KISS ME SOMEONE by Karen Shepard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Dark and sexually violent, Shepard's work can disturb—but her sharp prose and insights into the human psyche make it worth the read."
Women bear the dark consequences of infidelity, lies, and other betrayals. Read full book review >

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H by Elizabeth Shepard
Released: April 1, 1995

"The impulse to utilize an innovative form is admirable, but the results are unfortunately shoddy."
This slim fictional collection of letters from, to, and about a disturbed 12-year-old boy reads more like a writing-class assignment than a debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE HEIRESSES by Sara Shepard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"Perfect for a light beach read, but anyone in search of witty chick lit, hot romance or taut mystery should look elsewhere."
Five privileged young woman, all heiresses to the Saybrook diamond empire, are blessed with every luxury. But the family curse—or a vindictive villain—may end their lives prematurely. Read full book review >

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JUBILEE KING by Jesse Shepard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Weak stories, artificial people, real horses."
First-timer Shepard writes here about people and horses: far more convincingly so with the horses. Read full book review >

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ETERNITY by Lucius Shepard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2005

"Shepard's mastery of technique, surrealism and sheer spectacle blazes forth, but beneath the razzle-dazzle lies—nothing much."
Death and the afterlife are predominant themes in these seven tales from Shepard (Valentine, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >