Search Results: "Kenneth Sharpe"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"An earnest, didactic manual on doing the right thing, a topic that remains tricky to teach."
Swarthmore professors Schwartz (Social Theory; The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less, 2004, etc.) and Sharpe (Political Science; co-author: Drug War Politics, 1996, etc.) take note of the paucity of applied sagacity and offer advice on how to retrieve it for a better social order. Read full book review >

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MR MOON WAKES UP by Jemima Sharpe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Warm and uplifting, Sharpe's inspiring debut proves a heartfelt addition to the bedtime shelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An imaginative nighttime romp for pre-readers. Read full book review >

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NOTHING IS TERRIBLE by Matthew Sharpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"Silly, unpretentious fun: perfect for a long trip."
Nothing Is Terrible ($22.95; Mar.; 288 pp.; 0-375-50197-5): Sharpe (Stories from the Tube, 1998) has already established himself as a kind of po-mo Jane Austen, and here he continues in his decorously transgressive vein with the history of young Mary White, a sixth-grade suburbanite who falls in love—with Miss Hartman, her teacher—and runs away to New York City to follow her heart and find her fortune. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE LOCUSTS by Mary Sharpe
Released: Jan. 19, 2009

"A hopeful book that will appeal to those who seek divine providence in life's darkest moments."
A harrowing account of addiction and redemption framed in biblical terms. Read full book review >

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YOU WERE WRONG by Matthew Sharpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Biting prose in need of a worthier target."
An introvert confronts the odd behavior of various family members to preserve his home and sense of self. Read full book review >

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WALLACE STEVENS by Tony Sharpe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 13, 1999

"Sharpe's impressively scholarly study will interest only devotees of modern poetry."
A carefully, if narrowly, drawn map of the battle lines in poet Stevens's aesthetic and personal struggles. Read full book review >

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THE MIDDEN by Tom Sharpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 1997

"A ferociously inventive but uneven satire."
Satirist Sharpe returns after a lengthy hiatus, anger undimmed, in an alternately cruel and hilarious tale of greed set in a contemporary Britain blighted by the appetites set loose during Margaret Thatcher's reign. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2012

"Balanced and informative—an education for any parent considering psychiatric medication for a troubled adolescent."
A knowing account of what it is like to grow up on psychiatric medications. Read full book review >

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NEXT EARTH by Ken Sharpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2017

"Probes the connectedness of individuals and the wider world."
In this spiritually focused debut, the People strive to understand the world and themselves after calamity gives humanity a fresh start. Read full book review >

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FAR FROM YOU by Tess Sharpe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"An absorbing story full of depth and emotion. (Mystery. 14-18)"
This beautifully realized debut delves into the emotions of a girl recovering from drug addiction and grief, all wrapped up in a solid mystery. Read full book review >