Search Results: "Leah Marinsky Sharpe"


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THE GOAT-FACED GIRL by Leah Marinsky Sharpe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2009

Though Marinsky dresses the cast in traditional fairy-tale hose and flowing gowns, there's a distinctly modern cast to this arch rendition of an old tale. Read full book review >

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Released: May 18, 1992

"With any luck, it will lead readers to rediscover Williams's novels."
The late Williams, National Book Award winner (The Hair of Harold Roux, 1978), is here well served with a collection of 15 stories—precise acts of attention, rich with detail of New Hampshire, of family relationships, and conflicts between ordinary people, and often concerned with hunting and fishing. Read full book review >

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JUST PERFECT by Jane Marinsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"Since the shelves are crowded with titles in the preparing-for-the-new-baby genre, choose this only if there is room for one with its sophisticated tone in both voice and image. (Picture book. 3-5) "
Searching for a new family member, a little boy considers a number of animal choices before finding something "just perfect." 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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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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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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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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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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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 >