Search Results: "Lesley Sharpe"


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HEINRICH HIMMLER by Peter Longerich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Admirably thorough and packed with facts, though often arid and mired in specifics. Readers may wish for a shorter, more pointed treatment, but, psychologizing aside, students of World War II will likely find this the last word on its immediate subject."
Exhaustive—and sometimes exhausting—life of the Nazi functionary who rivaled Adolf Hitler in power and influence. 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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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 >

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STORIES FROM THE TUBE by Matthew Sharpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"Too clever by half. (Author tour)"
Debut collection that aims straight at the MTV-generation in its appropriation of television adspeak as a narrative principle. Read full book review >

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SPIRIT QUEST by Susan Sharpe
FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"The author's daughters (Alison, 8, and Katherine, 11) have provided charming chapter headings inspired by Northwest Coast Indian designs."
The author of Waterman's Boy (1990) returns with another book in which respect for the natural environment plays as important a role as the characters. 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 >