Search Results: "Lynn Shepherd"


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SHEPHERD by Richard Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2014

"A thoughtful memoir of rams and ewes, farmers and family, life and death."
Trading his town shoes for work boots, pasture farmer Gilbert (Writing/Otterbein Univ.) contemplates nature's works and his own efforts in his chronicle of raising sheep. Read full book review >

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SHEPHERD by Julian F. Thompson
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Thompson (Simon Pure, 1987, etc.) assumes an authentic teenage voice—in turn witty, self-deprecating, and profane—that's guaranteed to involve readers in Shep's crisis of love, self-doubt, and disillusion. (Fiction 12+)"
High-school senior Shepherd Catlett—good student, good friend, good son—has a special mission. Read full book review >

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LYNN VISIBLE by Julia DeVillers
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Lynn's kooky optimism and enthusiasm for her work give this book a funny, inspiring vibe that young fashion enthusiasts should enjoy. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Lynn's unique personal style makes her stand out in all the wrong ways at her small-town high school. Read full book review >

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A FATAL LIKENESS by Lynn Shepherd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Lynn (The Solitary House, 2012, etc.) takes the familiar story of the Shelley family and fills in the holes in the historical record by turning it into a clever, imaginative and literate mystery."
A detective in Victorian England takes a case involving several renowned and infamous literary figures. Read full book review >

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THE PIERCED HEART by Lynn Shepherd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Another tour de force with a striking finale from Shepherd (A Fatal Likeness, 2013, etc.), who specializes in turning iconic novels into clever, complicated mysteries for her tormented hero to solve."
Literary sleuth Charles Maddox takes on Dracula. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Shepherd offers an intricate plot and a thousand details of the least-admirable side of Victorian life. A must-read."
Shepherd's latest detective story (Murder at Mansfield Park, 2010) is a Victorian tour de force that borrows characters from Charles Dickens' Bleak House and Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT MANSFIELD PARK by Lynn Shepherd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"First-timer Shepherd remains true to Austen's style while providing a sound puzzle. Janeites may be delighted or appalled, but more impartial readers will find much to enjoy."
Not a sequel to Mansfield Park but a reworking of it as a mystery, with surprising results. Read full book review >

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"Lively writing and flashes of wit make it easy to accompany Needham along the predictable narrative path from new dog owner coping with a crazy pup to proud owner of an obedient dog."
A cat-loving neurotic struggles to raise an unruly German shepherd pup in Needham's debut "dogoir." Read full book review >

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THE SHEPHERD KINGS by Judith Tarr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 1999

"Quick moving, with just enough depth to lend some roundness to highly active figures otherwise as flat as wall paintings."
Horse-breeder Tarr, a Yale-Cambridge graduate in history, switched horses recently, from writing 500-page ancient and medieval historical doorstoppers (Queen of Swords, 1997, etc.) to mythicizing Old Europe in Neolithic times (White Mare's Daughter, 1998). Read full book review >

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LYNN AND JOE by Lynn Danielle Sugayan
NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2013

"An engaging story of a mother, divorcee, dancer, poet and student looking to find peace."
A woman's memoir of her journey from bad marriages to independence and love. Read full book review >

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Released: April 19, 2013

"A dependable though parochial reference for leaders looking to safely shepherd their flocks."
Ololo (The Quest for Distinction, 2013) offers leadership advice based on a God-oriented approach to life and business. Read full book review >

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HEART OF A SHEPHERD by Rosanne Parry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"At once a gripping coming-of-age novel and a celebration of rural life, quiet heroism and the strength that comes from spirituality, this first novel is an unassuming, transcendent joy. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Sixth-grader Ignatius—he goes by "Brother"—faces a hard year as his father is deployed to Iraq, and he, the youngest of five boys, is left with his aging grandparents to manage the family ranch in Oregon. Read full book review >