Search Results: "Margaret Sutherland"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"An enjoyable, eloquently told tale."
Sutherland's (Windsong, 2008) contemporary novel takes readers to the small, fictional Australian town of Trundle, offering a peek at the lives of its residents over the course of a year. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Source notes and bibliography are included, as is an index (not seen). (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
There was great anticipation for the arrival of the 21st century, but few could have predicted the rapid change the first ten years would bring. Read full book review >

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THE MENAGERIE by Tui T. Sutherland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Unfortunately, the story itself lays an egg. For a really magical book about mythical animals, readers should try The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, by Patricia McKillip (1974). (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Numerous books have successfully built on a premise of human interaction with mythical creatures, but this one is overstuffed and convoluted. Read full book review >

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THE WAITING PLACE by Marc Sutherland
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A jubilant debut, half-mad and wholly invigorating. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Outrageous adventures take place at the foot of the bed when a bout of insomnia allows a child's imagination to take flight. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Readers are likely to be embarrassed by the closing crescendo of self-congratulation."
The unremarkable record of a college dean's six-and-a-half years as a hostage of the Islamic Jihad in Beirut. Read full book review >

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OUR CHEMICAL HEARTS by Krystal Sutherland
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An emotionally engaging and draining debut. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Two teenagers suffer through their first heartbreak. Read full book review >

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A SEMI-DEFINITIVE LIST OF WORST NIGHTMARES by Krystal Sutherland
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A fresh and compelling look at mental illness. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In some ways, fear can keep you safe, but for the Solar family, fear is what keeps them from fully living. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE HISTORY OF LITERATURE by John Sutherland
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A lively, informative book in which the author shows how literature 'enriches life in ways that nothing else quite can.'"
A genial, enthusiastic guide leads a jaunt through literary history. Read full book review >

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THE CONSIGNMENT by Grant Sutherland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2003

"Somewhat slow-paced, but an interesting and complex tale informed with an oddly macho ethos: a little bit like putting Rambo into a le Carré novel."
An international cat-and-mouse game among high-level arms smugglers, in a second thriller from Sutherland (Diplomatic Immunity, 2001). Read full book review >

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DRAGON ON TRIAL by Tui T. Sutherland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Busy, busy…but funny, funny too, not to mention positively stuffed with exotic fauna. (map) (Fantasy. 10-12)"
New threats to the existence of a hidden refuge for magical and mythical animals occupy a trio of young sleuths in this droll middle volume. Read full book review >