Search Results: "Martha Sherrill"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 2008

"Ardent dog lovers will be inspired by Morie's dedication, but neither the story nor the prose is compelling enough to reach beyond this specific audience."
Journalist/novelist Sherrill (The Ruins of California, 2006, etc.) chronicles a man's quest to save a nearly extinct native Japanese dog. Read full book review >

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THE BUDDHA FROM BROOKLYN by Martha Sherrill
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"A fascinating indepth examination of spirituality in America, and a close look at the fine line between religion and cult."
The unique story of an American woman whose life was launched on an ``extraordinary trajectory'' after she was identified as the reincarnation of a16th-century Tibetan saint. Read full book review >

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THE RUINS OF CALIFORNIA by Martha Sherrill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2006

"Technically perfect characterization in a tale that explores an imperfect family."
Family saga that rises above the limits of that genre. Read full book review >

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MY LAST MOVIE STAR by Martha Sherrill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2003

"Slim plot, but film fans will adore it."
Glamour-packed first novel by journalist Sherrill (The Buddha from Brooklyn, 2000) about a big-name Hollywood interviewer writing her last profile of a movie star. Read full book review >

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VISITS FROM THE DROWNED GIRL by Steven Sherrill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2004

"Granted that second-novelist Sherrill (The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break, 2002) has written a cautionary tale, the overall effect is still deeply unpleasant."
His failure to report a suicide transforms a harmless bozo into a loathsome creep. Read full book review >

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THE MINOTAUR TAKES HIS OWN SWEET TIME by Steven Sherrill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"While its pacing can be an acquired taste, this novel's juxtaposition of magical realism and the mundane allows for a number of haunting and contemplative moments."
In Sherrill's follow-up to The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break (2000), a creature from Greek mythology interacts with a group of eccentric characters in central Pennsylvania. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN ARIA by Sherrill Milnes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"What could have been Wagnerian in scope ends up instead as the literary equivalent of a Top 40 tune. (50 illustrations)"
Autobiographical fluff for opera aficionados interested in knowing a bit—but not too much—about the life of one of America's popular baritones. Read full book review >

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THE LOCKTENDER’S HOUSE by Steven Sherrill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2008

"What begins as a promising psychological portrait of a troubled woman becomes an overwritten gay ghost story replete with off-stage S&M and a deus ex Macintosh, among other unconvincing story lines."
An IED explodes in Iraq killing a young private. Back home in North Carolina his girlfriend suffers collateral damage. Read full book review >

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I’LL NEVER SHARE YOU, BLACKBOARD BEAR by Martha Alexander
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A spare and effective vote for sharing (and a good example of how to avoid a pulping), cleverly drawn by Alexander to invest the real world with watercolor dreaminess, while the fantastical bear maintains a concrete—indeed, opaque gray—presence. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Alexander adds a new tale to her much-loved series about the bear who comes to life from a drawing on a blackboard. Read full book review >

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VARIOUS POSITIONS by Martha Schabas
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A thought-provoking look at femininity and sex, made all the more confusing by that ultimate contact sport—ballet. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Georgia's first year at a prestigious Toronto ballet academy is fraught with conflicts arising from her parents' disintegrating marriage and the blurred lines between her awakening sexuality and a most physical art form. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2012

"As the clock ticks down on Heidi's soul, readers will be rooting for both Jerome and Heidi with all their hearts. (Paranormal adventure. 12 & up)"
Jerome is no teen angel. Read full book review >