Search Results: "Mary Sharratt"


BOOK REVIEW

DAUGHTERS OF THE WITCHING HILL by Mary Sharratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2010

"Committed storytelling and visual detail mark this overlong but tightly wound historical."
The Pendle witches' story, retold as a passionate saga of female friendship and a cautionary tale of feuding within a superstitious community. Read full book review >

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THE REAL MINERVA by Mary Sharratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2004

"Sort of tough women doing really tough stuff in a marshmallow sort of a story."
Second-novelist Sharratt (Summit Avenue, 2000) celebrates female grit as her three spirited protagonists challenge with courage—and a little firepower—the men and the society that wronged them. Read full book review >

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MARY by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The interesting conceit behind these illustrationsto take children's book figures and place them in formal icon-like posesworks well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A strongly religious book featuring 15 scenes from the life of Mary. Read full book review >

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THE DARK LADY'S MASK by Mary Sharratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"An ambitious fictional biography burdened by an overly intricate plot."
The identity of Shakespeare's Dark Lady is still a mystery, but Sharratt's picaresque novel portrays one of the worthiest candidates. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"The ideal companion to the elevation of Hildegard by the pontiff who rebuked American nuns for their outspokenness, an irony the saint herself might have relished."
A fictionalized biography of medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen. Its publication will coincide with her appointment as a Doctor of the Church by Pope Benedict. Read full book review >

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SUMMIT AVENUE by Mary Sharratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Even the descriptions of immigrant life lack vitality in this ambitious but unpersuasive novel."
A first novel set in Minneapolis celebrates, in self-consciously luminous prose, a young German immigrant's journey to finding her place and accepting another woman's love. Read full book review >

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MARY by Vladimir Nabokov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1970

"The story is a slight thing at best—a frail straw in the wind."
This is Nabokov's first novel (Mashenka), more properly novella, which is best read for its germinal indications of the later works to follow: particularly the theme of the emigre in transition which will be so triumphantly realized in another habitat, Pnin; and the retrospective refrains of Speak, Memory. Read full book review >

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MARY by Hillary Monahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An urban legend too light on either gore or camp to be any fun. (Horror. 14-18)"
Four friends face the dire consequences of summoning the infamous Bloody Mary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An Apostolic Blessing from Pope John Paul II reproduced on the back cover emphasizes the volume's Roman Catholic orientation, though Demi's superb paintings and the exemplary design elevate the work above these potential concerns. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Demi continues her highly regarded series of biographies of spiritual leaders with this reverential, exquisitely illustrated depiction of the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Sure to kick up some biblical dust: a graphic, instructional story unlikely to receive the Church's imprimatur."
A knowledgeable journalist profiles history's most renowned Jewish mother, tracing a life barely touched upon in the gospels. Read full book review >

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MARY, MARY by Julie Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Powerful stuff—lyrical, elliptical, and unrelentingly grim."
Britisher Parsons's harrowing first novel traces the aftermath of a brutal sex killing. Read full book review >

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MARY, MARY by Ed McBain
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 6, 1993

"Terrific courtroom patter, but by case's end most readers will declare a mistrial."
Did retired schoolteacher Mary Barton go on a three-day killing spree, murdering and mutilating three young girls and then burying them in her garden in the dead of night? Read full book review >