Search Results: "Mary Sharratt"


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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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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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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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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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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 FOGGY, FOGGY FOREST by Nick Sharratt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A nifty notion well played. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sharratt is not the first illustrator to use vellum to create a sense of mist on the page, but he may be one of the first to capitalize on its peek-a-book effect with a younger audience. Read full book review >

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SHARK IN THE PARK! by Nick Sharratt
ANIMALS
Released: June 11, 2002

"And although the premise is tried and true, Sharratt's design is fresh and fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Cartoon-bright colors saturate lively spreads in Sharratt's (Eat Your Peas, 2000, etc.) clever offering. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Probably not, but the subtext is clever: Eating and reading are adventures—go for it. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This amusing book gives children a chance to play with their food without being reprimanded and without making a mess. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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WHEN A MONSTER IS BORN by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Multiple typefaces will aid even the clumsiest readers in making this a storytime staple. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In the fine tradition of Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985) and Remy Charlip's Fortunately (1980) comes this British import sure to have little monsters everywhere asking to hear it again. Read full book review >