Search Results: "Pastor Shirley"


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PASTOR by James Stanley Barlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2013

"A realistic, engaging account of a pastor from a past era."
Barlow (Appalachia and Beyond, 2005, etc.) reflects on his own experiences as a minister through the fictional eyes of Robert Staten, a progressive pastor. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Church gossip without much guilt or guidance."
Lurid tales of several pastors' scandalous behavior, from the point of view of their quietly suffering wives. Read full book review >

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SHIRLEY by Susan Scarf Merrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2014

"A sidelong portrait of a category-defying writer dovetails surprisingly snugly with the drama of one young woman's coming-of-age."
Fictional newlyweds spend a year living with the author Shirley Jackson in this brooding novel. Read full book review >

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AMERICA'S PASTOR by Grant Wacker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2014

"Some readers may tire of the uniform patterns of the chapters and the author's dispassionate voice, but vast research composes the foundation of a very sturdy structure."
A scholarly, analytical and sympathetic biography of the evangelist Billy Graham (b. 1918), who for decades was what the title proclaims. Read full book review >

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PASTOR EVIL by Robert McCabe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2011

"An offbeat narrative whose unconventionality will entertain and dismay daring readers."
A unique first-person narrative about an information technology expert's gift and his war against unpunished evil. Read full book review >

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SHIRLEY JACKSON by Ruth Franklin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A consistently interesting biography that deftly captures the many selves and multiple struggles of a true American original."
An engaging, sympathetic portrait of the writer who found the witchery in huswifery. Read full book review >

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A LION NAMED SHIRLEY WILLIAMSON by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Humor with bite, as it were, given substance by the playful artwork. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lionness bound for a zoo is dubbed Shirley Williamson due to a bad phone connection. Read full book review >

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I'm Sleeping With The Pastor! by Sena Whitaker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 20, 2013

"A bold, personal collection of a pastor's wife's experiences and advice."
An inside look at the life of a pastor's wife, along with advice on how to succeed in such a role. Read full book review >

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SHIRLEY JACKSON'S "THE LOTTERY" by Shirley Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A haunting story of humanity's herd mentality, brilliantly rendered."
A stunning graphic adaptation of a chilling classic. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO SHIRLEY by Kelly McMasters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2008

"Sincere and expertly researched, but as the story moves away from personal narrative into statistics, history and science lessons, it becomes less compelling."
Powerful though flawed debut explores the author's happy childhood next to a controversial nuclear laboratory that leaked toxic waste into a Long Island aquifer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 16, 1978

"Sparkling."
Through a bathtub drain astride a rubber duck is an unlikely route to a medieval fantasy—for one thing most children's fantasies about drains are nightmares and for another bathrooms and jousting fields haven't the natural association of the pirate ship and beach in Come Away From the Water, Shirley (1977). Read full book review >

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THE WATER THIEF by Ben Pastor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2007

"Pastor (Liar Moon, not reviewed, etc.) buries her interesting story and well-drawn characters under an avalanche of research."
A Roman soldier turned historian turned detective tracks a conspiracy to Hadrian's tomb. Read full book review >