Search Results: "Prue Shaw"


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READING DANTE by Prue Shaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"Read this book to discover Dante the man, the pilgrim and the poet. Then go read his greatest poem. He's well-worth the exploration, and Shaw is a Virgil-like guide."
Dante expert Shaw (Emeritus, Italian Studies/Univ. Coll. London; editor: Dante: Monarchy, 1996) explains The Divine Comedy so easily and simply, she eliminates all trepidation in anyone daunted by his masterpiece, "the greatest poem of the Middle Ages and perhaps the greatest single work of Western literature." Read full book review >

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CAMEL RIDER by Prue Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Though the ending is pat and some characters aren't well defined, there's more than enough here to sustain interest and to open readers' eyes to a way of life they'll hardly believe actually exists. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-13)"
First-novelist Mason makes an auspicious debut with this Australian import about two boys from disparate cultures who form a bond under harrowing circumstances. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL’S TOENAIL by Sally Prue
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2004

"Purposeful—as well as powerful. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Stevie's friends want him to set fire to something to prove his allegiance to their gang, but Stevie's afraid of fire. Read full book review >

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THE SPARKS by Kyle Prue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A worthy series introduction with a blistering pace and a gleeful heap of mayhem."
In the opener of this debut YA fantasy-adventure trilogy, families with god-granted abilities are at war but may unite against a common enemy when they become targets of the Imperial Army. Read full book review >

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LEAVING PATRICK by Prue Leith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Diverting light fare that entertains agreeably."
One of England's most noted chefs (two television shows, twelve cookbooks) offers up a delicious debut novel of love gone cold but then reheated. Read full book review >

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CAMEL RIDER by Prue Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Though the ending is pat and some characters aren't well defined, there's more than enough here to sustain interest and to open readers' eyes to a way of life they'll hardly believe actually exists. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-13)"
First-novelist Mason makes an auspicious debut with this Australian import about two boys from disparate cultures who form a bond under harrowing circumstances. Read full book review >

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A YEAR OF MADNESS by G. Franklin Prue
Released: March 17, 2011

"Opens strong, but loses its way and becomes a cookie-cutter revenge story."
A revenge tale set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement and the crime-ridden streets of the U.S. capital. Read full book review >

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OH YEAH, AUDREY! by Tucker Shaw
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Any teen who's ever dreamed big or worshipped a star from afar will relate to this lightweight but nonetheless enchanting novel about identity and self-worth. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teen blogger obsessed with Audrey Hepburn organizes a magical weekend for fellow Breakfast at Tiffany's fans.Read full book review >

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SAFE by Susan Shaw
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Compelling and affecting, especially for Shaw's audience. (Fiction. YA)"
After her devastating look at the effects of child abuse in The Boy from the Basement (2006), Shaw deftly tackles another difficult topic: the psychological wounds caused by a violent rape. Read full book review >

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ANXIOUS HEARTS by Tucker Shaw
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"It may appeal to romance readers in need of a fix but is unlikely to entertain a broader audience. (Romance/historical fiction. 11 & up)"
The tragic tales of two pairs of lovers weave in and out in this tale based on a hoary classic. Read full book review >

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THINANDBEAUTIFUL.COM by Liane Shaw
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The plain narrative voice sounds like it could have been written by any average teen, making this a realistic-feeling read, if not a particularly artistic one. (Fiction. 13-16)"
This single-focus anorexia novel includes the contemporary element of "pro-ana" Internet influence. Read full book review >

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NEVER PAINT A STRANGER by Patricia Shaw
Released: May 10, 1989

A new entry in the endangered (female) species mode, with tall, redheaded Hanna the gorgeous tracking down a family heirloom—a FabergÇ triptych made for the Czar—in Switzerland, with a hero and a knave hot on her heels. Read full book review >