Search Results: "Richard Sharp"


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THE DUKE DON'T DANCE by Richard Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"A novel too good to be ignored."
In this novel, a group of friends gathers to pay respect to a retired Air Force major following his untimely death in an auto accident. Read full book review >

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JACOB'S CELLAR by Richard Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"An interesting story of immigrant struggle handicapped by excessive summary."
In this historical novel, Sharp (The Duke Don't Dance, 2012) presents a frontier family as it recounts its history to one another on the eve of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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TIME IS THE OVEN by Richard Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2012

"An engaging and atypical Reconstruction-era saga."
Sharp's historical novel follows a 19th-century Missourian as he spends decades searching for the meaning of life, finding and losing love along the way. Read full book review >

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CRYSTAL SHIPS by Richard Sharp
Released: Nov. 22, 2013

"Animates the Vietnam era with sharply drawn characters and intricate storylines."
College friends come of age in the turbulent 1960s and '70s when they confront their private demons in Sharp's novel. Read full book review >

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SECOND SHOT by Zoe Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2007

"Sturdy distaff pulp, though Charlie won't abate your dreams of James Bond, or even Modesty Blaise."
Tough cookie Charlie Fox is back, acting as bodyguard to a woman whose sudden wealth has put her at risk on both sides of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

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I LOVED YOU ALL by Paula Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2000

"Sharp knows how to create wonderfully quirky characters and set them against each other in bizarre situations. But this latest effort shares the central flaw of its predecessor (Crows Over a Wheatfield, 1996): she just can't resist pouring on the ideology."
This time out, Sharp gets as preachy as her pro-life antagonist, in a compelling but decidedly one-sided exploration of the abortion issue. Read full book review >

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WHEN A MONKEY SPEAKS by Damian Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"A haunting gathering of tales that show men and women at war with each other and with the land surrounding them."
In this evocative collection of stories, the wildness of the Australian bush country mirrors the harsh terrain of the human psyche. Read full book review >

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THE TRUE MEMOIRS OF LITTLE K by Adrienne Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"With intimate word paintings of historical characters—Rasputin makes an appearance—and with a strong-willed heroine, Sharp's novel will appeal to lovers of the genre."
Sharp lifts a real-life figure from history, one Mathilde Kschessinska, prima ballerina assoluta of St. Petersburg's Imperial Ballet, for this saga of romance and glamour, intrigue and revolution. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"A blockbuster of a story, especially today with Medicare potentially on the chopping block."
How two giant pharmaceutical companies defrauded the public, flouted government regulations and ignored patient safety in their cutthroat competition. Read full book review >

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WHENEVER I'M WITH YOU by Lydia Sharp
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A hopeful premise damaged by an improbable plot and unlikely characters. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When SoCal native Gabi moves to Alaska, she expects to always be a fish out of water, but in just a short time, she learns to call the frozen tundra home. Read full book review >

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FIRST DROP by Zoe Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 2005

"Slick, hard-boiled fare with enough gunplay and mayhem to keep Vin Diesel happy, while offering a sop to the romantically minded."
The U.S. debut of private security guard Charlie Fox, a gal with moxie and deadly accuracy with a Sig Sauer. Read full book review >

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CROWS OVER A WHEATFIELD by Paula Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 1996

"This time out, the author has apparently decided to preach to the converted, offering not healing love or cool logic but ideology. (Author tour)"
Criminal lawyer and novelist Sharp (Lost in Jersey City, 1993, etc.) stakes out a political agenda in this tale of child abuse and two women who crusade against it. Read full book review >