Search Results: "Robert Shaw"


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THE SCARE by Robert Shaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 10, 2011

"An overcooked contemporary Gothic splatter-fest."
Jealousy is at the heart of this brutal horror story pulsing with axe-wielding gnomes and blood-spewing cats. Read full book review >

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ROBERT OLMSTEAD
by J.W. Bonner

At a time when our country’s past serves a daily story in the news, Robert Olmstead’s latest novel, Savage Country, takes readers back to the 19th-century frontier as well as returning readers to a more traditional type of yarn spinning: equal parts adventure tale, Biblical narrative, and Greek tragedy.

Savage Country depicts a world where justice is often ...


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A COOKIE FOR SANTA by Stephanie Shaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A successful mixture of two classic ingredients yields a sweet Christmas treat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"The Gingerbread Man" mixes it up with "The Night Before Christmas" in this cleverly constructed Christmas story about a smart cookie who avoids becoming Santa's midnight snack. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

The Berlin Project by Gregory Benford

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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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A WIDER TOMORROW by Margret Shaw
Released: Oct. 15, 1990

While Roberta ponders whether to go to university or to follow her friend Michael to America, where he'll train as a skier, her grandmother describes her own early years struggling for the rights of women while Britain was distracted by WW I. "Grandmother, why didn't you marry my Grandfather?" asks Roberta, and Tiffany explains: One of 11 children, all girls, she was unware of the women's movement until her father's death sent her to live with an aunt who took her to suffrage meetings, while her husband taught Tiffany auto mechanics—later her ticket to becoming an ambulance driver in France. Read full book review >

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Released: May 6, 1994

"Shaw makes a persuasive case free from ideological cant, but the battle he fights is by now a familiar staple in the cultural wars, so his sense of urgency and outrage is less than compelling."
Another salvo in the war on political correctness in literary criticism. Read full book review >

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FROM THE SHADOWS by KB Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2015

"A fun, tech-focused YA novel set in a futuristic yet familiar world."
Two teenage friends from different parts of the United States embark on a high-tech adventure in Shaw's (Neworld Papers: The Warriors' Tale, 2016, etc.) YA sci-fi tale.Read full book review >