Search Results: "Sa Boothroyd"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Delicious and nutritious. (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
A week of lunches provides the menu for this exploration of food history and food science—from brown-bag specials to a perfect picnic. Read full book review >

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SA FEMME by Emmanuäle Bernheim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Tiny and inexplicably silly."
Bernheim's third novel (and first to appear here), a spare little wisp of a thing, won the 1993 Prix MÇdicis. Read full book review >

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THE LEWTON EXPERIMENT by Rachel Sa
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 15, 2013

"The romantic subplot is really shoehorned in, but it lightens the overall tone of this briskly paced mystery. (Light horror. 13-16)"
A budding journalist, almost 18, takes an internship at a small-town newspaper and discovers ugly doings afoot at the big-box store recently opened nearby. Read full book review >

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BARNACLE LOVE by Anthony De Sa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"Intense, melancholy, occasionally overworked, De Sa's brooding debut illumines displacement and despair with glinting literary highlights."
Linked episodes in the life of an émigré from a Portuguese fishing community in the Azores trace bitter legacies through three generations. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER & ALESTRIA by Shan Sa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"The power of the author's previous historical fiction came largely from a meticulous sense of historical detail missing in this artifice, which never comes to mythological or fictional life."
Beijing-born novelist and painter Shan Sa (Empress, 2006, etc.) imagines the life of Alexander the Great in terms of his impassioned love affair with an Amazon warrior queen. Read full book review >

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KICKING THE SKY by Anthony De Sa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2014

"A largely bleak vision, top-heavy with angst and tragedy."
A scrappy immigrant community in Toronto in 1977 sinks deeper into superstition and violence after a child's murder; a pubescent boy struggles to comprehend the events in this gritty second book from Canadian De Sa (Barnacle Love, 2008) based on real events. Read full book review >

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EMPRESS by Shan Sa
by Shan Sa, translated by Adriana Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2006

"A compelling read and surprisingly easy to follow, given its exotic complexity."
In sharp contrast to her tightly focused previous novel (The Girl Who Played Go, 2003), Shan Sa, the China-born French novelist and painter, has written a sweeping panoramic historical novel about the seventh century's Tang dynasty and China's only woman emperor. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO PLAYED GO by Shan Sa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2003

"Intense, operatic personal tragedy magnified by Sa's sense of history and Eastern culture."
The China-born Sa, who arrived in France in 1990 as a late adolescent and writes in French, presents the first of her three novels to be translated into English. Read full book review >

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BOW-WOW-MEOW by Blanca  Lacasa
by Blanca Lacasa, illustrated by Gómez
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2017

"Sweet and effective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fabio is not your ordinary dog. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 24, 2009

"An excellent memoir. Sayrafiezadeh is a writer to watch."
The poignant, brilliantly told story of a unique and troubled childhood. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"For specialists only."
Ponderous explication of the complex relationship between Britain and her 13 American colonies. Read full book review >