Search Results: "Sabine Durrant"


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REMEMBER ME THIS WAY by Sabine Durrant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Despite the book's shortcomings, the author redeems herself in the end, displaying undeniable growth and sharpened literary skills since her first novel."
Durrant's sophomore effort (Under Your Skin, 2014) tackles the complicated, dark, and disturbing mind of a manipulative and often abusive man who may—or may not—be dead.Read full book review >

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UNDER YOUR SKIN by Sabine Durrant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A decent story and probably Durrant's best to date, but her decision not to explain the plethora of British references could prove a distraction to American readers."
Durrant, whose work includes novels aimed at both children and adults, returns with a dark psychological thriller that's very different from her forays into chick lit. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT INDOORS by Sabine Durrant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2005

"A marvelously toned-down portrait of quotidian middle-class."
Subtle chronicler of London suburban life Durrant (Having It and Eating It, 2002) offers, in a second novel, a gracious study of the conflicted heart of the modern woman. Read full book review >

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HAVING IT & EATING IT by Sabine Durrant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2002

"Giving a sly nod to genre conventions, Durrant ends with a marriage proposal, but this is no fairy tale, and Maggie's response, along with all that's come before, puts this one head and shoulders above most of the 'chick-lit' that will flank it on the shelves."
British journalist Durrant's first novel follows a familiar trajectory for high-end romantic fiction, yet it's a standout for its rich detail and deceptively weightless prose. Read full book review >

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CROSS YOUR HEART, CONNIE PICKLES by Sabine Durrant
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Though at times a bit too familiar, Durrant manages to tell a fun and engaging story. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In her journal, Connie Pickles chronicles seven weeks in her life, during which she sets her mother up with three different men, gets a job, quits a job, marches against the war, gets kissed, almost loses a friend and falls in love. Read full book review >

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BON VOYAGE, CONNIE PICKLES by Sabine Durrant
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2008

"Funny and heartwarming. (Fiction. 12+)"
Determined to reconnect with her estranged grandparents and forget about ex-crush William (Cross Your Heart, Connie Pickles, 2007), 15-year-old Connie embarks on an exchange program to France. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 24, 2003

"Stick to good biographies. (afterword, bibliography) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Environmentalist, pacifist, vegetarian, religious devotee, visionary, nut—John Chapman, a.k.a. Read full book review >

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IMPERFECTIONS by Lynda Durrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2008

"Lovely and thought-provoking. (Historical fiction. 10-15)"
For 14-year-old Rosemary, her little brother, Isaac, and her baby sister, Anne, the Shaker village of Pleasant Hill, Ky., is a clean haven and welcome refuge from their father's abuse and the violence of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF THE LITTLE PIGGY WHO COULDN'T SAY NO by Sabine Ludwig
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Saying 'no' to this piggy should be easy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With everyone making demands, what's a little piggy to do? Read full book review >

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BETSY ZANE by Lynda Durrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2000

"A real winner in every sense of the word. (extensive afterword, sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
A 13-year-old girl named Betsy Zane won the last battle of the American Revolution—the battle of Fort Henry in September of 1782. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2006

"Useful in collections on the Civil War, immigration, women's rights and Charles Darwin. (afterword, bibliography) (Fiction. 11-15)"
Jennie Hodgers lived in a world without passports, naturalization papers, social security numbers and driver's licenses—none of the proofs of identification we take for granted today. Read full book review >

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TURTLE CLAN JOURNEY by Lynda Durrant
Released: April 19, 1999

"Although that part of the book gets short shrift, and the rest of the story is dedicated to modest adventure as Echohawk and his family make their ways to safety, this is an enjoyable read enlivened by the author's facility for establishing a fine sense of time and place. (Fiction. 10-14)"
More action-oriented and less psychologically penetrating than Echohawk (1996), this historically intriguing but dramatically uneven sequel once again puts the protagonist between a rock and a hard place. Read full book review >