Search Results: "Sally Bedell Smith"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"32 pages b&w photos, not seen). (First serial to Vanity Fair)"
The riveting adventure of a red-haired country girl who became, in Smith's characterization, the last of the great courtesans and an internationally recognized diplomat. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"God save the Queen. She is a human being, and an extraordinary one at that."
A microscopically detailed portrait of the reigning Queen of England. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

An engrossing character study of the beautiful, brave, but psychologically bent princess who became an icon, by Vanity Fair contriduting editor Smith. Read full book review >

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PRINCE CHARLES by Sally Bedell Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"A thorough, timely biography of the man likely to become king in the next decade or so."
A sympathetic psychological study of the prince who has been working tirelessly all his life to be taken seriously. Read full book review >

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PARTY TRICKS by Geraldine Bedell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 16, 1998

"Especially recommended for Americans who worry that they're the only people who think their government is out to get them."
Now that she's a freelancer for magazines like Femme, Helen Clare thinks her days of writing about death—those days she spent in Iraq, East Timor, and Medell°n—are over. Read full book review >

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TIME IS AN ILLUSION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Equine-tastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes! (And Bonus LOVE)
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Bonus Factors:
 Fake Book, Blended Family, Road Trip
Relationship Status: Infinite Miles

 

Cover Story: Equine-tastic

Good news, everyone: I've finally solved the mystery of the terrible YA ...


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BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE COLLEGE
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Straight Up
Bonus Factor: College Transition
Relationship Status: Keep In Touch

 

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment

This cover, with its black and white photograph, playful typography ...


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A BOY, A BIRD, A BOMB, A BOAT
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Could Be Better
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Carry These Stories
Bonus Factors:
 Culture Shock, Summer Camp, Weird Science
Relationship Status: Taking the Leap

 

Cover Story: Could Be Better

This cover isn't bad, but I've just been spoiled ...


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HAN KANG
by Megan Labrise

Han Kang’s fierce, fresh fiction has the book world abuzz: The Vegetarian, her first novel to be translated from Korean to English, won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. It is one of “The 10 Best Books of 2016,” according to the New York Times Book Review.It is ripe with searing imagery that won’t soon leave you. So ...


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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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I HAVE A LOOSE TOOTH by Sally Noll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 1992

"An engaging take on a perennial topic. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The day's big event is supposed to be Nanny's birthday party, but for Molly it's her first loose tooth. Read full book review >

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THE DESCENT INTO HELL IS EASY
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Hellraisers (The Devil's Engine Book 1) by Alexander Gordon Smith

Cover Story: Mistaken Identity 
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale:
 -2
Talky Talk: Immersive
Bonus Factors:
 Noir, Deal with the Devil, X-Men
Relationship Status: Successful First Date

 

Cover Story: Mistaken Identity

This cover actually makes a lot more sense in context (the ...


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