Search Results: "Sandi Kahn Shelton"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"A cheerful, flippant view of family life, with a compassionate undercurrent that gives these observations weight."
A selection of lighthearted, sometimes very funny newspaper and magazine columns about the perils of raising children and holding a job at the same time. Read full book review >

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WHAT COMES AFTER CRAZY by Sandi Kahn Shelton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2005

"Appealing and often very funny—both important pluses in a crowded field of domestic 'drama dies.'"
An easy read, and promising debut novel, about a woman whose "free spirit" of a mother has left her ill-prepared for the practicalities of life as a single parent. Read full book review >

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A PIECE OF NORMAL by Sandi Kahn Shelton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2006

"A likable heroine and novel from women's-mag veteran Shelton (What Comes After Crazy, 2005)."
The unexpected return of her long-lost sister throws a divorced mother for a loop. Read full book review >

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WILD INDIGO by Sandi Ault
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Ault's portrait of Pueblo life and the conflict of cultures she dramatizes are integral to her rousing debut."
A resource protection agent for the Bureau of Land Management finds that her satisfying career may be the death of her. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET SHELTER by Sandi LeFaucheur
Released: Sept. 15, 2004

"An appealing story for a preteen audience and a film-worthy concept, but The Secret Shelter on the whole remains thin despite its vast narrative ambitions."
Three preteens and their teacher find themselves trapped in the Blitz of WWII in a time-travel novel that's not quite long enough to do its puzzles justice. Read full book review >

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WILD INFERNO by Sandi Ault
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Mystery takes a back seat to a sensitive look at Native-American culture and a compelling account of the fight to tame ever-increasing wildfires."
A wildfire ravaging the border country of Colorado and New Mexico provides a handy spot for murder. Read full book review >

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HITLER’S CANARY by Sandi Toksvig
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"An author's note explains what is true of her own family history retold in the story. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
During WWII, the Danes, whose nation was occupied by the Germans, knew the British called them, "Hitler's Canary." Read full book review >

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THE BLACK ISLE by Sandi Tan
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Cassandra is compelling, but despite graphic, sometimes gratuitous eroticism and violence, the ambitious novel eventually becomes a slog through too many ghosts."
Tan debuts with a cinematically epic ghost story set largely on a Malaysian island that bears a striking resemblance to her native Singapore. Read full book review >

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THIRTEEN CHAIRS by Dave Shelton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"An enjoyable collection of ghost stories, perfect for reading by flashlight. (Short stories. 9-13)"
Summoning the courage to open a creaky door inside a spooky old house, Jack finds himself in a candlelit room with 12 strangers sitting around a table. Read full book review >

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A BOY AND A BEAR IN A BOAT by Dave Shelton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"Diverting but unanchored, this is training wheels for Waiting for Godot. (Fable. 8-12)"
This ocean adventure reads fast and clever but remains what it says on the jacket. Without backstory, identities or context to moor the boy or the bear to the rest of the world, off floats the story on its own. Read full book review >

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OF BOOKS AND BAGPIPES by Paige Shelton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"This sequel to The Cracked Spine (2016) is rich in Scottish dialect and eccentric characters, including a well-meaning heroine who brings on most of her own troubles."
A murder at a Scottish castle reveals a murky past. Read full book review >