Search Results: "Sandra Beasley"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2011

"Uneven but humane and informative."
Former American Scholar editor and award-winning poet Beasley's debut memoir is a fascinating—though at times disjointed—account of living with severe allergies. Read full book review >

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SANDRA NICHOLS FOUND DEAD by George V. Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"Fans will know exactly what to expect, and treasure it accordingly."
What would be an ordinary case for any other lawyer—the murder of thrice- (or maybe only twice-) married Sandra Nichols- -emerges at the far side of Higgins's looking glass in dazzlingly kaleidoscopic slabs of dialogue. Read full book review >

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WATCH YOUR TONGUE, CECILY BEASLEY by Lane Fredrickson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"This snazzy cautionary tale packs quite a bite (even with its tongue in the way). (Picture book. 4-7)"
That's right, Cecily. If you make an ugly face, it just might get stuck. Read full book review >

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CIRCUS MIRANDUS by Cassie Beasley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A delicious confection and much more: it shows that the human heart is delicate, that it matters, and that it must be handled with care. (Fiction. 9-12)"
One strange afternoon, 10-year-old Micah Tuttle finds out that magic is real. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A concise book that shines a light on some largely forgotten history."
A series of fascinating footnotes to the story of American communism, civil rights, and Richard Wright. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Missing here is the firm hand of an editor that might have shaped a verbose and rather shapeless narrative into a compelling story, for the facts of the matter deserve a better telling."
A story of racism, injustice, corruption and greed run rampant in 1930s Georgia. Read full book review >

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TUMBLE & BLUE by Cassie Beasley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"An original, highly engaging story about the power of friendship, family curses and blessings—and what it means to be a hero. (Magical realism. 8-12)"
Two friends, both seemingly cursed, join forces to alter their destinies. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A disappointingly bland memoir lacking the effervescence that put Coke on the map."
The highs and lows of America's favorite soda from an upper-level executive. Read full book review >