Search Results: "Sandra Harmon"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"Harmon's no Breslin. Merely serviceable, this slim tale would have benefited from more skepticism and evidence."
By-the-numbers account of a lowlife mobster and his kin, whose claims, the author allows, "stretch the boundaries of credibility." Read full book review >

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CODY HARMON, KING OF PETS by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Another winner from Mills, equally well suited to reading aloud and independent reading. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When Franklin School principal Mr. Boone announces a pet-show fundraiser, white third-grader Cody—whose lack of skill and interest in academics is matched by keen enthusiasm for and knowledge of animals—discovers his time to shine. 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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SKATE by Michael Harmon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"A marvelous debut. (Fiction. YA)"
This remarkable first novel features a rebellious, smart outcast who's battling life as he struggles to take care of his little brother. Read full book review >

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THE GENIE WHO HAD WISHES OF HIS OWN by Margaret Harmon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2013

"A fresh take on a timeless storytelling genre."
Harmon (The Man Who Learned to Walk in Shoes That Pinch, 1993), in her latest collection of fables, tackles 21st-century vices. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"A weird, witty, endlessly entertaining compendium for the budding pop-culture aficionado. (Nonfiction. 14 & up)"
For anyone who has ever felt the slightest bit deficient in their pop-culture expertise, here is the ultimate guide, guaranteed to fill any void. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2016

A debut book offers a faithful exploration of the Creation story in light of the scientific age. Read full book review >

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HISTORY OF COLD SEASONS by Joshua Harmon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A mixed bag of experimental writing and rural fables mostly aimed at readers who frequent the high-end literary journals on a regular basis."
A dozen stories that mash up poetic, dreamlike observations with the caustic, inbred hardiness of New Englanders. Read full book review >