Search Results: "Sara Blaedel"


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SARA by Yasser S. Hassan
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A scintillating tale that ends just as it gets going."
The government's leading telepath, John Doe, has a new Black Ops assignment: help mentor a beautiful test-tube woman whose powers exceed his. Read full book review >

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FAREWELL TO FREEDOM by Sara Blaedel
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Fans of the genre will not find this stripped-down, by-the-numbers plot and its shallow characters very mesmerizing."
A low-voltage police thriller with predictable twists and turns riffs off the current rage for Scandinavian-based noir crime fiction. Read full book review >

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ONLY ONE LIFE by Sara Blaedel
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"Conventionally shaped and a bit slow-moving, but distinguished from the increasingly crowded pack of Scandinavian imports by its open-mindedness in handling sensitive material and its respect for the dignity of every single character and viewpoint."
What looks depressingly like the honor killing of a young Jordanian immigrant takes Louise Rick from the Copenhagen Police Department to a special assignment in the town of Holbæk. Read full book review >

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CALL ME PRINCESS by Sara Blaedel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 2011

"Middling detection, salty but occasionally clumsy English prose (no translator is credited). What makes this latest Scandinavian import special is Baedel's success in evoking her women's nagging fears about unfamiliar men, unfaithful lovers and bullying mothers."
Assistant Detective Louise Rick's second case, and the first to be published in the U.S., pits her and the Copenhagen Police Department against a particularly nasty serial rapist. Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS by Sara Blaedel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"This first installment of a new trilogy for Louise and the Special Search Staff is perhaps the most tightly knit of Blaedel's grim procedurals."
Taking charge of Copenhagen's Special Search Agency, detective Louise Rick (Farewell to Freedom, 2012, etc.) catches the case of a young woman who's been found dead more than 30 years after her death certificate was issued.Read full book review >

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SARA BISHOP by Scott O'Dell
FICTION
Released: April 23, 1980

"It is, though, her own resourcefulness that gets her out each time; there is some small, undramatic progression in her withdrawal and incipient healing; and the adventure, historical background, survival mechanics, and inner condition are well integrated."
In the early days of the Revolutionary War, Sara Bishop's Tory father is killed and their farmhouse burned by hoodlum Patriot Boys. Read full book review >

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LOVE, SARA by Mary Beth Lundgren
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Lundgren has indeed made a promising start. (Fiction. YA)"
Fifteen-year-old Sara has already experienced extreme trauma in her life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2004

"Skims across the surface of a very deep lake. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
A thoroughly researched, though highly chatty and oddly superficial, attempt to rehabilitate the image of FDR's mother, which was besmirched, the author argues, by less sympathetic Roosevelt biographers. Read full book review >

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SMARTY SARA by Anna Jane Hays
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2008

"Emergent readers deserve better than this incoherent and condescending tale. (Early reader. 4-7)"
The "mystery" of the key Sara finds on her doorstep plays itself out in this wan offering for young readers. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE FOR SARA by Erica Spindler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Thriller connoisseurs won't find any thrills here. Still, a decent summer read for fans of romance."
Best-selling author Spindler relies on clichés and red herrings to flesh out this modestly entertaining thriller. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 19, 1986

"Moving and lively, an epistolary Southern beauty-and-the-beast, with a very sad ending."
As edited and richly introduced by Mencken scholar Rodgers, these are the charming, often rambunctious letters between Mencken and star-crossed Sara Haardt, his admirer and later his wife. Read full book review >

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SARA LOST AND FOUND by Virginia Castleman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Written from debut novelist Castleman's childhood experience of adoption from an orphanage, this title offers much fodder for discussion. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Placed in foster care, 10-year-old Sara wrestles with the meaning of family, loyalty, and love. Read full book review >