Search Results: "Sara Gran"


BOOK REVIEW

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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SATURN’S RETURN TO NEW YORK by Sara Gran
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2001

"Plot-strings unravel a bit at end, but this is better than the usual single-woman fare, and a must for nostalgic Manhattanites."
Thoughtful debut about a young woman coming to terms with her father's suicide and her mother's illness. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE DEWITT AND THE BOHEMIAN HIGHWAY by Sara Gran
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2013

"Hip, smart, inventive and thoroughly infuriating. The heroine (Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, 2011) is someone you'll either love or love to hate."
"The very best detective in the world"—just ask her—solves what she dubs the Case of the Kali Yuga, with digressions to, among a hundred other subjects, the Case of the End of the World. Read full book review >

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COME CLOSER by Sara Gran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"The Yellow Wallpaper meets Rosemary's Baby in a slim, wonderfully eerie novel."
In a decidedly creepy departure from her debut (Saturn's Return to New York, 2001: a charmer about mothers and daughters in literary New York), Gran tells of a young woman possessed by a demon. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE DEWITT AND THE CITY OF THE DEAD by Sara Gran
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2011

"Gran (Dope, 2006, etc.) provides an adequate mystery, a comically self-important detective and a searing portrait of post-Katrina New Orleans."
A Brooklyn private investigator who freely admits that she's the best in the world goes looking for a man swallowed up in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >

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DOPE by Sara Gran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2006

"Burroughs meets Hammett in this gritty, at times tragic, noir."
Gran's third novel, as original and compelling as her first two (Saturn's Return to New York, 2001, etc.), is of an ex-junkie grifter, now hired to find a missing college girl in 1950 Manhattan. Read full book review >

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VERA GRAN by Agata Tuszynska
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A great choice for Gran devotees or World War II enthusiasts, but too limited in scope for general readers."
Highlights from the life of singer Vera Gran (1916-2007) give a deeper look into the cost of surviving the Holocaust and the struggles that haunt those who did. Read full book review >

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MY GRAN by Debbie Boon
by Debbie Boon, illustrated by Debbie Boon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"The rollicking, festive rhythm makes the final line, 'I love her,' superfluous, but joy bursts forth from these pages, in the form of poppies and sunflowers, striped laundry on the line, and juicy tomatoes on the table. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Boon's first book is replete with vibrant paints that swoosh, crinkle, and glow across pages in which a young girl sings a paean to her grandmother. 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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GRAN, YOU’VE GOT MAIL! by Jo Hoestlandt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Overall, this is a believable exploration of the growth of a relationship between a woman with strong, sad memories from the First World War and a member of the digital generation. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A series of letters between 12-year-old Annabelle and her great-grandmother show Annabelle's increasing sympathy for the older woman, who becomes a friend and confidante. 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 >