Search Results: "Sara Mesa"


BOOK REVIEW

SCAR by Sara Mesa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2017

"A taut and disturbing tale of inspiration which poses questions about the darker material we draw on for art."
A study in loneliness, attention, and consequences: Sonia meets an admirer online and eventually can't escape his control. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH AND THE DERVISH by Mesa Selimovic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"It's by no means a perfect work of art, but there is greatness in it."
Death And The Dervish ($39.95; paper $15.95; Aug. 1996; 480 pp.; 0-8101-1296-5; paper 0-8101-1297-3): A famous novel, originally published in 1966 in Yugoslavia, by an eminent Bosnian author who died (in 1982) before completing the trilogy it was intended to initiate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBOT DREAMS by Sara Varon
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Witty and plaintive by turns, this is thoughtful, provocative pleasure. (Graphic novel. 8-14)"
A wordless graphic novel provides a plangent meditation on the nature of friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF by Sara Fanelli
by Sara Fanelli, illustrated by Sara Fanelli
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1997

"Not everyone will be enchanted; this is mostly for those who already find Fanelli's eccentricities winning. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Fanelli (My Map Book, 1995, etc.) turns the idea of the wolf at the door on its head in this offbeat story. Read full book review >

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SISTERHOOD
by Leila Roy

Stuff happens to most people. One thing going wrong, I mean. One family member missing a chance to help. One who cuts you off. One person with her own shit to deal with.
One of those things isn’t enough to send you falling through the cracks.
But all of them together, they accumulate. An abandoned mother here. A missing uncle ...

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BOOK REVIEW

THE RABBIT, THE FOX, AND THE WOLF by Sara
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"That rabbit is taking a terrrible chance; still, the art here is extraordinary and the outcome, at the least, provocative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wordless book from the creator of Across Town (1990). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ICE LIKE FIRE by Sara Raasch
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Unanswered questions will have readers awaiting the third book and hoping that it brings Meira and her people peace at long last. (map) (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
In this sequel to Snow Like Ashes, Winter's queen, Meira, struggles to forge a new life for her recently liberated people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PROMISE ME SOMETHING by Sara Kocek
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Compelling, honest storytelling. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
High school as crucible of character is a mainstay of teen fiction, but seldom have its dilemmas and dramas been so precisely re-created in all their brutal, claustrophobic intensity as in this debut: part morality play, part suspense tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS HOW I FIND HER by Sara Polsky
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Perceptive and sincere. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A teenage girl attempts to separate her life from that of her bipolar mother in this introspective debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LETTERS FROM RAPUNZEL by Sara Holmes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Despite these weaknesses, Cadence's story may still cast a spell over some readers. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Contradictions can be intriguing. Read full book review >