Search Results: "Sara Poole"


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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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THE BORGIA MISTRESS by Sara Poole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2012

"A welcome antidote to the usual melodramatic Borgia fare."
A poisoner in the court of the Borgia pope strives to protect His Holiness by rooting out an assassin, in the third of a series. 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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THE TIDAL POOLE by Karen Harper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2000

"The result: an anachronistic romp guaranteed both to titillate and to annoy. (Author tour)"
Once crowned in 1559, Elizabeth I expects the love and loyalty of her subjects to flow gently into her larger life; but the sleuthing, swashbuckling queen (The Poyson Garden, p. 26) gets no respite from a raging tide of intrigue and betrayal. 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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TELL MRS. POOLE I'M SORRY by Kathleen Rowntree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Occasionally Rowntree indulges in a touch of the wit that crackled in The Directrix, but there's a kind of dreamy sameness to the narrative, and the impression made by the three women and their crises just doesn't burn deep enough."
The British author of The Directrix (1991)—a hilarious, pertinent display of political infighting in a tumultuous nunnery- -has unfortunately, in this tale about three women friends through the years, opted for an overlay of sobersided sentiment. 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 >

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THE SARA SUMMER by Mary Downing Hahn
Released: Oct. 1, 1980

"And the restrained resolution is not matched by the characterization of the supporting cast—horrors one and all."
Emily Sherwood is twelve, tormented by her snide schoolmates for being tall, treated like an infant by her overbearing parents, and maybe a little too accommodating to her younger brother. Read full book review >