Search Results: "Sara Shepard"


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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SAM SHEPARD by John J. Winters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2017

"A thorough, admiring work that is nonetheless honest about what the author views as Shepard's late-career decline."
A journalist who has devoted years to Shepard's life and works debuts with a comprehensive account of the life of the prolific playwright, poet, fiction writer, musician, and more. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD GIRLS by Sara Shepard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 2, 2015

"A delectably devious conclusion. (Suspense. 14-18)"
The follow-up to gossipy thriller The Perfectionists (2014) begins with its protagonists reeling from a teacher's death.Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING WE EVER WANTED by Sara Shepard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Though the plot sometimes wanders and the 'scandal' never seems urgent, Shepard has crafted a fine character study on the repressed lives of the American elite."
A contemporary portrait of the stultified life of Philadelphia's Main Line elite. Read full book review >

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THE LYING GAME by Sara Shepard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Naturally, boys and fashion also figure into the story, fleshing out a distinctive scenario that should appeal to many teen girls. (Paranormal chick lit. 14 & up)"
This first in an intriguing new series reunites long-lost twins, but only after one has been murdered. Read full book review >

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THE VISIBLES by Sara Shepard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2009

"A quietly captivating novel."
YA author Shepard's debut adult novel (Pretty Little Liars, 2008, etc.) concerns a girl who feels trapped by her genetics. Read full book review >

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THE AMATEURS by Sara Shepard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A twisty and ultimately satisfying romantic whodunit. (Mystery. 12-18)"
This mystery brings online friends together in their attempt to solve a murder, sparking more than one possible romance. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECTIONISTS by Sara Shepard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Suspenseful and juicy. (Suspense. 14-18)"
In a gossipy thriller from the creator of Pretty Little Liars, a prank on a powerful and popular boy turns deadly. Read full book review >

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THE HEIRESSES by Sara Shepard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"Perfect for a light beach read, but anyone in search of witty chick lit, hot romance or taut mystery should look elsewhere."
Five privileged young woman, all heiresses to the Saybrook diamond empire, are blessed with every luxury. But the family curse—or a vindictive villain—may end their lives prematurely. 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 >