Search Results: "Sara Shepard"


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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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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 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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FOLLOW ME by Sara Shepard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Skip. (Mystery. 14-16)"
The teenage detectives from The Amateurs (2016) return, sent on a chase by their adversary. 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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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 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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ELVIS HORNBILL, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS BIRD by Steve Shepard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1991

A role-reversal for the 90's: the narrator and his wife, Americans living in Africa, adopt a hornbill and name him Elvis, hoping he'll become a rock star. Read full book review >

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YOU THINK THAT'S BAD by Jim Shepard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2011

"The narrator of one story in this collection writes that, when the weather rages, communication is 'reduced to hand signals with mittens.' Some of this writing feels like that."
A story collection of expansive postmodernism that combines bursts of humor with flashes of tragedy. Read full book review >

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THE CELESTIALS by Karen Shepard
Released: June 11, 2013

"Balancing cultural history with soap opera isn't easy, but Shepard manages to succeed on both counts."
Shepard's (An Empire of Women, 2000, etc.) latest novel is based on a true piece of labor history: In 1870, Calvin Sampson, who owned a shoe factory in North Adams, Mass., broke a strike by importing 75 Chinese immigrants who worked at reduced rates. Read full book review >