Search Results: "Sara Sheridan"


BOOK REVIEW

I'M ME! by Sara Sheridan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"This is a fine way to spend the day, no doubt, but in a story that seems intended to celebrate the imagination, it provides a most contradictory and unsatisfying conclusion. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Imogen arrives at her Aunt Sara's house for the day, she announces that she is ready to "play pretend." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Sheridan seems sincerely interested in testing his physical limits, but after his early injuries, neither he nor his book ever regain momentum—or the reader's interest."
Plimpton-esque journey into the international world of professional fighting, with painful results. Read full book review >

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44 by Peter Sheridan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1999

"A thoroughly enjoyable, comic journey back in time; Sheridan has brilliantly re-created his delightful, poignant boyhood. (Author tour)"
A funny, tender, and vividly rendered memoir of the author's boyhood in 1960s Dublin. Read full book review >

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Demons of the Hallowed Dome by C.F. Sheridan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2016

"An effective spacefaring tale with plenty of morsels for genre fans."
In Sheridan's sci-fi debut, the first of a planned trilogy, humanity's military forces fight back against an alien species, but there may be a bigger threat in play. Read full book review >

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EVERY INCH OF HER by Peter Sheridan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A mildly transgressive version of Brendan O'Caroll's Agnes Brown novels, with the same sentimentality and forced good spirits that made many readers of those works rather queasy in short order."
Irish theater director and first-novelist Sheridan takes us through the back streets of Dublin to meet Philo Nolan, perhaps the biggest Earth Mother to cross the Liffey since Molly Bloom. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF LOST THINGS by Sheridan Hay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"A tribute to the book-obsessed that's unfortunately cast with stereotypes."
A triangle of unrequited love and a tussle over an apocryphal Melville manuscript enliven Hay's bildungsroman. Read full book review >

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WHY SO SAD, BROWN RABBIT? by Sheridan Cain
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"It is curious, and unexplored, why the other barnyard animals are so diffident, but the message of shared responsibility is sweetly understated, while the tender, benignly baffled characters of Kelly's watercolor illustrations are quite effective. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Cain's story of imprinting gone wrong opens with Brown Rabbit in self-pitying mode: ``I wish I could hop, skip, and jump, too, but I'm too old to play games,'' he moans. Read full book review >

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ROMANS by Michael Sheridan
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"A pleasant journey through the past and present of Europe's greatest urbs."
A delightful excursion through the history, politics, and culture of the Eternal City, showing the continuity between Rome's turbulent history and its equally intriguing present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2005

"Still, valuable as a study of manufactured imagery and the racism that comes with and of it."
A labored rebuke to anyone who imagines that Asian women—and men, for that matter—are merely players in some Western fantasyland out of Terry and the Pirates, or perhaps a Jackie Chan movie. Read full book review >