Search Results: "Sara Wheeler"


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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2007

"A tremendous portrayal of this transitional paradigm to modernism."
Beautifully rendered biography of the last of the great Victorian gentlemen-adventurers, by accomplished English author Wheeler (Cherry, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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GREETINGS FROM ANTARCTICA by Sara Wheeler
Released: July 1, 1999

"Key dates in Antarctic history complete this accessible profile, ideal as entry into units on the region. (maps, charts, diagrams, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In an eye-opening companion to such works as Jennifer Armstrong's Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World (1999) and Elizabeth Cody Kimmel's Ice Story (p. 66) on Shackleton, readers get a contemporary look at Antarctica. Read full book review >

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O MY AMERICA! by Sara Wheeler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Wheeler's gift for biography is strong, and despite occasional wanderings from the trail, the author ably captures these women and their travels."
English travel writer Wheeler (Access All Areas: Selected Writings 1990-2011, 2013, etc.) explores her personal struggle with age through the lens of American history as experienced by a group of 19th-century women. 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 >

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ACCESS ALL AREAS by Sara Wheeler
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Uneven and mostly bland."
An assortment of essays, reviews, and excerpts from British travel writer and biographer Wheeler (The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A vivid, sympathetic portrait of what are essentially frontier regions where existence remains perilous and the major changes of global warming may or may not improve matters."
An engrossing account of the people and cultures living—if not thriving—in high polar regions. Read full book review >

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CHERRY by Sara Wheeler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 23, 2002

"Wheeler has set a high standard for Cherry-Garrard biographies to come, as surely they will. (16-page photo insert)"
A nimble and discerning biography of an aristocratic adventurer who wrote one of the finest books on polar exploration. 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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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 >