Search Results: "Sarah Crossan"


BOOK REVIEW

APPLE AND RAIN by Sarah  Crossan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A realistic if gently didactic tale about growing up and parenting. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Apple's got plenty to contend with: her best friend's deserted her, the boy she's attracted to barely knows she exists, and her overprotective Nana is a source of embarrassment at school—but what hurts most is her glamorous mother's abandonment 11 years ago. Read full book review >

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BREATHE by Sarah  Crossan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A solid post-apocalyptic tale. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
An imaginative, convincing dystopian world dominates this intriguing debut, in which the population lives in domed cities after most of the oxygen has escaped the atmosphere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE by Sarah  Crossan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"This is honest, unapologetic realism from a diverse perspective not often seen in fiction for teens. Not to be overlooked. (author's note) (Verse fiction. 12 & up)"
Two sisters come of age in this thoughtfully crafted, well-researched verse novel of emerging selfhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WEIGHT OF WATER by Sarah  Crossan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"Memorable. (Verse fiction. 10-14)"
In this taut portrayal of the immigrant experience, 12-year-old Kasienka moves with Mama from Gdansk, Poland, to Coventry, England, to find Tata, her father. Read full book review >

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WE COME APART by Sarah  Crossan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"Addresses persecution while reinforcing it. Skip. (Verse fiction. 14-16)"
Two teens with bad lives connect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"'America as the New Roman Empire' is pretty tired stuff, and the author's jeremiad against 'Bible-fed Christian violence' won't sway anyone who doesn't already share his decidedly PC faith."
The Bible presents us with both a peaceful God and a violent God, declares Crossan (In Search of Paul, 2004, etc.). The task of believers is to decide which one to follow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JESUS by John Dominic Crossan
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"The most reliable—read: cautious—guide to the historical Jesus remains John P. Meier's massive, on-going project, A Marginal Jew (1991- )."
Revisionist ``biography'' of Jesus, by New Testament scholar Crossan (Biblical Studies/DePaul University; Raid on the Articulate, 1976). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Brilliant writing in the service of a disappointingly dogmatic positivism."
Controversial biblical scholar Crossan restates his thesis that the Gospel accounts of the death of Jesus tell us more about the polemics of the early Christians than about what really happened. Read full book review >

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SEE THE WORLD THROUGH SCARLET-TINTED GLASSES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine
BFF Charms: Eventually, With Benefits
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Politechs
Bonus Factor: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Factor: Politics
Anti-Bonus Factor: Needs a Glossary
Relationship Status: Concerned Constituent

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine

This cover is a little on the nose. It’s pretty, and the ...


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SARAH DUNN
by Megan Labrise

Somewhere along the line in Lucy and Owen’s marriage, the sex tapered off. The makeup, high heels, and date nights went out the window. The poop wound up on the wall. Again.

“Why is there poop on the wall again?” Sarah Dunn writes in The Arrangement, a big, bawdy comic novel (starred review) set in the fictional Hudson Valley ...


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BOOK REVIEW

EXTRAORDINARY WARREN by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"The simple line drawings are charming. The text is a matter of taste. It will be a hit with fans of borscht-belt humor. Everyone else may be driven…CRAZY. (Graphic fiction. 6-9)"
This is a story that keeps interrupting itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ORANGE, TRIANGLE, FOX by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"What this and its companion lack in clarity of concepts, they make up for in character. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
An exploration of colors, shapes and animals. Read full book review >