Search Results: "Sarah Lean"


BOOK REVIEW

SARAH by Marek Halter
Released: May 4, 2004

"Halter fleshes out the scriptural account with rich and credible portraits of contemporary life and history, even if his narration ('There was a quivering in her belly that had nothing to do with fear or anger') occasionally descends to the level of the bodice-buster."
The prizewinning French author re-creates the story of Abraham and Sarah and the unlikely steps that led to their giving birth to both Judaism and the Jewish people. Read full book review >

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SARAH by J.T. LeRoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Not exactly a laugh riot, but not as unrelievedly sordid as a plot synopsis might suggest."
Scary, sad, and way, way out there, Leroy's picaresque debut novel follows a young boy through southern truckstops, where "lot lizards" turn tricks for drivers whose tastes run from women to transvestites to boys in jeans. Read full book review >

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HERO by Sarah  Lean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2015

"A compelling, thought-provoking story about the fights and brave acts—big and small, acclaimed and unattributed—that define us. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Young Leo learns that being a hero isn't about the accolades. Read full book review >

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A HUNDRED HORSES by Sarah  Lean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"As in A Dog Called Homeless (2012), Lean effortlessly stitches a moving tale right to the very edge of fantasy without ever tearing the satisfying believability of her story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Eleven-year-old Nell is frustrated and unhappy. A loner, she's miserable in the busy life her mother has crafted for her. Read full book review >

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A DOG CALLED HOMELESS by Sarah  Lean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Ever so gently, this fine debut effort explores the power of human kindness as Cally and her father find effective ways to cope with their loss. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this British import, a girl grieving for her dead mother gives up talking when she becomes convinced that what she says doesn't matter. Read full book review >

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LEAN GAINS by Jonathan S. Lee
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2016

"Entertaining, rigorous, and informative; a resource for crafting one's personal regimen rather than a traditional fitness guide."
Individuals who suffer from seesawing weight or have hit a plateau despite their workouts should find new questions to explore in this debut book on diet and fitness. Read full book review >

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LEAN IN by Sheryl Sandberg
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"An ideal graduation gift that, although aimed at women, has plenty to offer young men as well."
An expanded version of Facebook COO Sandberg's 2013 best-seller, this time with additional material aimed specifically at women just entering the workforce. Read full book review >

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LEAN IN by Sheryl Sandberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A compelling case for reforms that support family values in the continuing 'march toward true equality.'"
Facebook COO Sandberg (ranked fifth in Forbes' 2011 list of the most powerful women in the world) reveals how gender discrimination still operates against her and other less-fortunate women. Read full book review >

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LEAN MEAN THIRTEEN by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 2007

"Stephanie's appeal has always been synthetic, but this entry leans a mite too much on the tactics of Hollywood summer blockbusters: fires, explosions, stun-gunnings and crude language. Below average for this ebullient series."
Evanovich once more winds up Trenton's preeminent bounty hunter and sends her into battle against a most unexpected adversary. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 1994

An arresting albeit donnish, reappraisal of the forces driving the global economy, from a man of the left who minces few words about his progressive agenda. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1991

"Despite its flaws, then, an essential reference on how artistic rebels have defied social norms on creative expression— and on how the judiciary has responded in incremental, sometimes contradictory, ways."
A verbose and sprawling, yet well-researched and compelling, narrative history of how literary iconoclasts have run afoul of censors in America. Read full book review >

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LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAN by Employee X
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 2013

"Shrewd and perceptive, though the leap from describing a poor implementation of lean to an out-and-out condemnation of it may not be justified."
A short indictment of the lean approach to management from the perspective of an unidentified employee at an unidentified company that is two years into the lean transformation. Read full book review >