Search Results: "Sarah Booth Conroy"


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REFINEMENTS OF LOVE by Sarah Booth Conroy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Serious historical fiction that really satisfies."
A persuasive if controversial interpretation from Washington Post columnist Conroy of the mysterious behavior of Henry Adams after the supposed suicide, in 1885, of his wife. Read full book review >

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MY READING LIFE by Pat Conroy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"From time's bookshelf, Conroy selects some arresting volumes and some dusty duds better left alone."
The bestselling author offers scattered remembrances and ruminations about favorite books, writers and inspirations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2017

"It's not Fear and Loathing or even The Boys on the Bus, but Conroy turns in a quirky, well-observed account of how electoral politics works."
To win the presidency, you have to win a primary, and to win a primary, you have to carry New Hampshire, powerful all out of proportion to its size or population. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE OF TIDES by Pat Conroy
Released: Oct. 21, 1986

"I speak now of the sun-struck, deeply lived-in days of my past."
A flabby, fervid melodrama of a high-strung Southern family from Conroy (The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline), whose penchant for overwriting once again obscures a genuine talent. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 22, 2002

"Seemingly effortless, entirely transportive."
Essays old and new from writer's writer Conroy (Body and Soul, 1993, etc.), who eschews fireworks in favor of the dead-on observation as he considers topics ranging from fatherhood to the Rolling Stones to leaving New York. Read full book review >

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ANZARD by Christopher Conroy
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"A children's fantasy with shallow characters, a questionable moral and a convoluted setting."
Debut author Conroy sends a 10-year-old boy on a Pilgrim's Progress-like quest of self-discovery in this lackluster fantasy adventure. 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

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BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 15, 1994

"A bargain for connoisseurs of comic mysteries: Beneath the knockabout farce is a byzantine puzzle guaranteed to leave you both baffled and itchy."
Accustomed as he is to zany goings-on at the Smithsonian, beleaguered foreign-affairs officer Henry Scruggs (Mr. Smithson's Bones, 1993, etc.) meets his match when he hosts 37 members of the K'ng-Gui tribe for the Bicentennial Folklore Festival. Read full book review >

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TYRELL by Coe Booth
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"While the complex party-planning plotline doesn't exactly cut a straight path, its convoluted-ness undoubtedly illustrates the kinds of obstacles these teens must overcome and the connections they need to make in order to survive—inside or outside the law. (Fiction. YA)"
After his DJ father is incarcerated for drug dealing, 15-year-old Tyrell, his brother and his mother are rendered homeless and move to a slummy city shelter in the Bronx. Read full book review >

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WAR DOG by Martin Booth
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"All readers will be stirred by the heroic canine's adventures. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In his first novel for young readers, Booth (Dreaming of Samarkand, 1990, etc.) introduces Jet, a black Labrador hero in the tradition of Rin Tin Tin. Read full book review >

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SAVING HAMLET by Molly Booth
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"This entertaining and original novel deals not just with growing up, but with a fresh and different interpretation of 'to be or not to be.' (Fantasy. 12-16)"
This debut novel combines a love of Shakespeare with the very real issue of gender expectations and the difficulty of fitting into roles defined by others. Read full book review >