Search Results: "Sarah Darer Littman"


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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT by Sarah Darer Littman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An unexpectedly layered story of slow awakening and redemption. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Uber-good-girl Sammy Wallach did not deserve this. Read full book review >

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LIFE, AFTER by Sarah Darer Littman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Enjoyable enough, so keep this on the shelf to fight misconceptions about terrorism, poverty, immigration and Jews—but don't expect readers to come begging for more. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
The exodus of the Jews is breaking Dani's heart: the exodus from Buenos Aires, that is. Read full book review >

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CHARMED, I'M SURE by Sarah Darer Littman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Inventive and, yes, charming. (Fantasy. 9-14)<"
Rosie White Charming is an ordinary eighth-grader in New York City—who happens to be the beloved daughter of Prince Charming and Snow White Charming. Read full book review >

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PURGE by Sarah Darer Littman
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"An average teen-angst novel with an underlying but not heavy-handed message, this may start a few conversations. (Fiction. 11 & up)"
High-school junior Janie has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital for treatment of her bulimia. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A CLOSET CATHOLIC by Sarah Darer Littman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Funny and tearful. (Yiddish/Hebrew glossary) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Justine's life is both amusing and somber as she negotiates religion, family, and bereavement. Read full book review >

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FAIREST OF THEM ALL by Sarah Darer Littman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"A cute story with a few leaps in logic. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Imagine wanting to be a fashion designer when your mother is the actual Sleeping Beauty who fell asleep under a spell for 100 years after pricking her finger on a spindle. Read full book review >

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BACKLASH by Sarah Darer Littman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 31, 2015

"More conceptual than distinct, but accessible and potentially useful. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-16)"
Cyberbullying and a suicide attempt, told from four first-person perspectives. Read full book review >

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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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SIMPLY SARAH by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Ink-and-wash drawings add visual appeal. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Naylor continues her series featuring "Idea Girl" Sarah Simpson in a pigeon disaster that takes place outside her Chicago apartment window. Read full book review >

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DIVINE SARAH by Adam Braver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"A journey into the heart of acting that's ever entertaining but at times transcendentally overblown."
Sarah Bernhardt's declining years, as highly fictionalized as Braver's debut, Mr. Lincoln's Wars (2003). Read full book review >

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REMEMBERING SARAH by Chris Mooney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2004

"Mooney (World Without End, 2001, etc.) offers a sympathetic protagonist in a compelling situation, and for some that will be enough to get them through the storm of wildly implausible plotting that blows up toward the end."
A young girl is stolen in a near-miss psychological thriller, Mooney's third, triggering guilt, blame, and violence as bitter by-products. Read full book review >