Search Results: "Sarah Garland"


BOOK REVIEW

BILLY AND BELLE by Sarah Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Very nice. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Published in England in 1992, this American edition of a warmhearted picture book is sure to offer reassurance and comfort. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BILLY AND BELLE by Sarah Garland
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1992

"But: it's an obviously British book with universal appeal, and multicultural is in—so why these clumsy efforts to deny the authentic setting? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Today Belle is going to school with big brother Billy for the first time, because Dad (who is black) is taking ``Mom'' (blond) to the hospital: a new baby is coming. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEX THE COWBOY by Sarah Garland
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1995

"Parodic sketches of the Old West, with a cowhand's understated sense of humor. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Six chapters (with old-fashioned titles, e.g., ``Tex and Bad Hank) in the life of Tex, a hapless cowboy with a drooping mustache, and his horse Gloria. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AZZI IN BETWEEN by Sarah Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A positive but not blandly idealized portrayal of challenges displaced people face. (Graphic picture book. 7-9)"
Though given a British setting, this sensitive tale of a young war refugee slowly adapting to a new life will strike chords of sympathy and recognition almost anywhere. Read full book review >

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EDDIE'S TOOLBOX AND HOW TO MAKE AND MEND THINGS by Sarah Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Garland packs a lot of learning into her good-hearted tale of friendship and helping. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Eddie gets the opportunity to help new neighbors with their fixer-upper house and to make a haven for the birds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Sure to be a hit with young cooks. (recipes) (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's Grandad's birthday, and Eddie's mum has completely forgotten. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"A useful journalistic examination of a troubling societal phenomenon."
A freelance journalist from Louisville, Ky., returns home to chronicle litigation that would end public school desegregation—a lawsuit filed by African-American parents on behalf of their children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"A valuable exploration of an important cultural phenomenon, but Garland's sympathy for her subjects occasionally clouds her examination of the gangs' seemingly pointless sadism."
Startling revelations of how bigotry and gang violence are transforming once-bucolic suburbs. Read full book review >

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JUDY GARLAND by David Shipman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 1993

"If you can take it, it's a great story. (Twenty-four pages of b&w photographs)"
Big, heart-heavy bio of Garland that—though never stylish- -holds throughout. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CHRISTMAS GARLAND by Anne Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A novel approach to an oft-explored subject, this tale will delight Perry's fans and bring her new ones."
Perennial best-selling author Perry (A Sunless Sea, 2012, etc.) once again shows why her work resonates with readers in this short Christmas story that doesn't rely on all of the usual yuletide tricks to make it sing. Read full book review >