Search Results: "Sarah Gristwood"


BOOK REVIEW

ARBELLA by Sarah Gristwood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2005

"A human drama truly Shakespearean."
A British historian offers an intriguing, scholarly look at the short, sad life of Arbella Stuart, cousin to Queen Elizabeth I and too close in the line of succession to enjoy a life of her own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A British historian nimbly makes sense and relevance out of the confoundingly entangled dynasties of the Yorks and Tudors."
A labyrinthine journey through the York-Lancaster feud of 15th-century England from the point of view of its queens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELIZABETH & LEICESTER by Sarah Gristwood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2007

"Well-balanced, nicely grounded in research and far weightier than the usual royal fluff."
British journalist and historian Gristwood (Arabella: England's Lost Queen,, 2005, etc.) plunges with admirable clarity into the romantic Tudor arena. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

TRIXIE TEN by Sarah Massini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Bland, though possibly useful to readers frustrated by a multitude of siblings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A simple tale about large-family appreciation gets cheery art that's more conceptual than complex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEENY TINY TALES FOR TODDLERS by Sarah Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The simple, cozy stories (the others include a garden adventure for the twins, a hunt for the missing baby Rose and Poppy's desire for wings) are ideal for bedtime reading, with illustrated thumb tabs on the page edge for easy access to a favorite. (Picture book. 1-4)"
"In a teeny tiny house lived five teeny tiny children and a teeny tiny guard dog." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T MENTION PIRATES by Sarah McConnell
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Potential pirates will want to uncover this treasure; others may best leave it buried. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A family denies their pirate roots until the scent of buried treasure brings out the pirate in each of them. Read full book review >

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

READY FOR WEATHER by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A plainspoken and effective introduction to the spectrum of weather patterns, with color identification as a bonus. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little readers learn the value of dressing properly for various weather conditions. Read full book review >