Search Results: "Sarah Horne"


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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SCAM ON THE CAM by Clémentine Beauvais
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"Readers who have come this far with the series will find themselves giggling over Sesame's good-natured bossiness and her impressive snooping skills. (Fiction. 7-11)"
That precocious sleuth on roller skates, Sophie "Sesame" Seade, attempts to track down the source of the bug that is making the Cambridge rowing team sick on the eve of its race with Oxford. Read full book review >

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SLEUTH ON SKATES by Clémentine Beauvais
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"A likable and diverting British import. (Mystery. 9-12)"
An appealing girl detective makes her debut in the first of a mystery series. Read full book review >

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GARGOYLES GONE AWOL by Clémentine Beauvais
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2015

"Beauvais' narrative zips breezily along and gets to the end with several moments of laugh-out-loud cleverness—and that's enough to grab readers. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Young Sesame Seade returns for a second round of detective work around and about the colleges of Cambridge University (Sleuth on Skates, 2014), this time aided by friends Toby and Gemma.Read full book review >

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VILE by Mark Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Though not really 'cautionary' in the Beastly Boys and Ghastly Girls sense, this does offer some memorable lines ('Even if I haven't picked the right school, I'll have picked the right nostril') and acting out to counter the bland modeling more common in standard manner manuals. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Two rival Academies in the town of Beastieville counterintuitively offer either training in good manners for the already-virtuous or a bad-behavior curriculum tailored to students who "pester, pinch, and push, / who sniffle in their snot." Read full book review >

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NANA CRACKS THE CASE! by Kathleen Lane
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"The efforts at postmodern humor à la Scieszka occasionally succeed, but can't compensate for affectless characters and a senseless plot, making it all the more puzzling why separate credit is given for the story's 'concept.' (Fiction. 7-10)"
Prone to seeking out odd jobs and getting fired from them, Nana is hired as a police detective in Crispy County. Read full book review >

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THE LONG-LOST SECRET DIARY OF THE WORLD'S WORST KNIGHT by Tim  Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A newly minted knight goes from zero to hero—at least in his own mind. (afterword, glossary, timeline) (Historical farce. 9-11)"
Young squire Roderick is ready for knightly fame—as soon as he finds a sword he can lift, that is, and can rid himself of a tendency to wail when his horse moves. Read full book review >

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SCOUT AND THE SAUSAGE THIEF by Gill Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A bit silly but good fun. (Fantasy. 5-8)"
Scout, a female German shepherd, is very excited to be trying for her Care in the Community badge at Sausage Dreams Puppy Academy. 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 >