Search Results: "Sarah Lefanu"


BOOK REVIEW

SEX, DRUGS, ROCK 'N' ROLL by Sarah Lefanu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"If, with the rock band Dr. Hook, you can sing of the '60s that 'I was stone and I missed it,' here's a perfectly legal, nonparanoid way to recapture days that have disappeared over the hills like wild horses."
LeFanu's new anthology (Obsession, 1995—co-edited by Stephen Hayward) features 16 tales energized by the upbeat power of the '60s preoccupation with death, dancing, and sex. Read full book review >

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OBSESSION by Sarah Lefanu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Not completely enthralling, but worth picking up for the four or five good pieces."
An uneven if intermittently distinguished gathering of one essay and 15 stories (all but two original), each related to the theme of the title, from editors LeFanu and Hayward (the anthologies God, 1993, and Colors of a New Day, 1990). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOD by Stephen Hayward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A very mixed bag, with a few gems amid the dreck."
Each of 19 different writers gives us a take on the divine- -with more points of view and tones of voice than in the whole of the Old Testament. Read full book review >

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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

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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THIS IS (MAGIC) SPARTA
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

Cover Story: Big Face Tail

BFF Charm: Make It Rain

Swoonworthy Scale: 9

Talky Talk: Notable and Quotable

Bonus Factors: Magical Creatures, LGBTQ

Anti-Bonus Factor: Patty Chase Award for Awful Parenting

Relationship Status: Now is Not the Time to Stare Like A Hypnotized Sheep. Now is the Time to Woo ...


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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >