Search Results: "Sarah Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

CAROLINE by Sarah Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"Beguiling, pulse-pounding historical fiction."
The Ingalls family loads everything they own onto a wagon and heads west from Wisconsin to the unsettled Kansas Territory, but this time, the tale is told from Caroline's perspective. Read full book review >

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MISS SPITFIRE by Sarah Miller
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 10, 2007

"It's hard to argue with Miller, as she sticks so close to the documented story while giving readers a good dose of the melodrama that makes it so appealing, a craving for more and the direction to find it. (author's note, photographs, chronology, bibliography) (Fiction. 9-14)"
Why is the story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan so enthralling? Read full book review >

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THE BORDEN MURDERS by Sarah Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"The high-appeal topic will attract many readers, and the suspenseful account will have them trying to solve this still unresolved murder mystery. (author's note, endnotes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
This true-crime narrative examines the question that mesmerized the nation in 1892: did Lizzie Borden kill her father and stepmother? Read full book review >

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INSIDE THE MIND OF GIDEON RAYBURN by Sarah Miller
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"A typical prep-school tale complete with excess, drugs and sex, but with a failed twist that is frequently awkward and quickly grows predictable. (Fiction. YA)"
On his first day at an elite New England boarding school, Gideon Rayburn doesn't know about the mysterious female visitor inexplicably tucked inside his head listening to and commenting on his most intimate thoughts ranging from cafeteria food to losing his virginity. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER GIRL by Sarah Miller
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Mature sexual themes, frank language and drug references make this text appropriate for older teen readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Sassy, witty and smart prep-schooler Molly McGarry returns in this second Midvale Prep novel, and she is still lodged firmly in Gideon Rayburn's arms and mind, which means she's privileged to overhear each of his most intimate, silly and mundane thoughts, all with no filtering. Read full book review >

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THE LOST CROWN by Sarah Miller
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 14, 2011

"A fascinating, moving exploration of the endlessly fascinating Romanovs, buttressed by extensive and fascinating backmatter. (Historical fiction.12 & up)"
Tsar Nicholas II's four ill-fated daughters provide a fictional, inside look at Imperial Russia's dying days in this thoroughly researched, poignant and compelling account of how the deposed Romanovs coped with abdication and arrest from 1914 to 1918. Read full book review >

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TO ABSTRACT: by Sarah Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2013

"At its best, a heartfelt, lovely collection of creative expressions that touches upon the universe's greatest mysteries."
A visual art and poetry collaboration that delves into Eastern philosophy, the power of nature and the human capacity for connection. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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LOVING LOCKS WITH SHAREE MILLER
by Julie Danielson

In a recent opinion piece at Blavity, [currently inaccessible online],  guest author and children’s book reviewer “kirkwood1692” weighs in on what she describes as a surge (for various reasons she notes in her piece) in the scholarly interest of the representation of black girls in children’s literature. Of course, the author writes, “just because a book has a ...


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SEE THE WORLD THROUGH SCARLET-TINTED GLASSES
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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BAD RELIGION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Violet Hour (The Violet Hour Book 1) by Whitney A. Miller

Cover Story: Smoke Gets In Your Big Face
BFF Charm: Caution
Swoonworthy Scale:
 1
Talky Talk: Figuratively Speaking
Bonus Factor:
 Cult
Relationship Status: Memorable Fling That Wants to Come Back for More

 

Cover Story: Smoke Gets In Your Big Face

A vaguely ...


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