Search Results: "Sarah N. Harvey"


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SPIRIT LEVEL by Sarah N. Harvey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Plenty of drama and a laundry list of catchy, contemporary issues make this an eventful, intriguing read. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Sperm-donor half siblings, friends with gay parents, and stay-at-home dads who run away with other men or with younger women, or dads who reside in prison for vehicular manslaughter—Harvey weaves far-ranging family and gender strands together. Read full book review >

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HARVEY by Hervé Bouchard
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Pensive, with hushed, desolate notes, this is best suited for thoughtful readers, both YA and adult, who are ready for a quiet literary examination of loss. (Graphic memoir. 12 & up)"
A sparse, evocative look at a father's death. Read full book review >

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THREE LITTLE WORDS by Sarah N. Harvey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"While strangely tone deaf to adoption and transracial family issues, Harvey portrays parental mental illness and the long-term effects of childhood trauma with compassionate insight. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Sid, 16, is an odd, orderly soul. He wears black T-shirts and jeans exclusively, sketches obsessively, hangs out with his best friend, Chloe, and helps out with Caleb and Megan's other foster kids on their peaceful British Columbia island. Read full book review >

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DEATH BENEFITS by Sarah N. Harvey
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Sophisticated readers and fans of Joan Bauer's Rules of the Road (1998) or Louis Sachar's The Cardturner (2010) will enjoy the grandfather-grandson banter and tenderness. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
In this character-driven intergenerational story, Royce Peterson and his single mother have recently moved from Nova Scotia to British Columbia to help care for Arthur, Royce's 95-year-old grandfather and one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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BLOOD ON THE BEACH by Sarah N. Harvey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 21, 2017

"This fast-paced adventure misses the mark with a bland narrative and equally bland characters. (Adventure. 12-16)"
What is supposed to be an intervention program for troubled teens goes awry. Read full book review >

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PUPPIES ON BOARD by Sarah N. Harvey
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"Still, puppy-crazy kids may find this appealing, if all the other puppy stories are checked out. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A bevy of literarily named puppies threatens to overwhelm Mollie's houseboat, until she figures out a solution that spreads the wealth around. Read full book review >

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N by Louis Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 1997

"Edwards brilliantly deconstructs the language of race in America, a country and culture he celebrates for its invigorating mix, much like this smart and genre-bending book. (Author tour)"
Edwards's second novel (after Ten Seconds, 1991), a tragic romance with less mystery than the title promises, plays with the conventions of genre literature in order to tell a more profound tale of race, sex, and the meaning of identity in America. Read full book review >

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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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HARVEY PENICK by Kevin Robbins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"This thorough, absorbing biography is also a history of golf in America and how one man taught so many how to hit a golf ball so well."
A biography of the humble Texas golfer who taught greats of the game and whose little instructional guide became the best-selling golf book of all time. Read full book review >

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N-SPACE by Chris Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2011

"Martin's varied literary structure and assimilation of human emotions, fused with a fast-paced, imaginative storyline and realistic science fiction will leave audiences marveling over Maines' adventures in n-Space."
In Martin's collection of science-fiction stories, Lt. Jana Maines steers merchant ships of the Space Trading Commission through the fourth dimension, known as n-Space. Read full book review >

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HARVEY SLUMFENBURGER'S CHRISTMAS PRESENT by John Burningham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Handsome and original: an entertaining addition to the Christmas shelf. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Poor Santa—he's crawling into bed after tucking in his weary reindeer when he spies Harvey's gift, still in his sack. Read full book review >