Search Results: "Sarah Pemberton Strong"


BOOK REVIEW

BURNING THE SEA by Sarah Pemberton Strong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Smart, edgy, well written: an impressive first."
A confident and powerfully voiced first novel in which a couple—damaged, haunted and desperate—find redemption. Read full book review >

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THE FAINTING ROOM by Sarah Pemberton Strong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2013

"A deliciously creepy and intense story."
Strong (Burning the Sea, 2002) presents a disturbing and erotic narrative about the lives of an oddly matched married couple who host a teenage girl for the summer. 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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STRONG MOTHERS, STRONG SONS by Meg Meeker
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"Solid, practical advice for women on how to properly nurture their sons."
How women can raise boys to become good men. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2000

"Clear, sound help for those at particular risk."
For those to whom osteoporosis is a serious concern, this will be welcomed as a straightforward, single-purpose guide to its prevention and treatment. Read full book review >

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STRONG DRINK, STRONG LANGUAGE by John Espey
Released: Nov. 15, 1990

Droll memoirs of his boyhood in China by an American novelist (An Observer, 1965) and linguist. 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 >

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SHUNNING SARAH by Julie Kramer
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Riley's obtuseness makes her a uniquely incompetent detective, an investigative reporter constantly surprised by developments less likely to ambush seasoned genre fans."
Another hot tip from her best informant, her mother, leads TV reporter Riley Spartz (Killing Kate, 2011, etc.) far from the Twin Cities to a murder among the Amish community in misnamed Harmony, Minn. Read full book review >

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SARAH CONLEY by Ellen Gilchrist
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Gilchrist keeps you in the palm of her hand when she tells a story, even if it's one that won't be remembered half an hour after it's over."
The 13th work of fiction from Gilchrist (The Courts of Love, 1996, etc.), who here tries to give the standard midlife crisis story some fresh vigor by dropping a suddenly eligible old flame into the cast of characters. Read full book review >