Search Results: "Sarah Pemberton Strong"


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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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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 CAT MASTER by Bonnie Pemberton
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Those desperate for another cat story may find this more entertaining than reading the back of a pet-food bag—barely. (Fantasy. 10+)"
A stunning cover is the best part of this mediocre animal fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH PIT by Tony Strong
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"A nosegay for historical-mystery fans, and strong stuff for readers hungry for mystery-mongering on a grand scale—assuming they won't be put off by Terry's vigorous pansexuality."
Desperate to complete an acceptable dissertation before her funding runs out, Oxford researcher Therese Williams, who's already survived one harrowing brush with murder (The Poison Tree, 1997), gloms onto the unpublished letters of Catherine McCulloch, burned as a witch in 1698, as manna from heaven. Read full book review >

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THE OLD WORLD by Jonathan Strong
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Strong (Offspring, 1995, etc.) struggles to give resonance and purpose to the tale, but the overly sensitive and sophisticated dialogue of the adolescent boys and their peculiar—and not really understandably grounded—fixation tend to defeat his efforts."
A repetitive, implausible, and strangely narrated tale of four men and the effects a favorite high-school teacher has on their later lives. Read full book review >

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WITH JUST ONE CLICK... by Amanda Strong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2011

"Often pedestrian, sometimes engrossing, much like Facebook itself.
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Strong uses the brave new world of social networking to explore the timeless themes of love, betrayal, jealousy and friendship. Read full book review >

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STUFF by Jeremy Strong
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"In spite of the unfortunately silly title, here's a British import that boys may devour just as girls have loved Louise Rennison's Georgia Nicolson series. (Fiction. 12+)"
Fourteen-year-old Simon is a British boy working through a lot of problems: a new stepmother, a new stepsister, a school bully and a girlfriend named Delfine who's not as fine as a longed-for girl named Sky. Read full book review >

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FEAST by Roy Strong
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A broad and transporting canvas, as redolent of social nuance and detail as the pieces of cutlery on a Victorian table. (60 b&w illustrations)"
An entertaining survey of the table, Babylonian to Edwardian, examining the political and social forces that shaped what appeared on it. Read full book review >

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DELUGE by Albertine Strong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"While Strong adds few fresh touches to this standard intergenerational saga, her graceful prose and affection for Chippewa lore make for a lively, involving tale."
An unexceptional if appealing debut in which a part-Chippewa woman recounts the experiences of three generations of her family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2000

"Elizabeth was complex and her character often obscure. Her cult was a deliberate creation, says Strong, and his presentation is convincing, scholarly, and sophisticated. Knowledge of Latin helpful, but not essential. (91 b&w illustrations, seen)"
Among the manifold lessons history may teach is the skillful use of public relations—as used, for example, in the court of Elizabeth I. Read full book review >