Search Results: "Sarah Stonich"


BOOK REVIEW

VACATIONLAND by Sarah Stonich
Released: April 1, 2013

"Each chapter renders a story complete, and the stories together weave a deeply mined narrative of place and people, elegiac yet life-affirming."
Minnesota author Stonich (The Ice Chorus, 2005, etc.) draws a novel from 15 linked north-country stories. Read full book review >

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THESE GRANITE ISLANDS by Sarah Stonich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2001

"Old-fashioned and earnest, with a gentle touch that's appealing."
A carefully crafted first novel about doomed lovers in 1930s Minnesota. Read full book review >

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THE ICE CHORUS by Sarah Stonich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2005

"A story, banking on sentiment and stereotype, that can't convince."
A bland, heart-tugging saga about a newly separated Canadian filmmaker who flees to Ireland to document the emotional lives of a small town's residents. Read full book review >

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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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BOOK REVIEW

MRS. MUFFLY’S MONSTER by Sarah Dyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"This isn't a tale of kids just leaping to conclusions; it's a full-throttle lunge. (recipe in metric and English measurements) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Childhood logic and a preference for the impossible explodes in this enjoyable tale of crazy conclusions. Mrs. Muffly's recent behavior has been most peculiar. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEELING SAD by Sarah Verroken
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Who can't respond to a duck that tells clouds what to do? (Picture book. 2-6)"
A deceptively simple Dutch import (with the deliciously evocative original title of Boos) shows young readers a way to turn their moods around. Read full book review >

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TEX THE COWBOY by Sarah Garland
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1995

"Parodic sketches of the Old West, with a cowhand's understated sense of humor. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Six chapters (with old-fashioned titles, e.g., ``Tex and Bad Hank) in the life of Tex, a hapless cowboy with a drooping mustache, and his horse Gloria. Read full book review >

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JUNE IS A TUNE THAT JUMPS ON A STAIR by Sarah Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 1992

"Nice. (Poetry/Picture book. 2-7)"
``It's a day for a cone,/for a plum/or a peach,/a warm- spoony day/for a run/on the beach,/where a ball/hits the clouds,/where the sky tips/the sea,/where we jump/for the water,/one, two, three!'' Thirty-one childlike poems about everyday things—weather, growing, seasons, night—as lighthearted and easily accessible as the author's illustrations of merry tots and their animal friends. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >