Search Results: "Sarah Warburton"


BOOK REVIEW

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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MABEL AND ME  by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A pretty package but lacking in substance and storyline. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small mouse with delusions of grandeur strolls down a vaguely Parisian street with his best friend, Mabel. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE PEAS by Caryl Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A well-fashioned, if thinly sliced, tale of the well-traveled princess. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hart and Warburton serve forth another princess with far too many peas in her life. Read full book review >

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RUBY AND GRUB by Abi Burlingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A doggy love note, but it's no better than a bland alternative to Harry the Dirty Dog (1956) or such descendants as Lori Mortensen and Michael Allen Austin's Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg (2013). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Grub is such a muddy, mucky, messy dog! What to do? Read full book review >

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MAX AND THE WON'T GO TO BED SHOW by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A fun-filled revamp of the bedtime genre and a humorous choice for the not-quite-sleepy set. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Please put your hands together for…MAX THE MAGNIFICENT!" Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE PRESENTS by Caryl Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Ruby is so repellent before her metamorphosis readers will be hard put to care for her when it comes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bright candy colors and rhyming text characterize this tale of an utterly self-centered princess and her gentle dad, the king. Read full book review >

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GRUB IN LOVE by Abi Burlingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"A bland episode, though likely to leave more-reflective readers wondering when the puppies will be coming along. (Picture book. 5-7)"
New neighbors Ruby and Billy make friends fairly easily, but their dogs suffer the pangs of love in this cozy import. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE GIANT by Caryl Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A clever fractured fairy tale that princes and princesses of all ages will enjoy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a giant keeps the town awake at night with his loud stomping, Princess Sophie takes matters into her own hands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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SARAH CANARY by Karen Joy Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

Fowler's remarkable debut recounts the 19-century adventures of a mysterious wild woman—and of the Chinese railway worker, insane-asylum escapee, suffragette, and exhibiter of circus freaks who pursue her through the Washington Territory—in this baroque tale of mystery, cruelty, and wonder as bombastically excessive as Barnum and Bailey itself. Read full book review >