Search Results: "Scott A. Sandage"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"An earnest entry in an emerging academic discipline, but a dreary topic for recreational reading."
A book about failure? In America? Read full book review >

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WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN by John A. Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Even the eroticism grows tedious."
Scott (Blair, 1989) appears to have misplaced his sense of humor in this slight novel, which would more appropriately be titled Men and Women Who Think About Sex Too Much. Read full book review >

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THE STEPS THEY TOOK by Scott A. Williams
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"The drama of this 12-step recovery story lies too much in sordid events and reportage, and not enough in the observable inner development of its characters."
In Williams' debut novel, two people—a man going through a messy divorce and a suicidal woman—meet and support each other as they both begin recovery from alcoholism. Read full book review >

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RESIDENT ON CALL by Scott A. Rivkees
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Amusing medical stories as seen through the eyes of a new doctor."
Firsthand accounts of life as a newly graduated pediatric doctor. Read full book review >

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WILSON by A. Scott Berg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Readable, authoritative and, most usefully, inspiring."
Accomplished biographer Berg (Lindbergh, 1998, etc.) emphasizes the extraordinary talents of this unlikely president in an impressive, nearly hagiographic account. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2007

"Both will charm readers, whether picky eaters or no. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Child and monster connect in this airy tale of interspecies friendship. Read full book review >

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NICHOLI by Cooper Edens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Banfill's winter landscapes are outstanding, but his people are so stiffly and meticulously painted that they are more like wax figures than characters to care about. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It is Christmas Day, when the residents of a mountain village traditionally gather to sculpt the snow. Read full book review >

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FOREST CHILD by Marni McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A perfect bedtime story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When a boy wanders into the woods and gets lost, the animals are hostile and suspicious at first, ``mumbling, grumbling, growling low.'' But after he frees a rabbit from a hunting trap, the animals see that he can be trusted and they take care of him as though he were one of them. Read full book review >

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THE GOLD MEDAL MESS by David A.  Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"This series opener is a promising venture into early Matt Christopher territory. (Mystery/sports fiction. 7-9)"
When a mysterious saboteur threatens to shut down their school's Olympic games, five young athletes put on their detective shoes. Read full book review >

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POINT OF DREAMS by Melissa Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"If replete with rather fussy detail, the scenario's unusually well developed and intricately plotted: a solidly engrossing entry in this tolerably persuasive series."
Another in the authors' series of gumshoe fantasies (Point of Hopes, 1995) set in a Renaissance world where both magic and astrology work. Read full book review >

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POINT OF HOPES by Melissa Scott
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Still, readers in no particular hurry will find plenty to divert them."
Scott and Barnett's (previous collaboration, the paperback The Armor of Light, 1987) medieval fantasy world has two suns; magic works here, as does astrology. Read full book review >

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GOLDWYN: A Biography by A. Scott Berg
Released: April 10, 1989

The life of movie empire-builder Samuel Goldwyn, retold expertly by Berg, American Book Award-winner for Max Perkins (1978). Read full book review >