Search Results: "Sean Strub"


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BODY COUNTS by Sean Strub
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A valuable document that gives an insider's view into AIDS activism and declares that compassion can mean just as much as cure."
A prominent activist and publisher ties his personal journey into the epochal events that have shaped the last 35 years of LGBT rights and AIDS education. Read full book review >

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FADE TO BLUE by Sean Beaudoin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"This lack of convention is not necessarily a bad thing, but will definitely require patient readers who are content to be left with more questions than answers. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Stellar wit and a thrilling pace become mired in complicated plotting in this promising but at times frustrating effort. Read full book review >

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SLOPPY WANTS A HUG by Sean Julian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Short, simple, sweet—and more than likely to spur some similarly slobbery affection between parent and child. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Dewdrop the fairy is willing to give every forest creature a hug—except for Sloppy the tree dragon. What has Sloppy done? Read full book review >

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THE END OF FUN by Sean McGinty
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"McGinty's debut is a bit of a shaggy dog story: frequently meandering and patience-trying but bighearted and generous, too. (Adventure. 14-16)"
A teen realizes there's more to life than augmented reality. Read full book review >

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THE TIME OF NEW WEATHER by Sean Murphy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2004

"About as subtle as Michael Moore, but not nearly as funny: wears thin very quickly."
In a rather heavy-handed satire of American life and politics, Murphy (The Finished Man, 2004) envisions a dystopian US that's operated by corporations as a profit-making venture. Read full book review >

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YUPPIE SCUM by Sean Breckenridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 1993

"Heavy-handed and rather preachy."
Eighties-rich University of Pennsylvania alumni chase each other around Manhattan, looking for the fiendish former friend who ran off with their life savings and one of their wives. Read full book review >

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NIGHT WATCH by Sean Stewart
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"What with the intriguing but fatally inconsistent backdrop, clunky exposition—Stewart, a Canadian, stops everything to rhapsodize about Wayne Gretzky and the '87 Oilers, for instance— and absence of logic: charming, sometimes, but a shambles."
A yarn set in the same world as Resurrection Man (1995), where magic has seeped back into the world since WW II and, after a climactic event in 2004, triumphed over and extinguished science- -except that, in 2047, advanced computers, engines, and whatnot still work. Read full book review >

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MOCKINGBIRD by Sean Stewart
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Knotty, unsparing, and impressively wrought, but what it all means is anyone's guess."
Contemporary metaphorical fantasy from the author of Night Watch (1997). Read full book review >