Search Results: "Sean Strub"


BOOK REVIEW

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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A WOODPECKER'S TALE by Sean Cassidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Skip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On his first solo expedition to find food, a woodpecker named Pierce figures out how to evict a skunk from a log full of juicy bugs. 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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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 >

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PATRICK'S CORNER by Sean Patrick
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"A nostalgic tribute from the baby of a family—life-affirming, if disappointingly prosaic."
Patrick, a Catholic Digest columnist, offers sentimental reminiscences of growing up Irish and poor in post-WW II America—a tale of shamrocks and hastily muttered Gaelic prayers that never moves beneath the surface. ``Patrick's Corner'' is what Sean and his five older brothers called the intersection in Cleveland where each in turn sold newspapers and performed ten-cent shoeshines for pocket money and to help their widowed mother keep a roof over their heads. Read full book review >

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ADAM’S FALL by Sean Desmond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Rickety, overwrought, and more than a bit derivative. Still, it delivers the grisly goods, and horror fans should take to it like bats to a belfry."
Final exams and thesis deadlines prove even more horrific than expected in this overheated debut by a recent Harvard grad and set within that College's tradition-bound and intimidating environs. Read full book review >