Search Results: "Shana Burg"


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LAUGH WITH THE MOON by Shana Burg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"Ultimately, Burg's lyrical prose will make readers think about the common ground among peoples, despite inevitable disparities. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Melding the colors of heartache and loss with painterly strokes, Burg creates a vivid work of art about a girl grieving for her recently deceased mother against a Third World backdrop. Read full book review >

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A THOUSAND NEVER EVERS by Shana Burg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2008

"Addie Ann's story will help young readers realize that 'You're never too young to speak up for justice and lead by your own example.' (author's note, afterword, chronology) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Until now—1963—in Kuckachoo, Miss., Addie Ann Pickett never thought much about how unfair things are. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND LET SPY by Shana Galen
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The fun, ebullient spy-driven plot is gratifyingly over-the-top in a Bond-movie way, while the romantic arc remains authentic and affecting."
Despite her success as a spy, Jane Bonde is still beholden to strict social mores, so when her spymaster uncle pressures her to marry enigmatic Dominic Griffyn, she's totally conflicted. Read full book review >

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HAMMER OF WITCHES by Shana  Mlawski
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Though set in the 1490s, this provocative blend of fantasy and history offers loads of contemporary appeal. (Historical fantasy. 11-15)"
An engaging, magical adventure set against the historical backdrop of Columbus' westward voyage. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"So is her own story, and she tells it here with great style."
Alexander, who has anatomized the lives of Patty Hearst, Jean Harris, and others (Anyone's Daughter, 1979, etc.) now wields her scalpel gently but with precision as she dissects her own family history; what is laid bare is tantalizingly mysterious, profoundly sad, and always riveting. Read full book review >

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SAPPHIRES ARE AN EARL'S BEST FRIEND by Shana Galen
ROMANCE
Released: March 4, 2014

"The courtesans are never as wicked as they pretend, but the road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun."
Lily Dawson's reputation as the Countess of Charm, a renowned courtesan, is secretly a cover for her intelligence gathering, and her current mission is compromised when the only man she's ever loved finally notices her—just as she is trying to seduce his father. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL AND ME by Shana Mangatal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2016

"A vexing and tedious memoir that offers only brief glimpses of the extraordinary creativity of the King of Pop."
Seven years after his death, Michael Jackson's secret girlfriend reveals their peculiar 20-year relationship. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A sharp, appropriately tendentious lecture with much wisdom, a bestseller in Israel and worthy of global consideration."
An activist Israeli politician challenges his native country to be more than just the progeny of the Shoah and to chart a renewed course as a light unto the nations—to be an Israel in which Hitler's ghost is finally exorcised. Read full book review >

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BALLERINA BEAR by Shana Corey
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"But ballet technique is not the point here, as it is Bernice's unshakable confidence that is the story's gentle message, a refreshing change from baby ballerinas who steal the spotlight due to extraordinary talent. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bernice the bear isn't very successful as a budding ballerina, but she keeps taking lessons and keeps practicing, even though her leaps land in lumps and her pliés in plops. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Just the thing for the aspiring lawyer out to do good in the world."
Who would have thought a bespectacled, elderly jurist would become a pop-culture icon, feted in song and story so widely that she might be likened to a hip-hop star? Read full book review >