Search Results: "Shana Galen"


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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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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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SOMETHING TO BLOG ABOUT by Shana Norris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"If one can get past that unlikely scenario, this is amusing and Libby is a character to whom younger girls may relate. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Libby Fawcett has a few issues. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"Welcome homage to the founding mothers of the new Poland."
A scholarly account of the work of hitherto-unacknowledged women in the labor and civil rights movement that eventually unseated Communism in Poland. Read full book review >

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LITTLE COMPUTER PEOPLE by Galen Surlak-Ramsey
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A clever computer romp that should charm readers like a fairy tale."
In this sci-fi debut, a programmer creates an artificial intelligence that upends his life. 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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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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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"All in all, an unusual book that should do much to illuminate the legends of an important ancient culture. (Folklore/Picture book. 7-10)"
An ancient Aztec creation myth, explaining the origin of the sun, retold and illustrated for a grade-school audience. Read full book review >

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MONSTER PARADE by Shana Corey
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2009

"A happy change of pace for beginning readers. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Simple rhymes celebrate Halloween in solid, easy-to-read fashion: "Monsters munching, / monsters crunching, / monsters chomping, / monsters stomping!" Read full book review >