Search Results: "Shannon Riggs"


BOOK REVIEW

SHANNON by Frank Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A well-crafted, satisfying work of historical fiction, as are all of Delaney's novels; respectful of the facts while not cowed by them, and full of life."
A rousing tale of forbidden love, civil war, horrible death and other things Irish. Read full book review >

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SHANNON MILLER by Claudia Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"As an Olympic gymnast, Shannon Miller had the eyes of the world on her, but this overly technical treatment won—t put her on the bestseller podium where fellow gymnast Dominique Moceanu once stood. (8 color, 42 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A proud and devoted mother's overdone portrait of her celebrated gymnast daughter's trials and triumphs. Read full book review >

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NOT IN ROOM 204 by Shannon Riggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"A good choice for parents and teachers who plan to address safety and molestation with children. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Regina Lillian Hadwig loves Room 204. Read full book review >

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THE COPPER BRAID OF SHANNON O’SHEA by Laura Esckelson
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

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Commanded by their queen, a company of sprites unbraids a girl's hair and finds more than they bargained for including buttons and thimbles, limos and taxis, even a sleeping bear in poet Esckelson's debut for children. "The copper braid of Shannon O'Shea / Was unbraided one fall on account of the hay / Which had tangled into the plaits of her hair, / But nobody knew what else snarled in there," Esckelson begins. Newton's (The Stonecutter: An Indian Folktale, 1990) sinuous illustrations, with fine black pen outlining the images, are intricately detailed, and wend their way across double-page spreads as Shannon's hair unleashes a tidal wave of wonders. Esckelson's fast-paced rhyme tells readers what to look for. As the jacket explains, she was inspired to write the story by "various myths about women's unbound hair releasing abundance and chaos into the world." She succeeds in interpreting these myths for a young audience and is perfectly teamed with Newton. Together, they immerse readers in a hairy nether world, rendering real the innumerable objects and tiny creatures that just might dwell atop our heads and inside our locks, waiting to be set free. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Nevertheless, it's a solid addition to the growing body of literature on the subject. (author's note) (Fiction. 10+)"
George Shannon was 16 years old when he joined the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1803. Read full book review >

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THE BRIGHT HOUR by Nina  Riggs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2017

"A luminous, heartbreaking symphony of wit, wisdom, pain, parenting, and perseverance against insurmountable odds."
A loving mother of two meditates on the nature of life and death. Read full book review >

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INDIAN PIPES by Cynthia Riggs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 2006

"Victoria's resourcefulness is the only thing to cheer in this mundane tale."
Instead of going gently into that good night, 92-year-old Victoria Trumbull, accompanied by her granddaughter Elizabeth, is finding another corpse. Read full book review >

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TRUMPET OF DEATH by Cynthia Riggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Riggs' pleasantly old-fashioned sleuth (Bloodroot, 2016, etc.) is still clever enough to come up with a surprising culprit in another graceful homage to the island both she and her author call home."
It takes a sleuth with years of experience and loads of local connections to solve the murder of a very unpopular woman. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING STAR by Cynthia Riggs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 29, 2007

"Less local lore and more amusing characters make this outing one of Riggs's best."
Amateur theater, a serial killer and a missing child are all in a day's work for a starchy old part-time Martha's Vineyard deputy. Read full book review >

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THE PAPERWHITE NARCISSUS by Cynthia Riggs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 9, 2005

"Fans may enjoy the geriatric gyrations. Others will dream of vacations in places less insular."
Ninety-two-year-old Veronica Trumbull (Jack in the Pulpit, 2004, etc.) ignites a publishing war on Martha's Vineyard that almost breaks the library's copy machine. Oh, yes. She also solves several murders. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE FINCH RISES by Jack Riggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Tired and familiar territory, but not without some promise."
A stilted, self-conscious debut chronicles one of those defining boyhood friendships that changes life forever. Read full book review >

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MY BEST DEFENSE by Bob Riggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"An overwrought, but still promising, debut. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Since his mother died three years ago, Jack has learned to make his own way through life. Read full book review >