Search Results: "Sharon Wilson"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"An uplifting book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The poignant story of a black South African gogo, or grandmother, who, after generations of struggle, votes in the historic democratic elections of 1994. Read full book review >

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ROOK by Sharon Cameron
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 28, 2015

"Full of derring-do and double crosses, this romantic adventure is thoroughly engrossing. (Science fiction. 13-18)"
A clever homage to The Scarlet Pimpernel, set in a post-apocalyptic future Europe. Read full book review >

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WAVES by Sharon Dogar
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Riveting. (Fiction. YA)"
Every year, Hal's family vacations at their summer home in Brackinton on England's coast. Read full book review >

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SLAM DUNK! by Sharon Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A pleasant effort that warrants a third installment. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In this sequel to Safe at Home (2006), Jumper can outshoot his basketball coach, rap a catchy song with good friends and use these skills to captivate the student body into electing him for student council. Read full book review >

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THE SKIN I'M IN by Sharon Flake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A serviceable debut featuring a main character who grows in clearly composed stages. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A timid seventh grader finds the mettle to shake some bad companions in this patchy esteem-builder from Flake. Read full book review >

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THE MATRIARCH by Sharon Hawes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2016

"A consistently eerie tale all the way to its smashing end."
In Hawes' (The Sitter, 2012) horror tale, a series of murders of men by women in a small California town seems to be tied somehow to a suddenly flourishing fig tree.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Eddy fans, a pan full of nuggets for aficionados of Hollywood and MGM, but an encyclopedic struggle for the less dedicated. (b&w photos, not seen)"
This lengthy biography of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy reveals lives as melodramatic and star-crossed as one of their movies—without the happy ending. Read full book review >

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"A book stemming from a passionate cause that misses its mark."
An amateur homesteader from Vermont fights the federal government in a grassroots effort to defeat a program designed to track the whereabouts and movements of farm animals. Read full book review >

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THE THING ABOUT JANE SPRING by Sharon Krum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2005

"Smart and bracingly funny."
A domineering hellion who couldn't find her feminine side with a GPS and a flashlight decides to turn her life upside-down and tap into her inner Doris Day. Read full book review >