Search Results: "Sharon Darrow"


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SHARON by Gilad Sharon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Sharon's son provides a solid template on which subsequent biographers will have to build."
The life and times of Israel's warrior leader Ariel Sharon, chronicled by his son. Read full book review >

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TRASH by Sharon Darrow
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The language, though rich, evocative and rhythmic, is bleak, with only glimpses of salvation and light. (Fiction. YA)"
When their mother abandons Sissy (16) and her younger brother, Boy, their older sister, Raynell, and her husband, Jobe, care for them. Read full book review >

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THE PAINTERS OF LEXIEVILLE by Sharon Darrow
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Readers who can't get enough of the well-worn southern themes of poverty, dysfunctional families, and revivalist religion are the most likely audience for this dark tale. (Fiction. 13+)"
The strength of this dramatic story set in a bleak Arkansas enclave is the bond between 17-year-old Pert and her brother Jobe, who is 18. Read full book review >

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OLD THUNDER AND MISS RANEY by Sharon Darrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Smaller sketches drawn to suggest old sepia photographs add to the bygone-days flavor of this triumphant, slightly tall whirlwind of a tale. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Young Raney Cloud's luck isn't all that turns around in this folksy debut. Read full book review >

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CLARENCE DARROW by John A. Farrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2011

"A warts-and-all portrait that leaves readers lamenting Darrow's private failings, while still in awe of his immensely consequential career."
A comprehensive biography of the storied defense attorney. Read full book review >

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CLARENCE DARROW by Andrew E. Kersten
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2011

"This is no hagiography, but rather a portrait of a truly human character trying to effect change while battling private demons."
A tightly packed biography of "labor's lyrical lawyer" and civil-liberties advocate. Read full book review >

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SHARON OEHLER: PEDIATRICIAN by Jennifer Bryant
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1991

"Glossary. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
One of a useful new series of seven—''Working Moms: A Portrait of Their Lives.'' (Others include a lawyer [Hispanic], music teacher [black], veterinarian, and park ranger.) Read full book review >

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SHARON TATE by Ed Sanders
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Readers are likely to finish the book more confused than illuminated by all the possibilities, theories, and potential co-conspirators."
The author revisits the murder that spawned his best-known book, The Family (1971).Read full book review >

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ARIEL SHARON by Nir Hefez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"Peacemakers are rare in the Middle East today, and this well-written biography is thus particularly timely."
An admiring, if critical, life of the Israeli warrior/politician. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1993

"A tense and riveting account that neatly balances courtroom drama with fascinating glimpses into Darrow's enigmatic conscience. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A revisionist study of Clarence Darrow in which Cowan, an attorney and historian (See No Evil, 1979; UCLA), concludes that the legendary lawyer—despite being acquitted in 1912 of the charge—did indeed try to bribe a jury in a criminal case. Read full book review >