Search Results: "Sharon Darrow"


BOOK REVIEW

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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AVON by Paul Darrow
Released: April 28, 1989

A novel based on the British TV series Blake's Seven—which, for those unacquainted, was a long-running, typically taut, well-written, well-acted, poorly produced show (cf. Dr. Who) about a group of democratic rebels who, in an advanced alien spaceship, zoom around the galaxy striking blows against the neofascist Federation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2002

"Warm and engaging: a piquant slice of a colorful life."
Swinging from tales of war zones to reminiscences of the men she met in them, former CNN reporter Darrow takes the reader on a 20-year trip through Russia and assorted hot spots around the globe. Read full book review >

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WHICH CHURCH ARE YOU? by Darrow Perkins, Jr.
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A provocative, if brief, account of Jesus' thoughts on a spiritually sound church."
A call for a revival of committed Christianity that draws upon the book of Revelation. 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 >