Search Results: "Sharon Dogar"


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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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ANNEXED by Sharon Dogar
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 4, 2010

"Ultimately powerful, but much of this feels like an exercise despite the love and artistry apparent in the writing. (preface, epilogue, author's note, further reading) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"

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THE DIAMOND THIEF by Sharon Gosling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Readers will happily strap in for the ride, if only to see where it takes them. (Steampunk. 12-16)"
Romance, political skullduggery and fantastical inventions giddily complicate a jewel heist. Read full book review >

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THE BOY ON THE PORCH by Sharon Creech
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A graceful, profound story for all ages that speaks well beyond its intended audience. (Fiction. 8 & up)"
In a book world crowded with overwrought shock-fluff stories, this quiet novel sings. Read full book review >

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A SPARK UNSEEN by Sharon Cameron
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"This absorbing, intelligent adventure will reward Cameron's faithful readers—and may also win her some new ones. (Historical suspense. 13 & up)"
In this gripping sequel to The Dark Unwinding (2012), Katharine Tulman seeks a discreet shelter for her uncle in Paris but instead finds intrigue and danger in the court of Napoleon III. Read full book review >

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GENERAL WINSTON’S DAUGHTER by Sharon Shinn
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Thought-provoking with a sinuous thread of romance and danger that keeps it light and entertaining. (Fiction. YA)"
For 17 years, Averie has lived the sheltered life of a rich general's daughter in her native land of Aeberelle, never questioning the source of her wealth or the ramifications of her father's invasions. Read full book review >

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GATEWAY by Sharon Shinn
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"That, along with the intelligent and convincing characterization, lends weight to an otherwise light romance. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Blending romance with a touch of fantasy, Shinn's new series rests on a promising premise: The St. Read full book review >

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THE UNFINISHED ANGEL by Sharon Creech
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Brimful of grace and cheer; moving, funny and sweet—and begging to be read aloud. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A small village in Switzerland's Italian-speaking region of Ticino provides the perfect background for this endearing contemporary fable, told in 44 brief, often comical chapters. Read full book review >

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COPPER SUN by Sharon Draper
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Sobering, yet essential. (Historical fiction. YA)"
Poignant and harrowing, this narrative of early America alternates between the voices of enslaved Amari and indentured servant Polly, building a believable interracial friendship centered on the common goal of freedom. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Each is short enough to hold the attention of reluctant readers, and should appeal to those interested in inspiring nonfiction. (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
Intended as an inspirational book for young people, baseball hall-of-famer Jackie Robinson's daughter has compiled a series of brief essays and anecdotes illustrating nine values that defined her father's approach to life: courage, determination, teamwork, persistence, integrity, citizenship, justice, commitment, and excellence. Read full book review >

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REPLAY by Sharon Creech
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"By the end, Leo knows life can't be scripted, that he wouldn't want it to be, that 'dorky, little nobody kids' (not that he is one) can become 'amazing grown-ups' and that improvisation is key. (complete script of the school play) (Fiction. 8-12)"
One of four children in a large, chaotic Italian-American family, 12-year-old Leo is nicknamed "sardine" because he once said he felt squished like one, and occasionally "fog boy" because he slips into thoughtful trances where he "replays" life's disappointing scenarios. Read full book review >