Search Results: "Sharon Lathan"


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THE PASSIONS OF DR. DARCY by Sharon Lathan
Released: April 2, 2013

"Forget Jane Austen. This romance/historical chronicle offers immense length and devoted application in lieu of plot or wit. For fans of Volumes 1 to 7."
Volume 8 of the Darcy Saga—a Pride and Prejudice spinoff series—devotes itself to the exploits both professional and, especially, romantic of Dr. George Darcy, a gifted medic working in colonial India. Read full book review >

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EAST IS EAST by Emma Lathan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 22, 1991

"An unusually clever, often riotously funny performance by the acknowledged master of murder among the M.B.A.s."
Banker-sleuth John Putnam Thatcher gets dragooned during his Japanese trip into authorizing giant Lackawanna Electric's sale of tiny, red-hot British robotics affiliate Midland Research to the Yanezawa Trading Corporation—all in return for a pile of cash and the vital authorization from the Ministry of International Trade and Investment (MITI) to sell electric generators in Japan. Read full book review >

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UNSTOPPABLE OCTOBIA MAY by Sharon Flake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Immersive and witty, it illuminates as a historical piece yet falters when connecting the snapshots into a cohesive picture. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
With elegant prose and a spunky narrator, Flake's latest offers detailed snapshots of African-American life in 1953. Read full book review >

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JACKIE ROBINSON by Sharon Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"It's an often-told story, but the author is still in a position to give it a unique perspective. (Biography. 8-10)"
The author of Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America (2004) tells her father's tale again, for younger readers. Read full book review >

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HEARTBEAT by Sharon Creech
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Still, Annie leaves an impression of a cherished, familiar friend. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Creech's brief, light, gracefully constructed portrait of Annie, who loves running and who never seems to miss a step, is readable and appealing in poetry form. Read full book review >

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THE DREAM-MAKER’S MAGIC by Sharon Shinn
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Shinn has once again deftly mixed magic with human struggles and adolescent foibles, using recurrent themes such as discovering a character's true identity, the triumph of love and the fight for justice, to create an irresistible read. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
How lovely to tumble back into a Shinn fantasy-romance, the final volume in a medieval trilogy consisting of The Safe-Keeper's Secret (2004) and The Truth-Teller's Tale (2005). 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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CHASING REDBIRD by Sharon Creech
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1997

"A bundle of contradictions, Zinny is at her prickly, individualistic best when fending off the overtures of 16-year-old Jake Boone, whom she (mistakenly) suspects of using her to get to her older sister. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A teenager lost in the maelstrom of her large Virginia- mountain family devises a personal walkabout when she takes on the project of single-handedly rehabilitating a 20-mile-long wilderness trail. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"The book doesn't dwell long enough on the smallest moments, but each of them feels like meeting the baseball legend—and maybe, sometimes, even better than the real thing. (historical note, photos) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Brooklyn Dodgers fan Steve's life is changed when Jackie Robinson and his family move into his Jewish neighborhood in 1948. Read full book review >