Search Results: "Sharon Moalem"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Moalem's lively and enthusiastic treatise offers enough plausible explanations for interesting phenomena that you'll be willing to forgive its more outré speculations."
Certain disease-related genes may make you sick but protect you from a worse fate—death—argues unconventional medical researcher Moalem. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"An accessible presentation of sex not just as a necessary means to protect our species, but also a vital part of a culture structured around love and pleasure."
Moalem (Survival of the Sickest, 2007) explores the social human from a sexual perspective, concluding that the evolution of sexuality can teach us a lot about behavior. Read full book review >

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INHERITANCE by Sharon Moalem
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2014

"Readers may occasionally seek less of Moalem's enthusiasm and ego, but he has a lot of solid information to convey and a stylish way of telling it."
A compendium of facts and case studies on genes. Read full book review >

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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 >