Search Results: "Sharon Pywell"


BOOK REVIEW

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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THE ROMANCE READER'S GUIDE TO LIFE by Sharon Pywell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Smart, funny, and compulsively readable: this one may finally win the underrecognized author the wider audience her talent deserves."
Two very different sisters, their post-World War II cosmetics business, a swashbuckling pirate novel, and a dead dog with a shoe fetish are among the wildly disparate ingredients Pywell (Everything After, 2006, etc.) stirs into a zesty fictional stew. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING AFTER by Sharon Pywell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2006

"The best examination of political and moral issues within the framework of family life since Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres (1991). Pywell has a gift for capturing the complexity of sibling relationships that is all her own."
The author of the odd, haunting What Happened to Henry (2004) does even better in her powerful second novel about the inescapable consequences of war and lies. Read full book review >

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WHAT HAPPENED TO HENRY by Sharon Pywell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2004

"A fascinating blend of family drama and metaphysical inquiry."
A striking debut explores the impact of a childhood tragedy on three siblings. 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: Sept. 20, 2006

"A life of noisy desperation, vomited up con brio. (52 b&w and color photos throughout)"
Exhausting memoir soaked in bodily fluids from warmhearted showbiz vulgarian Osbourne. Read full book review >

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SHARON TATE AND THE MANSON MURDERS by Greg King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2000

"Readers might wonder why King's account suddenly surfaces 31 years after the killings, but true-crime fans and Manson fetishists (you know who you are) will find it irresistible."
An oddly timed, incredibly detailed account of the most famous of the Manson Family's victims. Read full book review >

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DEAD WOMAN WALKING by Sharon Bolton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Less of a shock to the system than Daisy in Chains (2016) but still guaranteed to provide its share of chills."
The lone survivor of a balloon crash flees from a heartless killer bent on silencing her. Read full book review >