Search Results: "Sharon Pywell"


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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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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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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 >

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SLAM DUNK! by Sharon Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A pleasant effort that warrants a third installment. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In this sequel to Safe at Home (2006), Jumper can outshoot his basketball coach, rap a catchy song with good friends and use these skills to captivate the student body into electing him for student council. Read full book review >

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THE SKIN I'M IN by Sharon Flake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A serviceable debut featuring a main character who grows in clearly composed stages. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A timid seventh grader finds the mettle to shake some bad companions in this patchy esteem-builder from Flake. Read full book review >

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THE MATRIARCH by Sharon Hawes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2016

"A consistently eerie tale all the way to its smashing end."
In Hawes' (The Sitter, 2012) horror tale, a series of murders of men by women in a small California town seems to be tied somehow to a suddenly flourishing fig tree.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Eddy fans, a pan full of nuggets for aficionados of Hollywood and MGM, but an encyclopedic struggle for the less dedicated. (b&w photos, not seen)"
This lengthy biography of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy reveals lives as melodramatic and star-crossed as one of their movies—without the happy ending. Read full book review >