Search Results: "Sharon Sala"


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A PIECE OF MY HEART by Sharon Sala
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Sala's fans will enjoy returning to a picture-perfect Southern town with wholesome American values and a few bad apples, but others may be put off by its predictable geography."
A very traditional, chaste, contemporary romance with an emphasis on faith, family, and community. Read full book review >

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THE CURL UP & DYE by Sharon Sala
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Two-dimensional characters and clunky writing leaves little to recommend this predictable romance."
A romantic comedy featuring a young woman stuck in the past and her next-door neighbor, who harbors a secret passion. Read full book review >

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CAT BURGLAR BLACK by Richard Sala
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Expect sequels. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
Sala usually aims his pulpy gothics at older teens and adults, but here he tries for a younger audience. 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)"