Search Results: "Sharyn Gale"


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GODDESS GILDA by Sharyn Gale
Released: July 11, 2013

"A sweet, affecting coming-of-age story that shows how believing in yourself goes a long way in the quest to forgive."
Creating family where you can find it underscores this charming middle school novel in which a girl learns compassion despite family turmoil and tragedy. Read full book review >

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IMAGINING MOLLY by Sharyn Gale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2017

"A beautifully written and psychologically intelligent thriller."
In this novel, a mother desperately tries to find her abducted child—while receiving telepathic messages. Read full book review >

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ZOMBIES OF THE GENE POOL by Sharyn McCrumb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 1992

"Still: an engaging read."
Here, the frisky McCrumb (If I Ever Return, Pretty Peggy-O, The Windsor Knot—both 1990), with deadpan humor and bull's-eye accuracy, skewers the science fiction genre, its eccentric authors, and outlandish fans and their nitpicking fanzines. Read full book review >

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THE PMS OUTLAWS by Sharyn McCrumb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"As the plots interweave, their common themes—our obsession with beauty, our retreat from truth, and our denial of madness—resonate through McCrumb's sensitive, elegant language."
These are dark times for Elizabeth MacPherson (If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him . . . , 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2011

"Blending a conversational tone with tight, fast-paced prose, the author doesn't shy away from her flaws, resulting in a book that is touching, humorous and familiar."
Oprah-sanctioned relationship expert dishes on the decline of her own marriage. Read full book review >

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GRACE UNEXPECTED by Gale Martin
Released: July 2, 2012

"An entertaining light read."
College public-relations officer Grace Savage finds herself at the center of a love triangle in Martin's (Don Juan in Hankey, PA, 2011) zany romantic comedy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 1999

"A reliable guide, then, to what is currently understood about nutritional supplements."
An easily understood reference to vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements—what they are and how they work—that soundly emphasizes the need to hook up with a knowledgeable health care practitioner. Read full book review >

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MAGIC AND THE TERROR AT LOCH NESS by Gale  Gene
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2015

"Good characterization, but the adventures could have used more excitement."
On a trip to Scotland, an American teenager and his dog fight an otherworldly battle between good and evil in this YA adventure. Read full book review >

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THE SONGCATCHER by Sharyn McCrumb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2001

"McCrumb's latest in her ballad series (The Ballad of Frankie Silver, 1998, etc.) is as rich and dense as Scotch shortbread, filled with humor and surprise as it spans two continents and nearly three centuries."
Kidnapped as a child from his home in the Scottish island of Islay, Malcolm MacCourry brought three things with him to the New World: a stone from Iona, the Holy Isle, to guard against drowning; a curse that no MacCourry will love his firstborn child best; and a song. Read full book review >

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NORA BONESTEEL'S CHRISTMAS PAST by Sharyn McCrumb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Though Nora's fans will want to know what she gets up to at Christmas, the plot and sentiment feel too thin to resonate with newcomers."
McCrumb's recurring character, Nora Bonesteel, uses her second sight to solve a mystery in this Christmas novella. Read full book review >

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IF I'D KILLED HIM WHEN I MET HIM... by Sharyn McCrumb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 1995

"Quite a banquet—if you don't mind all that arsenic. (Literary Guild, Doubleday & Mystery Guild selections)"
Looks like open season on cheating husbands in Danville, Virginia. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Both acclaimed and lesser-known authors are included, so readers who pick this up because they recognize a favorite author's name may discover new favorites. (Short stories/fantasy. YA)"
This follow-up to Firebirds Rising (2006) will hold great appeal for fantasy fans who don't mind exchanging their epics for short stories. Read full book review >