Search Results: "Sharyn Wolf"


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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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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 >

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KING'S MOUNTAIN by Sharyn McCrumb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"McCrumb's novel is much like Sevier's exploits—a slow march to an inevitable conclusion."
Southern writer McCrumb, author of a series of Appalachian ballad novels (The Ballad of Tom Dooley, 2011, etc.), puts her hand to the Revolutionary War as the Overmountain militia men of North Carolina push off the British. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2006

"Altogether, a gorgeous and rich collection. (Fantasy. 12+)"
The second Firebirds anthology gathers an all-star cast to explore adolescence and discovering the world. Read full book review >

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FIREBIRDS by Sharyn November
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Lloyd Alexander's chilling foray into darkness by itself would justify the price of admission. (Fiction. 12+)"
A splendid gathering of award-winning fantasists. Read full book review >

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MacPHERSON'S LAMENT by Sharyn McCrumb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Bar none, McCrumb is the funniest woman writing mysteries today."
What at first seems an awkward juxtaposition—the last gasp of the Confederacy, as experienced by young Gabriel Hawks in 1865, set against the trials and tribulations of the spanking new law partnership of brainy A.P. Hill, a Civil War reenactor, and Bill MacPherson, her unambitious, naive office-mate—soon becomes an intricately plotted southern frolic. Read full book review >

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THE BALLAD OF FRANKIE SILVER by Sharyn McCrumb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

A summons to a long-delayed execution—Fate Harkryder, the condemned man he arrested 20 years ago, has reached the end of his appeals—sends Tennessee sheriff Spencer Arrowood back in time over 150 years to the case of Frankie Silver, the teenaged bride and mother who was hanged in North Carolina in 1832 for killing her husband with an ax, dismembering his body, and burning it in front of their baby daughter in their one-room cabin (an outrage that turned the locals against her more powerfully than the murder itself). Read full book review >

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THE ROSEWOOD CASKET by Sharyn McCrumb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 1996

Quite a homecoming for stricken Tennessee patriarch Randall Stargill's four sons: Their first family reunion in years includes at least one dead member, a child whose bones are duly presented to the family by elderly seer Nora Bonesteel. Read full book review >

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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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THE DEVIL AMONGST THE LAWYERS by Sharyn McCrumb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Though the fact-based story is set in 1935, the pressures sound very contemporary, and that's McCrumb's point. This time, though, the modern parallels, which tell you pretty much what you already knew about crime, fame and the media, are the weakest link in this lustrous chain."
Nora Bonesteel's first case finds the seer (The Songcatcher, 2001, etc.) in full possession of her equivocal gift at age 12. Read full book review >

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THE UNQUIET GRAVE by Sharyn McCrumb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"Unquiet indeed."
McCrumb's (Prayers the Devil Answers, 2016, etc.) latest combines an Appalachian ghost story with a turn-of-the-last-century murder case. Read full book review >

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FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN by Sharyn McCrumb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"No particular standouts—McCrumb really needs the novel length to shine—but a revealing sketchbook of two dozen tales exploring the quicksilver border between mystery and magic."
Not many mystery writers use story collections as crossover books, but McCrumb's versatility in novels as different as Zombies of the Gene Pool (1992) and The Rosewood Casket (1996) makes the transition here seem inevitable. Read full book review >