Search Results: "Sheila Hirtle"


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"An energetic, brightly imagined fantasy debut."
This teen fantasy debut stars a girl who learns she's a werewolf with ties to a parallel world of magic. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A thoughtful history of, and popular guide to, the great African desert. (Maps, photos throughout)"
A fully versed and admiring portrait of the Sahara, by travel-writer de Villiers (Water, 2000, etc.) and Hirtle (with de Villiers, Into Africa, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Fascinatingly recondite, but also fairly deadening: scarcely useable or even readable for most pleasure travelers."
De Villiers and Hirtle (Sable Island: The Strange Origins and Curious History of a Dune Adrift in the Atlantic, 2004, etc.) team up again to tackle the long, knotty history of a metropolis famed as the home of fabulous wealth and Islamic scholarship. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Another finely etched portrait of a strange, romantic place from this accomplished duo. (15 b&w photographs, 3 maps, not seen)"
The longtime Canadian collaborators (Sahara, 2002, etc.) outline the natural and chronological history of a 30-mile crescent of peach-colored sand that still eats an occasional ship for supper. Read full book review >

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SHEILA SAYS WE'RE WEIRD by Ruth Ann Smalley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"A good-humored guide to environmentally responsible behavior, all the more convincing (and refreshing) for being indirect. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Right along with a nosy young neighbor, children get an eyeful of a family's sustainable lifestyle. Read full book review >

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SHEILA RAE’S PEPPERMINT STICK by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A winsome introduction to Henkes for younger audiences and, rarest of all, just the right amount of art for a board book. (Board book. 2-5)"
A sweet treat becomes a source of contention between two sisters in this wry tale about sibling relations and the art of sharing. Read full book review >

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WANTING SHEILA DEAD by Jane Haddam
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Haddam (Living Witness, 2009, etc.) gleefully satirizes reality TV and offers a well-thought-out appreciation of Agatha Christie's novels, which she lets Demarkian savor for the first time."
The battles on reality television lead to murder, just as you always knew they would. Read full book review >

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WILL SHEILA SHARE? by Elivia Savadier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"This simple story should be just at toddler and preschooler's level of understanding as well as offering some relief to frustrated adults. (Picture book. 2-5)"
There have been a number of attempts to address the difficult concept of sharing for toddlers, but Savadier approaches the topic for very young children in a very simple story. Read full book review >

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A.K.A. SHEILA WEINSTEIN by Pat Jordan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"The silly, weightless intrigue is only an excuse for an endless round of fantasy scenes in which females with silicon enhancements and without underwear, supplemented by equally enthusiastic gay supporting players, are constantly sinking to their knees in homage to His Majesty."
Operating under still another name, that naughty 48-year-old Sheila Ryan (A.K.A. Sheila Doyle, 2002) continues to fuel the same adolescent fantasies. Read full book review >

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A.K.A. SHEILA DOYLE by Pat Jordan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Still, you've got to have a warm spot for a thriller in which virtually everybody but the dog has at least one alias."
Once upon a time, Sheila Ryan was an aspiring actress—all right, her experience was limited to a single adult film—and acting teacher. Read full book review >

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THE CRIME OF SHEILA McGOUGH by Janet Malcolm
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A worthy uncovering of a miscarriage of justice, but not the skewering of the law in toto that it purports to be."
In The Journalist and the Murderer (1990), longtime New Yorker writer Malcolm tried to establish that journalists are unreliable. In her newest investigation, she tries to establish that lawyers are similarly unreliable. Read full book review >