Search Results: "Shelby Bach"


BOOK REVIEW

OF GIANTS AND ICE by Shelby Bach
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"This fast-paced combination of middle school realism and fairy-tale fantasy will appeal particularly to imaginative readers already familiar with traditional tales. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
On an expedition to steal a giant's coins, hen and harp, Rory Landon discovers that she is destined for a special role in fairy-tale history. Read full book review >

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OF ENEMIES AND ENDINGS by Shelby Bach
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"A satisfying conclusion to a sword-and-sorcery series with a feminist fairy-tale twist. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Finally 14, Rory Landon gets to complete her own tale, taking on the Snow Queen and all her evil allies with the help of her classmates at the Ever After School. Read full book review >

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MONSTER PARTY! by Annie Bach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Pass on this party unless tame titles for the preschool set are needed. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Monsters attending parties are a popular picture-book topic; this circular tale adds one more to the shelf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BY DAWN’S EARLY LIGHT by Philip Shelby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"Turgid prose, formulaic plotting, characters as lively as wooden carvings. Your call."
More conspiracy kitsch from Shelby (Gatekeeper, 1998, etc.), centering this time on those inscrutable Chinese. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 27, 1994

"Either you buy it or you don't. (Author tour)"
New Age jargon bobs along amiably on stream-of-consciousness froth in this quasi-nonfiction indulgence by the author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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HONOR'S KNIGHT by Rachel Bach
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Fun, with phasers on lethal."
Independently intelligible second entry (Fortune's Pawn, 2013) in a space opera starring a tough, sexy, armor-clad mercenary chick. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS LOVE  by Mette Bach
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Sparks fly between Emmy and Jude, but they may not between Emmy and readers. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When mousy, pudgy, white Emmy goes to her father's family in Vancouver for a change of scene, she falls head over heels for Jude, a young white trans man. Read full book review >

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DAZZLER by Steven Bach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2001

"A savory treatment of a beloved yet troubled theater legend."
A judicious yet candid biography of Hart (1904-61), the Broadway Prospero who transformed out-of-town dross into opening-night gold—and his own torments into opportunities for success. Read full book review >

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LENI by Steven Bach
NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2007

"A sad Faustian story that features the artistic triumphs of a woman who figuratively climbed a roof at Auschwitz to get a closer look at the clouds."
A former movie producer and, subsequently, chronicler of Hollywood legends (Marlene Dietrich, 1992) and legendary fiascos (Final Cut, 1985) revisits what a documentary filmmaker once called "the wonderful, horrible life" of cinema's most controversial figure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Well written and scholarly, but unlikely to fill anyone's spiritual void. (Author tour)"
Maverick Episcopal bishop Spong (Resurrection: Myth or Reality?, 1994) argues that to take the Gospels as literal history is to miss their essential point. Read full book review >