Search Results: "Sheldon Meyer"


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LIVING WITH JAZZ by Dan Morgenstern
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2004

"An informative, brightly written anthology—and a must for any jazz bookshelf."
One of jazz's most distinguished critics and historians receives a welcome compilation. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"A fine offering for would-be explorers. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Lifelong naturalist William Beebe is most famous for his record-breaking deep-sea dive. Read full book review >

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BARNUM BROWN: DINOSAUR HUNTER by David Sheldon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Meaty afterword too, plus address and reading lists. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Paying tribute to the renowned paleontologist who discovered T. Rex, Sheldon pairs a simply written text rich in specific detail to painted scenes of spectral prehistoric beasts rearing up behind a nerdy, dapper gent who is, usually, standing in some dusty locale and staring distractedly through wire-rimmed glasses at likely looking rock formations. Read full book review >

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I CONQUER BRITAIN by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Light and funny, Sheldon's characters are smart, offbeat and completely real. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In this companion novel to Sophie Pitt-Turnbull Discovers America (2005), Cherokee Salamanca travels to England from her home in Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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THE CRAZY THINGS GIRLS DO FOR LOVE by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"Plenty of witty merriment for all high-school social sets. (Chick-lit comedy. 12-18)"
Superior comic writing combined with a major snark factor turns this full-on chick-lit outing into major fun. Read full book review >

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Rendezvous in Baghdad by Ben Sheldon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"An inconsistent protagonist hinders an otherwise convincing tale of a country and its people enduring civil unrest."
Sheldon's (Dragula, 2004) latest thriller tells of an Air Force colonel, whose deployment to Italy sets off an act of retribution against a priest—who happens to be the new pope. Read full book review >

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NOTHING LASTS FOREVER by Sidney Sheldon
Released: Sept. 13, 1994

"But it won't win any new converts. (Literary Guild main selection; author tour)"
From mega-author Sheldon (The Stars Shine Down, 1992, etc.) comes a quasi-medical romance set in a large San Francisco county hospital. Read full book review >

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THE CONFESSION by Sheldon Siegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 23, 2004

"Siegel's dialogue crackles with pace and authenticity. His brisk narrative offers a nonstop barrage of cynical asides to the reader—not to every taste."
Sardonic Frisco attorney Michael Daley defends a popular priest against a murder charge. Read full book review >

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PLANET JANET by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"But it will certainly find an audience. (Fiction. 12+)"
An utterly self-absorbed British teen scrivens her frustrations with the rest of the world in her slang-filled diary, all the while blissfully ignorant of the real chaos around her. Read full book review >

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MY WORST BEST FRIEND by Dyan Sheldon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"At least Gracie and Zeb manage to fumble their way into a satisfying conclusion. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Sixteen-year-old Gracie and Savanna are best friends and opposites. Read full book review >

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THE YARD DOG by Sheldon Russell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"As a mystery, Russell's (Dreams to Dust, 2006, etc.) moody story misses the forest for the historical trees, but readers engrossed in the mid-1940s world he evokes won't mind."
Murder near an Oklahoma POW camp. Read full book review >