Search Results: "Shelly Kirkland"


BOOK REVIEW

SHELLY by Margie Palatini
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

Afflicted with three bossy big sisters, Shelly stays inside his shell—literally so in Francis's lighthearted illustrations, which feature a family of ducklings in human dress and surroundings—until they give up badgering him to do the sorts of things that they like to do. Read full book review >

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SO SHELLY by Ty Roth
FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Lurid yet literary. (afterword, bibliography) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Fatalistic teen narrator John Keats opens this tale with his observation that most of us don't matter. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A decent cross section of research and practical ideas about exercising and maintaining brain function."
The founder of the Center for BrainHealth reviews recent research in brain studies and techniques to keep brains in peak condition. Read full book review >

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Who's Pulling My Strings? by Mardi Kirkland
Released: June 24, 2016

"An engaging collection of coping principles for soul-searching readers."
A woman seeks to free herself from the lingering effects of a tumultuous past in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2013

"Not as groundbreaking as the author imagines, but a solid retelling of an always-interesting tale of the first great urban-planning achievement."
A mildly revisionist history that gives principal credit for the modernization of Paris to the monarch rather than the prefect. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A meticulous, intuitive, and riveting nonfiction work."
In his true-crime debut, Kirkland uses firsthand experience and trial records to tell the story of a Savannah, Georgia, shooting death that spawned a best-selling book and movie. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN LOST AND FOUND by Shelly Stratton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"A touching, nuanced, adult coming-of-age novel that includes an interracial romance and keen studies of guilt, bias, and small-town America."
When a Washington, D.C., executive hears her grandfather has disappeared in South Dakota, she hops on a plane, risking her relationship and her job, only to discover it was a ruse—but now he's disappeared for real. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2016

"A well-documented, brave, and useful overview."
A journey through the Middle East in the post-Arab Spring landscape. Read full book review >

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RACHEL'S SECRET by Shelly Sanders
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2012

"Critical for its underexplored subject. (historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 10-15)"
This novelization of the 1903 Kishinev pogrom graphically describes the carnage as Christian Russians slaughter their Jewish fellow townspeople. Read full book review >

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WEEPING by Shelly Reuben
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2004

"Reuben (Spent Matches, 1996, etc.) writes unevenly, and there's scant mystery, but the tale catches fire whenever Ike and Tilly launch into one of their animated discussions of forensic evidence."
A rookie arson investigator gets a chance to work with her idol in probing a suspicious fire that killed a promising young actress. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"Useful as a self-help guide; affected families may well benefit from the advice and approach provided. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
A direct explanation for today's post-traumatic stress disorders affecting parents and children is offered as a supplement to therapy in this interactive workbook. Read full book review >