Search Results: "Shelly Kirkland"


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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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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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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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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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EVEN SUPERHEROES HAVE BAD DAYS by Shelly  Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An action-packed romp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Superheroes deal with their emotions. 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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DADDY'S CHAIR by Sandy Lanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1991

"A good addition to the literature about grief. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grieving for his father, who has just died of cancer, Michael defends Daddy's chair from all comers. 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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I Lost My Child To Cancer by Shelly Dubois
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 18, 2016

"A painful, uplifting, and beautiful meditation on loss and recovery."
A mother discusses the loss of her daughter to cancer and her own emotional healing in the aftermath. 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 >