Search Results: "Shelly Sanders"


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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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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RACHEL'S HOPE by Shelly Sanders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Alas, not tight enough to resonate deeply. (historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
Rachel Paskar, now 16 in 1905 San Francisco, begins life anew, a refugee with her older sister, brother-in-law, and Menahem, a young boy with whom they escaped from the 1903 Kishinev, Russia, pogrom (Rachel's Secret, 2012). 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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CHARLES SANDERS PEIRCE by Joseph Brent
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"It may be possible to offer more subtle and revealing readings of Peirce's character, but it would be hard to write a more sympathetic and eloquent one. (Thirty-five b&w photographs—not seen.)"
After completing his doctoral dissertation on Peirce (1839- 1914), Brent (Intellectual History/University of the District of Columbia) waited 30 years to gain access to the private papers of the controversial founder of pragmatism and semiotics—papers that were suppressed by a Harvard faculty who believed they were protecting Peirce's intellectual reputation—and to write this biography. Read full book review >

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WHY BERNIE SANDERS MATTERS by Harry Jaffe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 22, 2015

"Clarifies some of the candidate's fuzzy past but is hardly disinterested."
'Tis the season for tendentious biographies of presidential candidates; this one's favorable. 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 >

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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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NEW YORK 1, TEL AVIV 0 by Shelly Oria
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Oria's fiction is tense and gripping; it's like the surprising and disconcerting sound that emerges from an instrument played by a traditionally trained musician who's chosen to explore new territory."
In this debut collection, Oria tests her characters' definitions of nationality, gender and relationship status, their tenuous senses of belonging to a place and to others. Read full book review >