Search Results: "Shelly Sanders"


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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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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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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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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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THE DISASTER OF THE HINDENBURG by Shelly Tanaka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Glossary; reading list. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Almost as long as the Eiffel Tower is tall, the Hindenburg would have dwarfed today's 747's; it offered majestic, rapid, very comfortable Atlantic crossings and traveled (with its sister airship the Graf Zeppelin) over two million miles before its fiery demise. Read full book review >

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SPENT MATCHES by Shelly Reuben
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"The oh-my-goodness writing, the wide-eyed characters, the jerry-built plot, the ingenious incendiary devices—they're all equally mechanical."
Three alarming blazes for attorney Max Bramble and fire investigator Wylie Nolan (Origin and Cause, 1994). Read full book review >

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ORIGIN AND CAUSE by Shelly Reuben
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"First of what promises to be a cheeky series with curlicues of preadolescent humor—and not much else on its mind."
Called in at the last minute to pinch-hit for a sodden defense attorney, product-liability expert Max Bramble agrees to defend Courtland Motors' antique-auto restoring division against a claim by the estate of TV executive Stanfield Standish (nÇ Stanley Scheidler) that Courtland is liable for his getting incinerated in his 1930 Duesenberg. Read full book review >

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TWILIGHT OF THE DRIFTER by Shelly Frome
Released: Nov. 28, 2011

"A novel with impeccable Southern flair, as soothing and cool as the notes from the protagonist's blues harp."
In Frome's (The Twinning Murders, 2010, etc.) latest mystery, a homeless man uncovers secrets that may lead to fatal consequences. Read full book review >