Search Results: "Shelly Sanders"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

The Hobbyist by Darryl Shelly
Released: March 13, 2013

"An honest, often hilarious and occasionally sluggish tale of a man who loves sex too much.
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The fictional account of a self-confessed sexaholic reviewing the path that led to his addiction. Read full book review >

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THE MOMENT OF EVERYTHING by Shelly King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"This diverting read probably won't change anyone's life, but then again, books never do. Or do they?"
A Silicon Valley woman's life is unexpectedly turned around by her love of books in this debut novel. 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 >

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THE SKIRT MAN by Shelly Reuben
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2006

"Reuben's sixth is a lively whodunit with welcome affection for the uniqueness of small towns."
Mystery surrounds the arson-related death of a rural eccentric who eschewed trousers. Read full book review >