Search Results: "Sheree Fitch"


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POLLY MACCAULEY'S FINEST, DIVINEST, WOOLLIEST GIFT OF ALL by Sheree Fitch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2017

"Warmth and world peace, one stitch at a time, but there are a lot of stitches to go before readers get there. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The yarn gets knotty and tangled up in this tale of knitted happiness. Read full book review >

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NIGHT SKY WHEEL RIDE by Sheree Fitch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2013

"A giddy, intense, hugely fun ride that will propel listening audiences large or small into spinning tizzies of their own. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Poem and pictures unite in a delirious celebration of a first ride on a Ferris wheel. Read full book review >

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IF I HAD A MILLION ONIONS by Sheree Fitch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"And give the rest away.' (Poetry. 8-12)"
A delight from first line to last, these 25 poems—each featuring small, whimsical colored-pencil sketches from a Colombian illustrator—take on topics from the simple joys of riding a bumper car, the relief that comes from turning a library book in on time and "Grampy's Borborygmus" (look it up) to the qualities that enrich a life. Read full book review >

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SENSELESS by Stona Fitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Slight and uninspired."
Mild-mannered American economist who loves fine dining gets kidnapped by terrorists seeking revenge for the evils of the European Union. Read full book review >

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GIVE + TAKE by Stona Fitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"A sharp and entertaining hybrid with a few bum notes."
A jazz pianist moonlights as a thief in an extended comic riff on double lives and fakery. Read full book review >

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APPETITE FOR LIFE by Noel Riley Fitch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"An exhaustively researched, charming story of a life well lived, and an admiring portrait of a good marriage."
Riley (Anaãs: The Erotic Life of Anaãs Nin, 1993, etc.) offers a loving, overstuffed biography of the cook from Pasadena who introduced French cooking to the American kitchen. Read full book review >

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PAINT IT BLACK by Janet Fitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2006

"Vivid writing here and there, but Josie is a dull character, and the story is a real downer."
Bereavement, alienation and survivor's anger are the legacy bequeathed to the stunned protagonist of Californian Fitch's somber second novel. Read full book review >

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WHITE OLEANDER by Janet Fitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 1999

"Vigorous, polished prose, strong storytelling, satisfyingly complex characters, and thoughtfully nuanced perceptions: an impressive debut indeed."
A first-rate debut about a teenaged girl's arduous six-year journey of self-discovery. Read full book review >

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DARK MATTER by Sheree R. Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2000

"Ponder."
A first anthology of speculative fiction by black writers: 25 stories, 3 novel excerpts, and 5 essays, the oldest piece an 1887 tale of a bewitched vineyard, the majority from this year. Read full book review >

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KICKS by Janet Fitch
Released: April 24, 1995

"It's true that teenagers can get sucked into bad situations, but Fitch makes her point in a story that is every bit as didactic as Go Ask Alice (S&S, 1971) but with an even sillier plot than that old clinker. (Fiction. 14+)"
More than anything in life, Laurie Greenspan, 15, wants to be a part of the swinging Los Angeles street scene with her wild friend Carla. Read full book review >