Search Results: "Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt"


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YOU THINK IT’S EASY BEING THE TOOTH FAIRY? by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Slonim's energetic paintings are humorous and showcase the tooth fairy's vim and vigor in saturated colors and clever perspectives. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bell-Rehwoldt's spunky spitfire of a redheaded tooth fairy defies historical conceptions. Read full book review >

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THE RAPTURE OF CANAAN by Sheri Reynolds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 1996

"Fire and brimstone that goes tepid at times but is really chilling overall. (Literary Guild alternate selection; author tour)"
A second tragedy-laden southern coming-of-age tale from Reynolds (Bitterroot Landing, 1995)—this one, set in a strict and punitive religious community, with a good, gothic allure despite its lamentably plodding prose. Read full book review >

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A GRACIOUS PLENTY by Sheri Reynolds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A southern tearjerker with some nice surprises—and likely to be a swift success. (First printing of 300,000)"
Reynolds again hits pay dirt with a third novel, after Bitterroot Landing (1995) and The Rapture of Canaan (1996)—the latter, as everyone knows, a recent selection of Oprah's Book Club and now enjoying its fifth week at the top of the bestseller lists. Read full book review >

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THE DRESS LODGER by Sheri Holman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Another stunner from a gifted and versatile new master of historical fiction. (First printing of 40,000; Book-of-the- Month/Quality Paperback Book Club selections)"
If Clive Barker ever writes a historical novel, he'll be hard pressed to invent horrors more lurid than the rotting corpses and dangling viscera that grace, so to speak, this lurid and fascinating second novel from Holman (A Stolen Tongue, 1997). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"New, urgent awareness of seeing black women as, in the words of BET co-founder Sheila Johnson, 'fully human and fully powerful.'"
In this thorough study of popular icons and real women, an update of the 2010 edition, Parks (American Studies/Univ. of Maryland) finds the myth of the strong black woman—variously known as the Sacred Dark Feminine, Black Madonna, Mammy, Angry Black Woman—both slippery and resonant. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"With apparent effortlessness, Fink tells the Memorial story with cogency and atmosphere."
Pulitzer Prize-winning medical journalist/investigator Fink (War Hospital, 2003) submits a sophisticated, detailed recounting of what happened at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >

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DEVIL MAY CARE by Sheri McInnis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Sometimes gruesome, sometimes giggly. Uneven debut, not helped by talky style."
Soul for sale, in a first from Canadian author McInnis. Read full book review >

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BEAR ME SAFELY OVER by Sheri Joseph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Many small tales, nicely wrought, fail to assume a larger cohesion."
National Magazine Award-nominee Joseph's first novel, through a murky plethora of viewpoints, finds a way to tell about a couple of clans of Greene County, Georgia, young people battling more or less successfully for love. Read full book review >

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A STOLEN TONGUE by Sheri Holman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Light humor and deep tragedy coexist uneasily here, with the latter ultimately triumphant, but the unevenness doesn't change the fact that this is a rich, surprisingly compelling tale of faith and spiritual transformation. (First printing of 35,000)"
In an unusual, probing debut, 15th-century Palestine is the destination for a group of German pilgrims, who arrive gratefully in the Holy Land after a perilous sea voyage, only to lose much of what they hold most dear. Read full book review >

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GIVING UP THE GHOST by Sheri Sinykin
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A good choice for reluctant teens. (Fiction. YA)"
Equal parts psychological realism and supernatural thriller, this story about living in the present and conquering fear has teen appeal in spades. Read full book review >

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THE SWEET IN-BETWEEN by Sheri Reynolds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2008

"An unusual coming-of-age novel, though a bit too opaque to be a real success."
Her mother is dead, her father's in prison and she's trying to pass as a boy—the teenage world of Kendra "Kenny" Lugo is anything but easy in this somber fifth novel from Reynolds (Writing/Old Dominion Univ.; Firefly Cloak, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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WITCHES ON THE ROAD TONIGHT by Sheri Holman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"Flawed but intriguing work from an estimable novelist who keeps extending her range and never fails to surprise and engage."
Past and present, reality and dreams, harsh truths and dangerous delusions mingle intriguingly in this unusual fourth novel from the versatile author of vivid historical and contemporary fiction (The Mammoth Cheese, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >