Search Results: "Sheri Sinykin"


BOOK REVIEW

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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NEXT THING TO STRANGERS by Sheri Cooper Sinykin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

"Sinykin's writing isn't seamless, but she captures—with painful accuracy—a teen's touchy blend of protective defiance and vulnerable competence while presenting two likable young people getting to know themselves and each other in an unusual context. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When Cass, 14, arrives to spend Christmas vacation with the grandparents she hasn't seen or heard from since her dad's funeral 11 years ago, she's taken aback to find that Grandfather is reserved, even taciturn, while Grandma, apparently unwell, is equally uncommunicative. Read full book review >

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ZAYDE COMES TO LIVE by Sheri Sinykin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Though Rachel's quest takes place within a Jewish context, her emotions and situation are near universal, and this artful book handles both well. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Though many parents tend to shield their young children from the realities of terminal illness, this picture book looks at death through the concerned and loving eyes of a child who begins to understand the concept behind the "circle of life." Read full book review >

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SLATE BLUES by Sheri Cooper Sinykin
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"An enticing premise, but the end result hits a sour note. (Fiction. 10+)"
The premise couldn't be more enticing: Reina discovers that a mega-popular heavy-metal rock singer is her own aunt. Read full book review >

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THE BUDDY TRAP by Sheri Cooper Sinykin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

After Cam hits a plateau in his flute playing, and his music teacher recommends a summer off, his parents send him to a camp where his insecurities and attempts to fit in make him an easy prey to tentmate Buddy's bullying. 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 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >