Search Results: "Sherman Alexie"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC MIRROR OF THE MERMAID QUEEN by Delia Sherman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Still, the imaginative rendering of a familiar city populated by fictional characters and magical beings may be enough to entice readers to overlook the inside jokes and broad characterizations. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Sequel to Changeling (2006), the plot of this overlong fantasy is simple: A young human girl who has been raised by a magic white rat and a Pooka must find and return a magical talisman in order to save her Central Park home from danger. Read full book review >

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THE FREEDOM MAZE by Delia Sherman
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"Multilayered, compassionate and thought-provoking, a timely read on the sesquicentennial of America's Civil War. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
It's 1960, but on the decayed Fairchild sugar plantation in rural Louisiana, vestiges of a grimmer past remain—the old cottage, overgrown garden maze, relations between white and black races. Read full book review >

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WINDLEAF by Josepha Sherman
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"If plot elements and language are a little old- fashioned and familiar, honor and romance are served, and the reader is—at least temporarily—diverted. (Fiction. 12+)"
A tale of love between mortal and fairy (actually, half- fairy); of a fierce and fickle fairy father; and of the trials and tribulations set before the mortal ere he's granted the hand of his fair lady. Read full book review >

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Girlhood in America by Suzanne Sherman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2015

"A useful sourcebook and an entertaining read."
This nonfiction collection offers more than 50 entertaining, informative memoir pieces about American girlhood from 1910 to 2010. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"The casual distaste that many of the British display for the Jews (and, to a lesser extent, the Arabs) will discomfit many, but this is a readable version of the battle for Israeli independence from a perspective that will be unfamiliar to most Americans."
Sherman (Island Refuge: Britain and Refugees from the Third Reich, not reviewed) is uniquely positioned to write on the British experience of Palestine: Born in Jerusalem under the mandate, he is a lawyer and historian. Read full book review >

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RACHEL THE CLEVER by Josepha Sherman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 15, 1993

"B&w illustrations not seen. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
A disappointing entry from a publisher that's been making a name for itself with folklore collections. Read full book review >

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MOTHER MARY by Myra Sherman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"Sherman's insider knowledge illuminates this compassionate character study."
In her debut novel, social worker Sherman (Jailed, 2011) paints a vivid portrait of an older homeless woman in custody on a psychiatric ward. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"Valuable warnings for women and a passionate, well-based explanation of one particular medical viewpoint."
A strongly worded alert to the environmental causes of breast cancer, and an equally strong call for political and personal action. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"In Sherman's hands, it fails to move. (b&w illustrations)"
A fitfully interesting case study of the collision of alternative technology, big business, and government. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE FROM COOLVILLE by Sherman Sutherland
Released: June 7, 2012

"Strong characterizations and a fine sense of absurdity make for an enjoyable tour of corporate hell."
For L.J. Davenport, call-center wage slave of Sutherland's amusing coming-of-age novel, slacking is part of the job. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

A vivid memoir of the 1991 Gulf War, of an air attack squadron called Ironclaw, and of the high-pressure life aboard the US carrier Midway. Read full book review >

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The Big Black Bag by Barbara Karen Sherman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2016

"This fanciful novel offers a unique, if leisurely paced, take on the cash-and-dash potboiler."
A debut crime novel examines a cutthroat lawyer and a strange journey following his death. Read full book review >