Search Results: "Sherri L. Smith"


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LUCY THE GIANT by Sherri L. Smith
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The unusual setting and the issue of self-esteem as it relates to size are pluses in this otherwise middling first YA effort. (Fiction. YA)"
Oversized and 15, Lucy runs away from her bleak life to find herself faking adulthood in an adventure story which takes place in Alaska. Read full book review >

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HOT, SOUR, SALTY, SWEET by Sherri L. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"You are what you eat' may be true; 'You are what you cook' makes a far more interesting story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Ana Shen looks forward to an evening with her crush, Jamie Tabata. Read full book review >

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THE TOYMAKER'S APPRENTICE by Sherri L. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fast-paced adventure whether or not all the characters are familiar. (author's note) (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Men and mice engage in mortal conflict in this multilayered retelling of The Nutcracker.Read full book review >

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ORLEANS by Sherri L. Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2013

"A harrowing and memorable ride. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Smith imagines a captivating and truly frightening future for the United States, one in which six devastating hurricanes follow Katrina's path right into the heart of the crippled Gulf Coast. Read full book review >

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PASADENA by Sherri L. Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A stylish exploration of loss. (Fiction. 12-18)"
When her best friend, Maggie, apparently commits suicide, Jude thinks it might actually be murder. Read full book review >

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FLYGIRL by Sherri L. Smith
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A vibrant picture of WWII women and of Jim Crow as it was then. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
During World War II, a semi-military unit of women pilots, the WASPs, fought for their chance to serve their country. Read full book review >

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SPARROW by Sherri L. Smith
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 11, 2006

"A moving story that rings true. (Fiction. 12-18)"
An African-American teen's search for family leads from Chicago to the warmth and revelry of New Orleans at Mardi Gras. Read full book review >

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SMITH by Leon Garfield
Released: Sept. 1, 1967

"More Hogarth than Cruikshank, this lacks the gusto of Devil in the Fog (1966) but readers who respond to the author will follow him here."
"Smith. 'unted, 'ounded, 'omeless, and part gin-sodder. Smith. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE SMITH by Michael Coveney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"An authoritative and perceptive portrait."
The illustrious career of "a great stage actress in both comedy and tragedy, and an international film star." Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Written too soon after the event to stifle self-dramatization—or to touch on the tenuous relationship between actual law practice and classroom drilling—this will be of interest only to masochistic, prospective law students but may mislead them, since Harvard's enormous classes, hothouse ambiance, and rock-rigid first-year requirements are less than representative of current options in legal education."
Like the hero of the book-then-film, The Paper Chase, Turow got all frazzled—smoking, drinking, making and breaking psychiatric appointments—by his first year at Harvard Law School (1975-76), the year with all the tough courses, heavy pressures, competitive snarls, and think-like-a-lawyer angst. Read full book review >

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EMILY L. by Marguerite Duras
Released: May 15, 1989

Duras (The Lover; The War, etc.) here offers a wise, graceful book, at once modern in its self-consciousness and classic in its clarity. Read full book review >

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ANGELS OF ANGUISH by Sherri L. Board
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1999

"(First printing of 50,000)"
When her seven-year-old godson Raphael's body is found on the beach at Corona del Mar, probation officer Katlin LaMar has to face the possibility that he was killed by one of his brother Juan's gangbangers—the same young men Katlin is supposed to be helping rehabilitate in this first of a new series. Read full book review >