Search Results: "Sherri Szeman"


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THE KOMMANDANT'S MISTRESS by Sherri Szeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 1993

"A provocative exploration of a complex and disturbing relationship—the parameters of which are sometimes overwhelmed by the lyrical intensity of Szeman's writing and vision."
A somber what-if first novel that vividly explores a possible relationship between the Kommandant of a Nazi concentration camp and a Jewish inmate. Read full book review >

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ONLY WITH THE HEART by Sherri Szeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An uneven debut: poignant when dealing with the ravages of the disease, tiresome when it slips into the device of the trial."
A compositionally complex melodrama about Alzheimer's that offers a few powerful insights, though by end is as wearying as is the caretakers' heartbreaking duty. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Emblematic of the truly significant sacrifices and triumphs of a passing generation. (30 b&w photos)"
A solid tribute to some remarkable WWII heroes: the spectacularly brave and selfless civilians who helped thousands of Allied fliers shot down in France evade the Nazis and get back to England so they could fight again. Read full book review >

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PRESIDENT OF THE WHOLE SIXTH GRADE by Sherri Winston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A whip-smart, funny, and fast-paced outing equally suited to returning fans and readers who are just meeting Brianna for the first time. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Class president Brianna Justice learns that in middle school, even the best-laid plans can go awry. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A smart, informative manual intended to help people take care of their loved ones while also taking care of themselves."
Snelling's authoritative debut offers expert advice and relatable celebrity stories for families and friends struggling to balance caregiving with everyday life. Read full book review >

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ACTING by Sherri Winston
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Full of yo-yoing emotions many teens will recognize, this is a forthright examination of sex that makes plain how hard it is to keep the hormones from raging. (Fiction. YA)"
Eve Belinda grew up acting in all the plays written by her twin Al, the star student of the family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2011

"A solid blueprint for a successful relationship."
An innovative method of cutting off the dead ends in your marriage and creating new life. Read full book review >

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THE SWEETEST SOUND by Sherri Winston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Readers will be rooting for both Cadence as she claims her gift and the community who supports her. (Fiction. 8-12)"
What if, in not keeping a promise to God, you make a deal with the devil? Read full book review >

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THE GREAT ESTATE by Sherri Browning
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"In spite of their obtuseness, both Gabriel and Sophia are likable-enough characters, and the estate around which the plot revolves is charming enough to make the book a tolerable read."
A long-married earl and countess are estranged after the death of their infant son several years before, but their mutual love for their estate brings them together. Read full book review >

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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 >