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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >