Search Results: "Sherry North"


BOOK REVIEW

BECAUSE YOU ARE MY TEACHER by Sherry North
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A sweet sentiment and a great way to get kids pumped about school and learning—Miss Frizzle would be proud. (Picture book. 4-7)"
North and Hall pair up for another imaginative what-if offering (Because I Am Your Daddy, 2010, etc.), this time introducing young readers to different modes of transportation. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE I AM YOUR DADDY by Sherry North
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"The final hypothetical—'if I were a wizard'—ties them all together ever so neatly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This Y-chromosome companion to Because You Are My Baby (2008) follows a similar format, positing a hypothetical and its follow-through on each double-page spread: "If I were a scientist, we would dig up ancient bones / And find the biggest dinosaur the world has ever known." Read full book review >

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BECAUSE YOU ARE MY BABY by Sherry North
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"An energetic and inspiring testament to motherhood. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young mother expresses her love and commitment to her inquisitive baby through a limitless variety of possible vocations. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SOPHIE STARK by Anna North
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"An engaging exploration of what it takes to make art and, more importantly, what it takes to love those who make it."
When love and art collide in Sophie Stark's life, art always wins. Read full book review >

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BONE DEEP by Darian North
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 1995

"Sprawling, taxing (of time, patience, and belief), and finally exhausting, like a train that stops at every village between New York and Guatemala City. (First printing of 50,000; Literary Guild selection)"
North turns from hayseed legal intrigue (Criminal Seduction, 1993) to a push-those-buttons mystery that pits her young heroine against demons that seem to go back through her family tree practically to the dawn of time. Read full book review >

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VIOLATION by Darian North
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Until then, however, we get three very likable people to worry about a lot."
Once again, North (Thief of Souls, 1997, etc.) creates suspense fiction out of hurt people caught in untenable situations, this time netting her best score yet. Read full book review >

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THE IMMORTAL HEIGHTS by Sherry Thomas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Delivers on all the grand epic sweep, lush prose, and overwrought emotion promised by the first two volumes; if that's the sort of thing you like, this is the sort of book you'll love. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Thomas wraps up her trilogy with a grandiose finale, plus a hearts-and-flowers denouement. Read full book review >

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THE SILENT STORM by Sherry Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Still, the story's thrust—like the approaching storm—is strong, and makes for absorbing reading. (Fiction. 9- 12)"
Though she once loved stories about the hurricanes around Galveston Island, Alyssa, 13, has been mute ever since her mother drowned and her father disappeared three years ago during a storm; convinced that she's somehow responsible, Alyssa can't remember for sure that traumatic day—but as another hurricane approaches and danger looms, she has flashbacks.... Read full book review >

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THE LAST RAINMAKER by Sherry Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"The book is enlivened by the behind-the-scenes life of the Wild West show and some insights into what it was like to be a Native American in white society in the 1800s. (Fiction. 10-16)"
The usually understated Garland (Letters from the Mountain, 1996, etc.) resorts to melodrama throughout this tale of a girl's search for identity. Read full book review >

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MY BEAUTIFUL ENEMY by Sherry Thomas
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A thought-provoking exploration of gender roles in the East and West and in the historical romance genre. It's also a darn good read."
This historical romance doubles as an adventure story about two travelers in China who fall in love, only to discover that they're on opposite sides in a political chess game. Read full book review >

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DEAD OF SPRING  by Sherry  Knowlton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2017

"Using current and recent news stories about fracking and Three Mile Island to make a case for her own causes, Knowlton hangs it all on a middling mystery/thriller/romance with a complex heroine."
A lawyer who yearns for the quiet life proves a magnet for murder. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF GRAHAM GREENE by Norman Sherry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Marked by sorrow and disappointment, but plenty of fascinating adventures. An exemplary biography, of profound interest to admirers of Greene's work and to students of contemporary letters."
The third and final volume of Sherry's superb life of the English novelist and man of letters, a monumental work published over the last 15 years. Read full book review >