Search Results: "Sheryl McFarlane"


BOOK REVIEW

WAITING FOR THE WHALES by Sheryl  McFarlane
ANIMALS
Released: March 24, 1993

"Poetic and comforting. (Picture book. 4-9)"
In an award-winning Canadian book, an old man's sense of harmony with the orcas (killer whales) he observes from his clifftop later helps his family accept his death. Read full book review >

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EAGLE DREAMS by Sheryl  McFarlane
ANIMALS
Released: April 19, 1995

"The evocative illustrations complement that mood in another successful joint venture by the creators of Waiting for the Whales (1993). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Robin, a farm boy who dreams of soaring above the clouds is suddenly confronted with the reality of a wounded eagle lying in his father's fields. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO CATCH A KILLER by Sheryl Scarborough
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Despite its interesting premise, this debut falls short of its potential. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Scarborough's debut mystery novel follows a teenager on a journey to find her mother's killer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNEXPECTED DAUGHTER by Sheryl Parbhoo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 14, 2016

"An impressive, culturally informative, and engaging love story filled with conflicts."
A romance between a woman from a poor, Southern family and a man from a large, close-knit, Indian immigrant clan sparks a clash that threatens to destroy the lives of three main characters in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS IN APPALACHIA by Sheryl Monks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A memorable debut: each of these stories is as original and multidimensional as the characters who inhabit them."
A varied cast of mothers, miners, school kids, and mountain folk grapple with desire, poverty, and, yes, even monsters in 15 stories set across Appalachia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SACRED MYTHS by Marilyn McFarlane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Stick with more focused collections, such as Virginia Hamilton's In The Beginning (1988). (glossary, pronunciation guide, further reading) (Anthology. 9-12)"
Subtitled ``Stories of World Religions,'' this is a flashy but piecemeal collection of 35 short myths, legends, and folktales, all drawn from—or shoehorned into—seven living traditions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, generic Native American, and Sacred Earth, the ``Earth-centered movement that has developed in the late twentieth century [called variously] Paganism, Neo-Paganism, Wicca, Goddess Religion, Eco-Feminism, New Age Spirituality, the Old Tradition. . . . '' Every creed is introduced with an account of its history and values, plus a characteristic version of the Golden Rule, followed by retellings of incidents from the lives of its prophets and leaders, and well-known episodes from its literature or tradtions. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT GUEST by Fiona McFarlane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A pleasurable novel, with turns of plot and phrase both startling and elegant."
An enrapturing debut novel that toys with magical realism while delivering a fresh fable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILLER COCKTAIL by Sheryl J. Anderson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2005

"Anderson manages to be both arch and sanctimonious: a dreary follow-up to her tepid debut."
Solving her boss's murder might not have snared a promotion for the advice columnist at Zeitgeist magazine, but it could just be her ticket to her own romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Spanish cocido of boiled meats and chickpeas, what the Londons offer is variety and novelty in a neo-middlebrow taste range—and lots of it. (Line drawings—125—not seen.)"
A decade after their Sheryl and Mel London's Creative Cooking with Grains and Pasta, a health-food-style compendium that had its share of bean complements and was already showcasing such grains as amaranth, sorghum, and triticale, the indefatigable Londons have pulled in some yet newer grains (quinoa; teff) and a separate alphabet of beans, and have contrived yet more of their generally palatable, though somewhat capricious, recipes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAIN-DROP AND PEEK-A-BOO by Sheryl Marie
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 20, 2010

"A personalized picture book best suited for those who really love rabbits."
Sing-song rhymes accompany charming colorful illustrations in this lively twist on a pet adoption book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOWTIME! by Sheryl Berk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"For those who dance to win—all others can skip the show. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Dance competition is fierce for four preteens and one little sister. Read full book review >