Search Results: "Shirley Reva Vernick"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BLACK BUTTERFLY by Shirley Reva Vernick
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Though not as suspenseful as the ingredients would suggest, it's still an amusing and engaging romance with the added spice only a pair of specters can add. (Paranormal romance. 11-18)"
The dead of winter in a Maine inn, a hunky guy who's interesting and interested, a pair of young ghosts and a 16-year-old girl on her own—the perfect ingredients for a creepy paranormal romance. Read full book review >

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REMEMBER DIPPY by Shirley Reva Vernick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"An enjoyable and provocative exploration of the clash between 'normal' and 'different' and how similar the two really are. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Summer is supposed to be about lazy days, but for Johnny, summer doesn't quite turn out the way he expects. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD LIE by Shirley Reva Vernick
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A great match with Karen Hesse's Witness (2001), also set in the 1920s, about a Vermont town that took a stand against prejudice. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10 & up)"
When little Daisy Durham disappears, an innocent Jewish boy is called a murderer. Read full book review >

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SHIRLEY by Susan Scarf Merrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2014

"A sidelong portrait of a category-defying writer dovetails surprisingly snugly with the drama of one young woman's coming-of-age."
Fictional newlyweds spend a year living with the author Shirley Jackson in this brooding novel. Read full book review >

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SHIRLEY JACKSON by Ruth Franklin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A consistently interesting biography that deftly captures the many selves and multiple struggles of a true American original."
An engaging, sympathetic portrait of the writer who found the witchery in huswifery. Read full book review >

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A LION NAMED SHIRLEY WILLIAMSON by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Humor with bite, as it were, given substance by the playful artwork. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lionness bound for a zoo is dubbed Shirley Williamson due to a bad phone connection. Read full book review >

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SHIRLEY JACKSON'S "THE LOTTERY" by Shirley Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A haunting story of humanity's herd mentality, brilliantly rendered."
A stunning graphic adaptation of a chilling classic. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO SHIRLEY by Kelly McMasters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2008

"Sincere and expertly researched, but as the story moves away from personal narrative into statistics, history and science lessons, it becomes less compelling."
Powerful though flawed debut explores the author's happy childhood next to a controversial nuclear laboratory that leaked toxic waste into a Long Island aquifer. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 16, 1978

"Sparkling."
Through a bathtub drain astride a rubber duck is an unlikely route to a medieval fantasy—for one thing most children's fantasies about drains are nightmares and for another bathrooms and jousting fields haven't the natural association of the pirate ship and beach in Come Away From the Water, Shirley (1977). Read full book review >

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HAVING IT ALL by Reva Korda
Released: Jan. 30, 1990

A neatly tailored, true-ringing look at advertising's upper echelons, written by a former head honcho of Ogilvy & Mather. Read full book review >

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SCREAMING AT THE UMP by Audrey Vernick
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Not a heavy hitter but worthy of a spot in the starting lineup. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In a decided departure for baseball-themed novels, a middle schooler figures out that the game's values are not always reliable guidelines for real life. Read full book review >