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BOOK REVIEW

SOLD by Patricia McCormick
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"McCormick provides readers who live in safety and under protection of the law with a vivid window into a harsh and cruel world—one most would prefer to pretend doesn't exist. (Fiction. YA)"
In her village in Nepal, Lakshmi's life is more than difficult and requires her to endure hunger, harsh weather and poverty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HEARTS WE SOLD by Emily Lloyd-Jones
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A dark fantasy brimming with passion and peril. (Paranormal suspense. 15-adult)"
A girl sells her heart to a demon to escape abusive parents, unwittingly signing up for more than she bargained for. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 8, 1993

Here's a radical approach to children's TV—from an academic who doesn't see it as the root of violence, hedonism, and low reading scores. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Old arguments loudly expressed."
Formulaic chest-beating, mixed with a bit of useful data, on the injustices attendant in a political machine wedded to wealth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOLD AS IS by Kal Rosenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A scratched and dented story about a guy who's come undone."
A raucous chronicle of one man's descent into dodgy deals, used cars and madness. Read full book review >

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SOLD TO MISS SEETON by Hamilton Crane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"So although this entry in the long-running series (Miss Seeton Rules, 1994, etc.) has more mystification and less pottering about the village than usual, you'd need a Ouija board to put together the pieces before, or even after, Miss Seeton."
A crime wave in Miss Emily Seeton's placid corner of Kent? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAGIC KINGDOM FOR SALE/SOLD by Terry Brooks
Released: April 1, 1986

"Still, a pleasantly entertaining jaunt, and considerably better thought out than Brooks' ragged Shannara yarns (most recently The Wishsong of Shannara, 1985)."
Restless, grieving widower and lawyer Ben Holiday comes across an ad for a "genuine magic kingdom"; intrigued, he pays over a million dollars—and proceeds through a magical tunnel to Landover, an as-advertised property complete with fairies, wizards, dragons, and a magical palace! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPINESS SOLD SEPARATELY by Lolly Winston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"Winston (Good Grief, 2004) skillfully comes into her own with this brave second novel."
A deceptively breezy, thoughtful look at the emotional complexities of a childless suburban California marriage. Read full book review >

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SOLD DOWN THE RIVER by Barbara Hambly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2000

"19th century is depicted in fierce and lush clarity."
Born into slavery on the Bellefleur Plantation, Benjamin January, a plum-dark Creole, was freed when St.-Denis Janvier bought his mother to make her his mistress and let her two children tag along. Read full book review >

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Consider It Sold by Patrick Awotwi
NON-FICTION

"A business memoir that overcomes stylistic hurdles to provide a solid grounding in the principles of successful selling."
A veteran sales manager shares marketing insights drawn from his work experiences. Read full book review >