Search Results: "Somer Flaherty"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2012

"For a guide to fashion, there's not much flair here. But there's plenty of valuable info for budding fashionistas and stylists, going beyond the shallow glitz of fashion magazines and blogs. (index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
A matter-of-fact tone removes the mystery from style in this work that is one-part fashion manual and one-part career guide. Read full book review >

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A Rose and Spider Web for America's Troubled Heart by John Somer
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2014

"A slightly jumbled but moving call for a fresh American philosophy, one with 'music in our parlors and love in our hearts.'"
An examination of America's shifting moral values, conducted through the lens of cultural analysis and autobiography. Read full book review >

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FISHBOWL by Bradley Somer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Touching and well-written."
Linked perspectives connect the quirky residents of an apartment building in Somer's second novel (Imperfections, 2012).Read full book review >

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PUFF by Bob Flaherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2005

"A charming first effort, true and amusing and serious all at once."
A funny, well-crafted debut tale of sin, redemption, religious yearning, yearning of every other kind, and righteous bud. Read full book review >

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THE SERENITY MURDERS by Mehmet Murat Somer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 24, 2012

"If you can get past some difficult translations from the Turkish, Somer's hero/heroine and clan (The Gigolo Murder, 2009, etc.) will delight and dazzle you."
A classy cross-dresser has to catch a murderous man determined to derail her otherwise fabulous life. Read full book review >

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THE GIGOLO MURDER by Mehmet Murat Somer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 29, 2009

"The second English translation of Somer's Turkish Delight series (The Prophet Murders, 2008) is fresh, cheeky and brimming with joie de vivre."
A Turkish drag queen turns sleuth to win the heart of a dreamy lawyer. Read full book review >

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TIDAL WAVES AND FLOODING by Michael Flaherty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"That dates the title, as scientists and specialists in land use currently discourage the building of dikes and re-channeling bodies of water. (diagrams, chronology, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
An entry in the Closer Look At series is too cluttered in design and often too vague to be useful. Read full book review >

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POLAR BEAR by William Flaherty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Uninspired outings. (Informational early reader. 6-8)"
A first introduction to the largest living land-dwelling carnivore. Read full book review >

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WHOSE STORY IS THIS, ANYWAY? by Mike Flaherty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"It seems like the question isn't 'whose story is it?' at book's end, but what other stories might have arisen through these characters? (Picture book. 4-6)"
A metafictive text introduces a bevy of exciting characters. Read full book review >