Search Results: "Sonja Lyubomirsky"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"Informative and engaging."
Lyubomirsky (Psychology/Univ. of California, Riverside; The How of Happiness, 2008) dismantles culturally generated myths of happiness and offers strategies to help people "reach and exceed [their personal] happiness potentials." Read full book review >

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STARTER HOUSE by Sonja Condit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Good, scary fun, packed with emotional nuance."
In Condit's creepy debut, a young couple's dream home turns out to be haunted. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC HAT SHOP by Sonja Wimmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A sweet import that inspires inner strength. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hats magically transform each person in town, giving them precisely what they need to become their best selves. Read full book review >

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DESERT DARK by Sonja Stone
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2016

"With secrets around every corner and an exciting premise, this thriller will keep readers guessing right to the very last page. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A teen enters a world of espionage and intrigue. Read full book review >

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The Awakening by Sonja Puhala
Released: July 28, 2012

"The cool concept drowns amid an overcrowded, divergent story."
Skilled secret agents attempt to save the world in Puhala's futuristic thriller. Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF MISS SUSIE AND HER STEAMBOAT by Sonja Kreps
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"An ambitious but discordant mix of genres."
A chick-lit thriller that draws on old children's songs for inspiration. Read full book review >

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LADIES NIGHT AT THE DREAMLAND by Sonja Livingston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2016

"Wise, fresh, captivating essays."
Radiant essays inspired by "slivers and bits" of real women's lives. Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF THE FALL by Sonja Livingston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2015

"Livingston overcomes the collection's inconsistencies with her dexterity in addressing an impressive range of questions regarding humanity, femininity, and growing up in America."
Livingston (MFA Program/Univ. of Memphis; Ghostbread, 2009) weaves her own memories throughout ruminations on famous mythical goddesses and pop-culture icons to explore what becoming a woman means both for her—as a Roman Catholic girl coming of age in the late 1980s—and, more broadly, within the context of the real and fictitious women who surround her.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 1997

"Despite some omissions and lapses into pseudo-inspiration, this is frank and lucid, and presents an intimate picture of a star athlete and her sport. (8 pages b&w photo insert, not seen) (Author tour)"
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Joyner-Kersee, with Sports Illustrated editor Steptoe, delivers an autobiography that outshines much of the dismal competition. Read full book review >

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THE WORD COLLECTOR by Sonja Wimmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Beautiful, haunting descriptions of words and the power they hold will make this a favorite for linguaphiles, both old and new. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young girl shares her love of words and their power in this fanciful tribute to language. Read full book review >

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LITTLE NIGHT CAT by Sonja Danowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A gentle story that children will return to time and time again. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boy's generosity toward animals in need reaps great rewards. Read full book review >

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PAPA’S PASTRIES by Charles Toscano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Overall, Christian charity receives a gentle endorsement. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The golden rule gets the spotlight in this tale of selflessness. Read full book review >