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"Unanswered questions and heavy-handed writing drain intrigue from this not-so-spooky story."
Three friends unravel old secrets lurking beneath the surface of a picture-perfect town in this young adult mystery. Read full book review >

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SOPHIA by Michael Bible
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"An 'experimental' novel that manages mostly to be conventionally unconventional."
Bible delivers an elliptical, provocative novella about the profane and the spiritual, all of it drenched in sweat, sex, and booze. Read full book review >

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SOPHIA by Anita Anand
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2015

"A sturdy narrative of one woman's awakening and strength in the early 20th century as she witnessed the vast societal changes in India and England."
The biography of an Indian royal princess, born in Britain, who found a higher purpose as she discovered her heritage. Read full book review >

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SOPHIA by Todd Erick Pedersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2013

"A strong but uneven collection that engagingly seeks truth through verse but discovers little that's new."
Pedersen (The Wisdom of Sophia: Nature, Wonderment and the Soul of the Sublime, 2012, etc.) once again applies his mystical prose poetics toward deciphering wisdom, which he personifies as "Her" or "Sophia." Read full book review >

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E by Matt Beaumont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Your career may depend on it."
Subject: Fab debut of former London adman, making a bugger-all brilliant update on the epistolary novel by having it largely in e-mail thrashing about on the office network and focusing on London's Miller Shanks ad agency striving to land the Coke account. Read full book review >

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SOPHIA TOLSTOY by Alexandra Popoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2010

"A sharp, compassionate literary biography."
A welcome reassessment of the life of Sophia Tolstoy (1844-1919), the misunderstood wife of the renowned Russian author. Read full book review >

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STE-E-E-E-EAMBOAT A-COMIN’! by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2005

"The Story of Captain Blanche Leathers (2000), illus by Holly Meade, though its content is closer to William Anderson's comparatively restrained River Boy (2003), illus by Dan Andreasen. (afterword, map) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Inspired by a passage from Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi, Esbaum captures the bustle and commotion attending a steam packet's arrival in a small river town: "Rubberneckers, / pounding boots, / whiskered geezers, big galoots. / Wheels a-clatter, / choking cloud, / yapping dog, excited crowd." Read full book review >

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CHASING SOPHIA by Gabrielle Pina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Gothic lite meets chick lit in a slow potboiler."
Dahlia has a secret, and so does Lucius, and Uncle Brother, and Aunt Baby, and the albino gravedigger. Read full book review >

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ONE WORD FROM SOPHIA by Jim Averbeck
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"A must-read—for pet lovers and even for those not yet convinced. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tutu-wearing Sophia packs determination, whimsy, and a plethora of strategies to handle a passel of impressive words. Read full book review >

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SOPHIA LOREN by Warren G. Harris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"For those still fascinated by the Academy Awardwinning Italian actress, here are all the essentials and a little bit more. (40 b&w photos, not seen)"
Harris's account of the life of the star of such semi-memorable movies as Two Women and El Cid is a few shades more perceptive and readable than the average show-biz bio. Read full book review >

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SOPHIA, THE ALCHEMIST’S DOG by Shelley Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Truly magical. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Sophia's master is alchemist to the King, who gives him a yearly allowance to turn lead into gold, something the little brown dog's master has yet to accomplish. Read full book review >