Search Results: "Sue Carswell"


BOOK REVIEW

FADED PICTURES FROM MY BACKYARD by Sue Carswell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2005

"A historical record of import, if somewhat incohesive."
Television news producer and journalist Carswell shares poignant, scattered memories of growing up on the estate of the Albany Home for Children, where her father worked as an administrator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The prose is workmanlike, but Rossmiller's patriotic, risky involvement in righting the wrongs of 9/11 resonates on every page."
A crusading, modern-day vigilante goes online to flesh out unsuspecting terrorists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALLIGATOR SUE by Sharon Arms Doucet
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 6, 2003

"Laissez les bon temps roulez. (Picture book. 5-8)"
While Tarzan seems to have been relegated to the back shelf in recent years, here's an updated female version with a distinctly Cajun flavor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARSUPIAL SUE by John Lithgow
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The oversized format, double-page spreads, and professional, witty CD make this a natural for reading aloud (and singing along) with a group. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Marsupial Sue must learn that lesson that so many picture-book heroes and heroines have learned before: just be yourself and follow your own "marsupial star," whatever that felicitous phrase might mean. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Carswell Covenant by Steve Fisher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2016

"Some intriguing elements, but this sometimes-off-putting adventure lacks the zip a thriller needs."
In this debut thriller set in the early 2000s, an IT expert searches for a tomb explored by his Egyptologist grandfather and discovers startling revelations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Whether the federal courts will indeed hear their cases remains to be seen, though the authors do point to case law that may help such arguments along. As to damages for suicide bombings and bus-stop stabbings, well, that's another question."
When intifada and suicide bombings don't get the desired results, call an attorney. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARRY SUE by Sue Stauffacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2005

"Joint Jive Glossary' included. (Fiction. 8-12)"
With no communication from her incarcerated mother for six years, Harry Sue mistakenly believes that the only way to find her mother is to enter "the joint" herself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANNY AND SUE by Karen Stolz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Certainly not without its Saturday Evening Post charms, but this one lacks the complexity to bring it alive."
Twins grow up during the Depression in a nostalgic slice of St. Louis life, the second homespun tale from Stolz (World of Pies, 2000). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUE MACDONALD HAD A BOOK by Jim Tobin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

Set to the tune of "Old MacDonald," this tale of adventuresome vowels begins with a girl and her book. Read full book review >