Search Results: "Susan C. Shea"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KING'S JAR by Susan C. Shea
Released: May 1, 2013

"Like Murder in the Abstract (2010): wickedly funny about professional fundraising; very arch about chubbiness and romance; and labored in its attempts to make all the plot holes disappear."
A green-eyed detective, an overly protective, rich ex-husband and a dashing TV celebrity compete for smart-mouthed, foolhardy Dani O'Rourke's attention. Read full book review >

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LOVE & DEATH IN BURGUNDY by Susan C. Shea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Shea (The King's Jar, 2013, etc.) kicks off a new character-driven series with an amusing portrait of life in a tiny French town that turns out to be integral to solving what may or may not be a murder."
A woman desperate to fit into her community is given her chance by the death of a man with a past. Read full book review >

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DO YOU KNOW WHICH ONE WILL GROW? by Susan A. Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"8230;) clear a space on the shelves for this one, even though it may never be there for long. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shea's children's-book debut is a clever, rhymed test of kids' notions of living and nonliving things that's great for both lap and group sharing. Read full book review >

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FASHIONING A FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I sat back and considered my words. They had to be enough to get me in. After all, I alluded to the loss of my mom without mentioning any of the désagréables details, and I talked about the constant moving without getting into the foster homes and the times we’ve lived in the car. I think it is best not ...
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PATRICIA C. MCKISSACK
by Jessie Grearson

Have you ever wondered who wrote “Amazing Grace” or thought about the haunting story behind the hymn “I’ll Fly Away”? Ever skipped rope to “Hot Pepper” or counted “Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo”? Then Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn it Out!: Games, Songs & Stories from an African American Childhood is for you. Award-winning author Patricia ...


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A STUDY IN MUST-READ AUTHORS
by Bobbi Dumas

So you all are Sherry Thomas fans, right?

I sincerely hope so! She’s seriously one of the smartest writers out there, and for whatever reason, her novels hit all my romance buttons. 

Last fall she released A Study in Scarlet Women, an intriguing new take on the Sherlock Holmes canon. (It got a great review and was named one ...


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MY HEART IS BROKEN, BUT MY RESOLVE IS NOT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

Cover Story: Obscured Big Face
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 2 - Eleventy Billion
Talky Talk: Switcheroo
Bonus Factor:
 Untold Stories
Relationship Status: Actually, Could You Introduce Me to Your (Nonfiction) Friend?

Cover Story: Obscured Big Face

As stunning – and familiar – as this is ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SMALL BLACK BOXES by Susan C. Turner
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"An often painful yet forthright tale of loss and healing in a time of war."
The Pritchard family comes to terms with the death of a family member in Turner's (Rufus Steele 1940, 2010, etc.) latest emotionally charged tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 1997

"Especially interesting to those who have experienced psychotherapy or are considering it."
``I am a microsurgeon of the mind,'' announces the author, in this unusually engaging presentation of her theory about how psychotherapy alters the way the brain operates and thus how the mind works. Read full book review >

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PLAYTIME WITH MCKISSACK
by Julie Danielson

Award-winning author Patricia C. McKissack (born in middle Tennessee, I proudly add) has had a long and distinguished career in the field of children’s literature. Not one to rest on her laurels—I believe she will turn 73 this year—she’s bringing readers this month a superb new book, a volume that I’ve no doubt we’ll judge later as one of the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TIPPY LEMMEY by Patricia C. McKissack
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Best of breed. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The time is 1951, the place is small-town Tennessee, and the country is at war with Korea. Read full book review >

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THE TOTALLY SECRET SECRET by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Here's hoping that Ballet Cat and Sparkles return soon to help new readers learn about friendship. This series will not be a secret for long. (Early reader. 4-8)"
A pink cat and a polka-dot horse join together in a light story of secrets and friendship. Read full book review >