Search Results: "Susan Condie Lamb"


BOOK REVIEW

PRAIRIE PRIMER A TO Z by Caroline Stutson
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"It's extremely old-fashioned in sensibility and may not find an audience among the rough-and-ready preschool set. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Stutson's rhyming alphabet book works its way over the prairie landscape. Read full book review >

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MY GREAT-AUNT ARIZONA by Gloria Houston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 1992

"A nostalgic but appealing portrait of another generation. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Echoing Barbara Cooney's fictionalized picture-book biographies of strong, independent women whose stories both challenged and exemplified their times (Miss Rumphius, 1982; Hattie and the Wild Waves, 1990), Houston (her The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, 1988, was illustrated by Cooney) recounts the story of a great-aunt who spent her entire life in rural North Carolina. Read full book review >

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DOLL TROUBLE by Helen V. Griffith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Smooth, satisfying fantasy. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Having a favorite doll come to life—what a rich, delicious fantasy. Read full book review >

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LAMB by Bonnie Nadzam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A disturbing and elusive novel about manipulation and desperate friendship."
A journey novel that gets increasingly creepier the further west we go. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Interesting, original, not for every taste."
An audacious and irreverent novel about Jesus' childhood seen through the eyes of his best pal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STALKING SUSAN by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2008

"Kramer's past as a TV producer lends authority to an entertaining story."
Two cold cases spark a hot story for flailing TV reporter Riley Spartz in this lively and fast-paced debut. Read full book review >

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SHARING SUSAN by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"A gripping but flawed story, then, to provoke vigorous discussion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Bunting explores what happens after two couples learn that their daughters were switched as babies in the hospital. Read full book review >

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SEMPRE SUSAN by Sigrid Nunez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 2011

"Graceful, respectful and achingly honest."
Novelist Nunez (Salvation City, 2010, etc.) recalls her years with her longtime friend Susan Sontag (1933-2004). Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Daniel Schreiber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Schreiber's intelligent reading of Sontag's works and his fair and balanced handling of the impassioned controversies she generated admirably serve both his subject and his readers."
A sensitive, cleareyed biography of an intellectual star, first published in Germany in 2007. Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Jonathan Cott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Another side of a significant 20th-century writer, preserved from the archives."
A humanizing interview with the late cultural icon, who was often perceived as a fiercely aggressive and polarizing intellect. Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Carl Rollyson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2000

"Although light on both literary and psychological substance, this biography, like Sontag herself, has plenty of charm."
An engagingly gossipy biography of the most glamorous intellectual celebrity of our time, assessing the impact of the writer's persona more thoroughly than her literary creations. Read full book review >

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SACRIFICIAL LAMB  by Karin Hofland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 2009

"Though some leads are dropped without much investigation, it's easy to get lost in Hofland's debut, which offers a knowing portrait of Hollywood colliding with a small town."
A television producer gets caught up investigating a real-life pitch she's determined to see through to the end. Read full book review >