Search Results: "Susan Forward"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1991

"A compassionate book that casts light into some of the darker recesses of the human heart and mind."
Whether you are an obsessive lover yourself or the target of one, there is insight and help to be found in this latest from mega-selling psychotherapist Forward and her usual co-author Buck (Toxic Parents, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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MOTHERS WHO CAN'T LOVE by Susan Forward
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A useful challenge to accepted wisdom about the normally taboo subject of mother love, with helpful tips on how to jump-start the healing process."
Therapist Forward (Toxic In-Laws: Loving Strategies for Protecting Your Marriage, 2001, etc.) explains how recognizing the reality of an abusive mother-daughter relationship is a necessary first step in dealing with psychological problems. Read full book review >

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DOUBLEBORN by Toby Forward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Nevertheless, with its gorgeous language and thoughtful themes, this is a book to be savored rather than devoured. (Fantasy. 10-16)"
Mirrors and magic collide in this third volume of a lyrical fantasy quartet. Read full book review >

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THE QUAYSIDE CAT by Toby Forward
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Gorgeous illustrations combine with the poetic language of the narrative to create a winsome journey. (Picture Book. 3-7)"
A wharf cat gets a taste of life at sea. Read full book review >

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WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY? by Toby Forward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2004

"Anxious first-timers, of both the youngster and grown-up variety, will find Forward's comforting tale vastly reassuring. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Forward offers a unique twist on a familiar theme: the first day of school. Read full book review >

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VILLAINS BY NECESSITY by Eve L. Forward
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1995

"A frothy and ingenious debut, with an agreeable, mildly humorous streak, though unsuspenseful and too long by half; should prove especially popular with the teenage fantasy-gamer crowd."
On a world unsubtly named Chiaroscuro, Good has finally extinguished Evil; those few unregenerate rascals who refuse to see the light have their attitudes permanently improved by Mizzamir, the Good Elf Wizard. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Well, would he? (Picture book. 4-8)"
A teasing similarity to Jon Scieszka's masterpiece, but without its enormous success. Read full book review >

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TRAVELING BACKWARD by Toby Forward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Illustrations unseen. (Fiction 8-12)"
Fanny's Grandpa is dying and her house is filled with the obnoxious relatives who expect to be remembered in his will. Read full book review >

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SATURN RUKH by Robert L. Forward
Released: March 1, 1997

"Thrilling speculations, sub-par dramatics: Once again, Forward's remarkable ideas run way ahead of his ability to express or dramatize them adequately."
Another sf venture from physicist-writer Forward (Camelot 30K, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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TIMEMASTER by Robert L. Forward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"Otherwise: hogwash."
Juvenile exercise in gee-whiz folderol from the physicist and author of Dragon's Egg and The Flight of the Dragonfly. Read full book review >

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CAMELOT 30K by Robert L. Forward
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Solid fare for Forward fans, then; slim pickings for those desirous of more orthodox novelistic virtues."
Hard-science yarn investigating intelligent creatures who inhabit a remote comet-planetoid whose surface temperature (per the title) is 30 degrees above absolute zero—from the author of Timemaster, Martian Rainbow, etc. In 2029, an impoverished and overpopulated Earth, hoping for high-powered help, mounts an expedition to contact the alien ``keracks''—a tiny, shrimplike, hive-minded race who've built cities all over their chilly world. Read full book review >

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MARTIAN RAINBOW by Robert L. Forward
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1991

"A sophomoric rehash of standard notions, with cartoon characters and strained plotting, though the accurate, informative Marsology helps."
Simple-minded, Heinlein-esque, medium-future interplanetary power-struggle from the author of Dragon's Egg and Starquake. Read full book review >