Search Results: "Susan H. Gillespie"


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FISSION by Helga Königsdorf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

A graceful 1986 meditation on ethnic identity, the mixed blessings of scientific discovery, and the nature of disability, written by a former East German novelist and teacher of mathematics and science. Read full book review >

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LIVING IN THE THEATER OF THE ABSURD by Susan H.  McIntyre
Released: Aug. 9, 2012

"An unflinching look at one woman's life with multiple chronic illnesses."
A personal story of chronic illness combined with life advice. Read full book review >

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I AM PEACE by Susan Verde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A gentle, helpful tool for cultivating kid mindfulness. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-9)"
Yoga instructor Verde and illustrator Reynolds reunite (I Am Yoga, 2015) in this introduction to mindfulness featuring a worried child who focuses on the moment. Read full book review >

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I AM YOGA by Susan Verde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Empowering affirmations and playful illustrations will inspire both children and adults to slow down and strike a pose. (Picture book. 3-9)"
A young girl overwhelmed by her hectic world calms herself by practicing yoga. Read full book review >

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UNACCOMPANIED MINOR by Hollis Gillespie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 18, 2014

"A high-sky winner all the way from coast to coast. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A laugh-out-loud thriller about family court, money laundering and skyjacking. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2004

"A heartfelt slice of time, twining Gillespie and his father's love for each other with their love for the game of golf."
Canadian author Gillespie makes his US debut with a pleasing, personalized tour of one of golf's woolly precincts, the links in the Scottish town of Gullane. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHT BEARER by Donna Gillespie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Earnest ambitions, but essentially a protracted, middling love story."
Set in the Roman Empire, a debut novel that rivals the ancient epics—at least for length. Read full book review >

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LADY OF THE LIGHT by Donna Gillespie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Gillespie provides yet another invincible female heroine in Auriane's daughter Avenahar—look for her apotheosis in the next installment."
The sequel to Gillespie's elaborate Roman epic featuring proud warrior Auriane (The Light Bearer, 1994) finds the now middle-aged woman on the verge of retirement while comfortably ensconced in her lover Marcus Julianus's estate with two daughters. Read full book review >

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THE WATER PRINCESS by Susan Verde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Though told by two outsiders to the culture, this timely and well-crafted story will educate readers on the preciousness of potable water. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An international story tackles a serious global issue with Reynolds' characteristic visual whimsy. Read full book review >

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YOU AND ME by Susan Verde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Perfect as a gift book exchanged between kindred spirits, this could also spark interesting conversations about the role of chance in our lives. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A chance meeting that leads to a lasting friendship is lauded in rhyming text and jaunty illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE MUSEUM by Susan Verde
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Despite the missteps provoked by Verde's verse, this 'twirly-whirly' homage to a museum is, on balance, a sweet-natured and handsome celebration. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Verde and Reynolds deliver a simple premise with a charming payoff. Read full book review >