Search Results: "Susan H. Gillespie"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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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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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DOLLAR DAZE by Karin Gillespie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Sweet and amusing tale of romance and lust for the older crowd."
The love bug has bitten the Bottom Dollar Girls. Read full book review >

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BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR by Karin Gillespie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"A winner of a first novel, filled with southern-style zingers and funny folks."

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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 >

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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 >