Search Results: "Susan Sherman"


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IF YOU ARE THERE by Susan Sherman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"Evocative yet oblique, this meandering tale creates an intriguing milieu while leaving its confrontation between science and spirituality unresolved."
The allegiances of a Polish servant are divided between Nobel Prize-winning physicist Marie Curie and well-known medium Eusapia Palladino. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Pulls readers into its rhythm as it chronicles the author's eventful life."
Poet and playwright Sherman's attempt to demystify the 1960s, based on the author's personal experiences. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE RUSSIAN by Susan Sherman
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Well-written and researched, but emotionally unengaging and probably not to the taste of those who like their historical fiction more reassuring."
Sherman's stark debut tracks a fortune-tossed couple whose quarter-century odyssey encapsulates the plight of Russia's Jews. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC MIRROR OF THE MERMAID QUEEN by Delia Sherman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Still, the imaginative rendering of a familiar city populated by fictional characters and magical beings may be enough to entice readers to overlook the inside jokes and broad characterizations. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Sequel to Changeling (2006), the plot of this overlong fantasy is simple: A young human girl who has been raised by a magic white rat and a Pooka must find and return a magical talisman in order to save her Central Park home from danger. Read full book review >

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THE FREEDOM MAZE by Delia Sherman
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"Multilayered, compassionate and thought-provoking, a timely read on the sesquicentennial of America's Civil War. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
It's 1960, but on the decayed Fairchild sugar plantation in rural Louisiana, vestiges of a grimmer past remain—the old cottage, overgrown garden maze, relations between white and black races. Read full book review >

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WINDLEAF by Josepha Sherman
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"If plot elements and language are a little old- fashioned and familiar, honor and romance are served, and the reader is—at least temporarily—diverted. (Fiction. 12+)"
A tale of love between mortal and fairy (actually, half- fairy); of a fierce and fickle fairy father; and of the trials and tribulations set before the mortal ere he's granted the hand of his fair lady. Read full book review >

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Girlhood in America by Suzanne Sherman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2015

"A useful sourcebook and an entertaining read."
This nonfiction collection offers more than 50 entertaining, informative memoir pieces about American girlhood from 1910 to 2010. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"The casual distaste that many of the British display for the Jews (and, to a lesser extent, the Arabs) will discomfit many, but this is a readable version of the battle for Israeli independence from a perspective that will be unfamiliar to most Americans."
Sherman (Island Refuge: Britain and Refugees from the Third Reich, not reviewed) is uniquely positioned to write on the British experience of Palestine: Born in Jerusalem under the mandate, he is a lawyer and historian. Read full book review >

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RESERVATION BLUES by Sherman Alexie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Blues as biting, sharp and timeless as any by Robert Johnson or Bessie Smith. (First printing of 40,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
With the same brilliant mix of dark humor, sorrow, and cultural awareness that distinguished The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993), Alexie's first novel tells the bittersweet story of an all-Indian blues and rock-and-roll band. Read full book review >

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ORPHANS OF THE NIGHT by Josepha Sherman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 1995

"A winner from beginning to end. (Fiction/short stories. 11-15)"
Sherman (Windleaf, 1993, etc.) promises ``no clichÇd vampires, no trite and toothless werewolves,'' and the 14 contributors to this collection, most well known to fantasy fans, deliver on that promise. Read full book review >

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DONALD TRUMP by Jill Sherman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A prefab profile that will be outdated long before it becomes available. (source notes, timeline, further reading, index) (Biography. 10-12)"
A quick scan of the recently elected chief executive's family, background, and campaign. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO THE FALLEN PARADISE  by Dayne Sherman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2004

"A very slick debut tale, colorful and taut, that takes us into a crazy world and, at the close, brings us out alive."
A young man's painful (and dangerous) attempt to return to the hometown he fled years before. Read full book review >