Search Results: "Susan Swain"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"An appealing tasting menu for the banquet that is Lincoln."
Essays crafted from C-SPAN interviews of 55 writers on Lincoln. Read full book review >

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FIRST LADIES by Susan Swain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015

"Though presented in a stilted fashion, all the portraits are rendered with sympathy and detail."
Selections from the popular yearlong C-SPAN series exploring the lives of the first ladies, each offering conversational, somewhat truncated viewpoints by various historians. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2010

"A unique historical snapshot of most interest to those just learning about the nation's highest court."
The sitting Justices and various experts discuss the Supreme Court and its work. Read full book review >

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HOPE AND TEARS by Gwenyth Swain
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A poem in the voice of a National Park Service worker today says it best: 'The sense that, / after all these years, / spirits live here, / along with all their hopes and tears.' (source notes, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Readers are invited to recite the thoughts, fears and dreams of all those who came to Ellis Island as immigrants, workers and visitors. Read full book review >

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CHIG AND THE SECOND SPREAD by Gwenyth Swain
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2003

"Endearing—and not one bit cloying—faultlessly paced, and rich in colloquialisms real or invented, Chig is a textured, sympathetic look at rural life during the Depression and at a champion of a girl. (author note) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Tiny Chig ("That girl ain't any bigger than a little red chigger") Read full book review >

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THE LAKE DREAMS THE SKY by Swain Wolfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"The story soars off into an astonishing climax, nicely mingling the mundane and marvelous and once again demonstrating Wolfe's stirring, original power as a storyteller."
Rock-ribbed Montana love story. Read full book review >

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HUNGRY by H.A. Swain
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 3, 2014

"Emotionally satisfying dystopia with a generous helping of forno. (Dystopian romance. 14-17)"
An alluring adventure in a future without food. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT RAMBLER by James Swain
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Even so, Jack's likely to be a hit with readers who fantasize about noble roughnecks, and a sequel, maybe even a series, seems assured."
The creator of casino expert Tony Valentine (Mr. Lucky, 2005, etc.) produces a suspense crossover with plenty of good news and bad for both private eye Jack Carpenter and his readers. Read full book review >

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SHADOW PEOPLE by James Swain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2013

"A fine read for lovers of escapist fiction."
Swain's latest thriller featuring magician and psychic Peter Warlock. Read full book review >

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MR. LUCKY by James Swain
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"A wall-to-wall adrenaline rush as potent as a gambler's high. Tony's fifth is his biggest and just possibly his best."
Gambling expert Tony Valentine tackles the case of the small-town bettor who just can't lose. Read full book review >

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FUNNY MONEY by James Swain
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Despite an improbably high villain count, even for Atlantic City: solid, spirited second case from an author who dishes out professional anecdotes as generously as Edna Buchanan."
Most of the mechanics who try to cheat the house take a powder the minute clouds of suspicion rise. Read full book review >

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SMILING by Gwenyth Swain
Released: April 13, 1999

"An index provides further information on the locations and settings of the photographs. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The latest addition to the Small World series, which shows children around the world engaged in similar activities, focuses on the very human act of smiling. Read full book review >