Search Results: "Susan VanHecke"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Students and teachers of music are the natural audience for this unique treatment. (introduction, endnote, quotation sources, bibliographies, websites, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This absorbing history examines the lives and work of eight innovators in the design and manufacture of musical instruments. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE FREEDOM TREE by Susan VanHecke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"A valuable addition to the expanding canon of books on slaves escaping to freedom. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
In 1861, three slaves escape from Confederate Virginia and find freedom. Read full book review >

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SEMPRE SUSAN by Sigrid Nunez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 2011

"Graceful, respectful and achingly honest."
Novelist Nunez (Salvation City, 2010, etc.) recalls her years with her longtime friend Susan Sontag (1933-2004). Read full book review >

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STALKING SUSAN by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2008

"Kramer's past as a TV producer lends authority to an entertaining story."
Two cold cases spark a hot story for flailing TV reporter Riley Spartz in this lively and fast-paced debut. Read full book review >

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SHARING SUSAN by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"A gripping but flawed story, then, to provoke vigorous discussion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Bunting explores what happens after two couples learn that their daughters were switched as babies in the hospital. Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Daniel Schreiber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Schreiber's intelligent reading of Sontag's works and his fair and balanced handling of the impassioned controversies she generated admirably serve both his subject and his readers."
A sensitive, cleareyed biography of an intellectual star, first published in Germany in 2007. Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Jonathan Cott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Another side of a significant 20th-century writer, preserved from the archives."
A humanizing interview with the late cultural icon, who was often perceived as a fiercely aggressive and polarizing intellect. Read full book review >

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AN APPLE PIE FOR DINNER by Susan VanHecke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

Granny Smith (get it?) decides to have an apple pie for dinner, but the one ingredient she lacks is—apples! Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Carl Rollyson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2000

"Although light on both literary and psychological substance, this biography, like Sontag herself, has plenty of charm."
An engagingly gossipy biography of the most glamorous intellectual celebrity of our time, assessing the impact of the writer's persona more thoroughly than her literary creations. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Humorous and light, with a hint of despair, the narrative depicts life continuing beyond conflict. (Memoir. YA)"
A memoir about starting a rock band in the middle of a war zone. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An inspiring and revelatory tale. (timeline, bibliography) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Through the voice of 10-year-old Bessie in 1896 in Berkeley, Calif., readers glimpse a moment in the very long fight for women's suffrage in the United States. Read full book review >