Search Results: "Susan Varley"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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LOVELY OLD LION by Julia Jarman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A supportive, honest, and needed explanation of Alzheimer's-type illnesses. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What happens when Grandpa can't remember? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPTAIN SMALL PIG by Martin Waddell
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"This is an affectionate nod to friendship between ages (and types). (Picture book. 4-7)"
Old Goat (comfortably amiable), Turkey (a bit of a gloomy Gus) and Small Pig (enthusiasm incarnate) find a red boat and go rowing on Blue Lake. Read full book review >

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TWO SHY PANDAS by Julia Jarman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Sweet tonic for skittish young listeners. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When little ones are very timid, it can take some time to form a friendship. Read full book review >

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WHY IS THE SKY BLUE? by Sally Grindley
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1997

"A wry and gentle book of friendship and discovery. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Old and young meet for an exchange of life's lessons in this latest offering from Grindley (The Big Crocodile Book, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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THE BOY WHO THOUGHT HE WAS A TEDDY BEAR by Jeanne Willis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Varley's pen-and-wash art has teddy's essential qualities: homey, disheveled, and warm. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The fairies are responsible, so this story of a boy who thought he was a teddy bear qualifies as a fairy tale—and a very charming one indeed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOLLOPY by Joyce Dunbar
by Joyce Dunbar, illustrated by Susan Varley
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1992

"Varley's pen-and- watercolor illustrations are a gentle and expressive match for the graceful, economical text. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An appealing story with a plot that's sort of a cross between The Velveteen Rabbit and Blueberries for Sal: Since she's not supposed to go into the woods alone, Sophie takes her toy bunny (Lollopy) with her, but forgets him while she's picking bluebells. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >