Search Results: "Susan Verde"


BOOK REVIEW

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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MY KICKS by Susan Verde
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Well-intentioned but ultimately lacking in kid appeal. (Picture book. 5-7)"
They're shredded, stained, and stinky. A New York City kid's favorite sneakers, or "kicks," have lived an action-packed life. 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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >