Search Results: "Susan Waggoner"


BOOK REVIEW

NEPTUNE'S TEARS by Susan Waggoner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"A miss. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
A star-crossed (literally) romance plays itself out in London in 2218. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Brings a fresh sense of fun to otherwise well-trod fairways."
A lighthearted, breezy look at two very different games of golf: the one that's played by the pros on PGA tours, and ``the Hacker's Game'' that's played by almost everyone else. Read full book review >

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SWEET DEATH by Bill Waggoner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"His story's packed with sex, violence, foul language with a Texas twang, and super-macho attitudes toward women, but Fowler comes through as a pretty decent guy—and his creator emerges as a solid new talent."
A striking plot and a robust first-person style mark this debut novel set in Nacogoches, Texas, hometown of narrator Dr. Fowler McFarland, an ex-FBI man and writer on prison reform who's now teaching at a local college—and who's also deeply involved in a rehabilitation program for capital offenders funded by billionaire K. Brad Turrow. Read full book review >

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THE LEMONADE BABYSITTER by Karen Waggoner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Insightful and entertaining. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The author of Dad Gummit and Ma Foot (1990) makes a stronger second showing with a story about a classic situation: getting used to a new sitter. Read full book review >

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PARTNERS by Karen Waggoner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1995

"Nonstereotypical characters and plausible problem-solving mark this light tale; Smith's b&w line drawings, as usual, capture each significant moment with deftly depicted facial expressions and body language. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Conflicting motives almost wreck a third grader's firm friendship with his brother in this easy-reading, easygoing family story. Read full book review >

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FASHIONING A FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I sat back and considered my words. They had to be enough to get me in. After all, I alluded to the loss of my mom without mentioning any of the désagréables details, and I talked about the constant moving without getting into the foster homes and the times we’ve lived in the car. I think it is best not ...
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A STUDY IN MUST-READ AUTHORS
by Bobbi Dumas

So you all are Sherry Thomas fans, right?

I sincerely hope so! She’s seriously one of the smartest writers out there, and for whatever reason, her novels hit all my romance buttons. 

Last fall she released A Study in Scarlet Women, an intriguing new take on the Sherlock Holmes canon. (It got a great review and was named one ...


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SUSAN SONTAG
by Michael Valinsky

In her new short story collection, Debriefing, Susan Sontag showcases her incredible skill at drawing readers in through jarring narrative gestures, confusing character arcs, and an unremittingly flirtatious tendency to poke fun at the possibilities of the imagination. “As a young writer Sontag wasn’t interested in the more conventional kind of fiction that was based in scene-making. She was after ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CLASS PETS by Susan Nees
by Susan Nees, illustrated by Susan Nees
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"An amusing and attractive early chapter book that will be popular with girls anxious to project reading competency to competing classmates. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Flamboyant, self-confident Missy is back for a second outing for transitioning readers. Read full book review >

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BRING ON THE BIRDS by Susan Stockdale
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Broader in geographical range and even simpler in design, this makes a natural follow-up to Lois Ehlert's Feathers for Lunch (1990) as a primary introduction to our avian cousins. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 2-4)"
Over rhyming captions that only occasionally exceed three or four words, Stockdale presents painted portraits of 21 wild birds. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 25, 2011

"This appealing work stands as both a portrait of two unconventional women and a celebration of the possibilities of arts patronage. (author/illustrator's note, bibliography, sources) (Biography. 10-14)"
An affectionate, lively examination of the reciprocal relationship between a great artist and two great art lovers. Read full book review >