Search Results: "Susan Wojciechowski"


BOOK REVIEW

PROMISES TO KEEP by Susan Wojciechowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Humorous but slight. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Patty, first met in And the Other, Gold (1987), is tired of being ordinary—especially after being dumped by boyfriend Tim, who's now enjoying parties given by rich newcomer Penni. Read full book review >

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THE BEST HALLOWEEN OF ALL by Susan Wojciechowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Meddaugh's bright, cartoony art nicely extends the action and humor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From his first year, Ben's parents assiduously provide him with homemade Halloween costumes—clever, but usually casting him as sidekick to older brother Michael (rabbit to his magician or angel to his devil) and not always comfortable—the wooden cheese wedge (Michael is a mouse) is too heavy and the robot (paired with its scientist creator) too hot inside. 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 >

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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A FINE ST. PATRICK’S DAY by Susan Wojciechowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2004

"A thought- and discussion-provoking tale that shouldn't be relegated to the 'holiday' shelves. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Though the author makes a bit of a leap at the end, this original tale, celebrating the benefits of generosity over ambition, makes worthwhile reading. Read full book review >

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BEANY (NOT BEANHEAD) AND THE MAGIC CRYSTAL by Susan Wojciechowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1997

"Natti's black- and-white illustrations are right on target; readers will use their own magic crystals to wish Beany back again. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Beany—Bernice Lorraine Sherwin-Hendricks, the heroine from Don't Call Me Beanhead (1994)—is back. Read full book review >

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BEANY AND THE DREADED WEDDING by Susan Wojciechowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Fans and newcomers alike will be rooting for Wojciechowski's intrepid heroine as she tackles her anxieties with grit and fortitude. (Fiction. 7-9)"
This latest Beany adventure (Beany [Not Beanhead] and the Magic Crystal, 1997, etc.) has all the ingredients that made Wojciechowski's previous tales such rousing successes. 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 >

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 >

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DON'T CALL ME BEANHEAD! by Susan Wojciechowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"An amusing and enjoyable story told with great authenticity by Wojciechowski (The Best Halloween of All, 1992, etc.). (Fiction. 5- 9)"
The trials and tribulations of Bernice Sherwin-Hendricks, a.k.a. Read full book review >