Search Results: "Susanna Clarke"


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THE LADIES OF GRACE ADIEU by Susanna Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"Irresistible storytelling, from a splendidly gifted enchantress."
Materials from British folklore are reworked with beguiling narrative energy and mischievous wit in this first collection from the English author of the wonderful adult fantasy Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell (2004). Read full book review >

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JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL by Susanna Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2004

"An instant classic, one of the finest fantasies ever written."
Rival magicians square off to display and match their powers in an extravagant historical fantasy being published simultaneously in several countries, to be marketed as Harry Potter for adults. Read full book review >

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THE AGE OF THE HORSE by Susanna Forrest
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"The prose sometimes plods like a Clydesdale, but overall, the narrative is quite good, making a worthy addition to the equestrian library."
An encyclopedic account of horses and those who love them, put them to work, and eat them. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOWY HORSES by Susanna Kearsley
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Despite a rather abrupt resolution to the central mystery, Kearsley's tale is lush with romantic and ghostly threads."
Why is the ghost of a 2nd-century Roman sentinel guarding an archaeological site? And why is he following Verity Grey? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 19, 1999

"Anyone interested in music history or in women's history will find a compelling story well told here. (index, not seen, b&w reproductions and photos, chronology, source notes) (Biography. 10-16)"
Extremely well-researched and presented, this sumptuous book presents the extraordinary career of Schumann, who was more celebrated during her lifetime than her composer husband, Robert, was. Read full book review >

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THE TARNISHED CHALICE by Susanna Gregory
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Beneath the verbiage lurks a rather mundane mystery. For dedicated medievalists only."
Gregory's 12th reveals skullduggery in Lincoln, a once-powerful city in crisis in 1356. Read full book review >

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A DEATH ALONG THE RIVER FLEET by Susanna Calkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2016

"An enjoyably complex mystery with a clever heroine neatly interweaves detailed historical background with fascinating characters."
London after the Great Fire is rife with filth, superstition, and murder. Read full book review >

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NUCLEAR FAMILY by Susanna Fogel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"Bahahahaha."
The life of Julie Feller as seen through three decades of letters and emails from her family. Read full book review >

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RILEY AND ROSE IN THE PICTURE by Susanna Gretz
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"Follow up with Mark Gonyea's A Book About Design (p. 588) to inspire budding artists. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's raining cats and dogs. Read full book review >

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FROG, DUCK, AND RABBIT by Susanna Gretz
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1992

"Both are unusually well crafted and entertaining. (Picture book. 3-7)"
One of two new books about the endearing characters introduced in Duck Takes Off (1991). Read full book review >

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PENELOPE BAILEY TAKES THE STAGE by Susanna Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Would close out of town. (author's note, sources) (Fiction. 9-12)"
In 1889, 11-years-old Penny Bailey of Berkeley, Calif. is determined to become an actress. Read full book review >