Search Results: "Susanna Fox"


BOOK REVIEW

A TOMCAT'S TALE by Hanna Johansen
by Hanna Johansen, translated by Susanna Fox, illustrated by Käthi Bhend
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"Cat-lovers' heaven; a perfect family readaloud. (Fiction. 6+)"
From the point of view of a cat who'd be pampered if he allowed it, an incisive look at what being a cat is like: communicating with obtuse humans; establishing territory; contriving to get out, and in; philosophically hunkering down in a new neighborhood while temporarily lost; catching mice; getting hauled off to the vet (once, after the AWOL incident, for the purpose of being neutered); making a tentative friendship with another cat. 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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE by Susanna Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 1996

"Wait till next century."
Someone who evidently doesn't think the Black Death is doing a thorough enough job mowing down the population is winnowing the whores and scholars of 1350 Cambridge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROSE GARDEN by Susanna Kearsley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A sympathetic woman becomes the heroine of her own fate, both past and present, in this winning romance."
More than the heirloom roses defy time in this romance set on the magical Cornish coast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO IMPRESS A MARQUESS  by Susanna Ives
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A charming romance about the ways in which words can divide lovers—and unite them."
When a writer falls in love with her villain, even her Muse is powerless. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIGHT YEARS by Susanna Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"Well written and passionate, though frequently frustrating."
A literary journey through memory to childhood in 1950s Hawaii. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEA CREATURES by Susanna Daniel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2013

"Ebbs and flows."
Daniel's (Stiltsville, 2011) novel, about a woman coping with her broken family and her husband's and son's illnesses, contains an undercurrent that surges in parts but can't quite manage to maintain its grip on the reader. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING BEAUTIES by Susanna Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Moore locates it permanently for us- -just midway between fever dream and fairy tale. (First printing of 35,000)"
Once upon a time, a young girl, fleeing her wicked stepmother, runs away to live with her mysterious aunt and her blind grandmother and grows up to marry a handsome movie star. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Enough subplots to fill several tapestries provide alternately tedious and entertaining glimpses of the side effects of far-from-sterile medieval personal hygiene, as well as more perennial problems like thwarted ambition and love."
Forget 21st-century collegiate football rivalries. The 14th century offers conflicts between Cambridge University and its older rival, Oxford, violent tensions between town and gown in both cities and a bizarre series of murders, all without benefit of televised sports. Read full book review >