Search Results: "Susanna Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

THE EARTHQUAKE BIRD by Susanna Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"Gripping and haunting—an unforgettable debut."
As she walks in the rain amid the skyscrapers of the Shinjuku district, expatriate translator Lucy Fly looks down into a puddle and sees a reflection of Teiji, as intense and independent as Lucy herself, a young man who works in a noodle shop by day and takes photographs by night. Read full book review >

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WATER LILY by Susanna Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2003

"Though her characters are compelling, Britisher Jones sets them adrift in a plot that just doesn't pack the wallop of her debut, The Earthquake Bird (2001)."
Japanese schoolteacher Runa Wada and English art-supplies dealer Ralph Turnpike couldn't be more different. Read full book review >

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A BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR JESUS by Susanna Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"This cheerful, easy-to-understand story offers a satisfying lesson for families who want to convey the Christian meaning of the Christmas holiday. (Picture book/religion. 2-6)"
Little Bunny celebrates with his animal friends at a Christmas party celebrating the birth of Jesus. 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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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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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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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 >