Search Results: "Susanna Lockhart"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KEY TO SUSANNA by Hilary Norman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 1996

"A page-turner—and a preposterous jaw-dropper."
A skillful Danielle Steel clone, filled with tragedy, crabmeat omelets, and momentous nights at the London Ritz. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A sweet if ephemeral treat. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two favorite Christmas stories are joined together in an unusually thick volume with sturdy, coated paper and a reinforced binding. Read full book review >

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A JEWISH MOTHER FROM BERLIN and SUSANNA by Gertrud Kolmar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Still, their undeniable fascination and power are, sadly, no more then documentary."
A Jewish Mother From Berlin and Susanna ($22.00; May 1997; 225 pp.; 0-8419-1345-5): A short novel and a long story written, respectively, in 1931 and 1940 by a highly praised German Jewish poet who died at Auschwitz in 1943, first published only in 1978. ``A Jewish Mother from Berlin'' describes in harrowing and sometimes operatic detail the despairing madness that overtakes a grieving widow who searches throughout 1920s Berlin for the rapist who had attacked her four-year-old daughter. ``Susanna,'' set in approximately the same period, traces the rapid personality dissolution of an orphaned girl who can't be dissuaded from sacrificing her life to an imagined grand passion. Read full book review >

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GENUINE FRAUD by E. Lockhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"This thriller from the author of We Were Liars (2014) will challenge preconceptions about identity and keep readers guessing. (Suspense. 12-adult)"
Can Jule recognize her own true self within the tangled story of the past year? Read full book review >

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FIFTH BORN by Zelda Lockhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"An impressively mature piece of work."
In a poetic debut, a little girl is seemingly the only witness to her large family's truly disturbed behavior. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 26, 2009

"Refreshingly honest. (Fiction. YA)"
Shunned by her friends and ignored by her ex, Ruby Oliver experiences a rough junior year as she deals with fallout from her previous adventure in The Boyfriend List (2005), when she kissed her best friend's boyfriend—a definite infraction of The Boy Book's rules. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: March 25, 2008

"A funny feminist manifesto that will delight the anti-Gossip Girl gang. (Fiction. YA)"
This cerebral and offbeat comedy of manners will appeal to fans of John Green's An Abundance of Katherines (2006). Read full book review >

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REQUIEM FOR A SUMMER COTTAGE by Barbara Lockhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2002

"An engaging and genuinely moving tale of family grief that acquires a marvelous focus—as well as a poignant metaphor—in its setting."
The domestic travails of a city family that buys a house on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay and settles down to its first taste of rural life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REAL LIVE BOYFRIENDS by E. Lockhart
FICTION
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"Like, really recommended. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The chronicle of the irrepressible Ruby Oliver continues in this fourth installment of her coming-of-age struggles. Read full book review >

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WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Riveting, brutal and beautifully told. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A devastating tale of greed and secrets springs from the summer that tore Cady's life apart. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"Nonetheless, as the author ably demonstrates, the actual story is 'about ordinary people who, when put to the test, did extraordinary things.'"
Lockhart (History/Wright State Univ.; The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army, 2008, etc.) suggests that conventional Fourth of July hyperbole about the Battle of Bunker Hill "confuses history with heritage, conflates fantasy and patriotic sentiment." Read full book review >

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THE TREASURE MAP OF BOYS by E. Lockhart
Released: July 28, 2009

"As Ruby would say: complete and utter deliciousness. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Ruby Oliver, the neurotic, lovable, and painfully believable heroine of two previous volumes (The Boyfriend List, 2005, and The Boy Book, 2006), returns. Read full book review >