Search Results: "Susanna Moore"


BOOK REVIEW

IN THE CUT by Susanna Moore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 1995

"That's what a warning label might tell you. (First printing of 100,000; author tour)"
Moore's latest ought to come with a warning label for unwary fans of Sleeping Beauties (1993) and her earlier works. Read full book review >

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THE BIG GIRLS by Susanna Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2007

"Compelling, although nothing quite jells into clarity."
It's difficult to separate the problems of the prisoners from those of their keepers in this unrelentingly dark multilayered prison drama from Moore (One Last Look, 2003, etc.), told from the point of view of three women and one man. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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ONE LAST LOOK by Susanna Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2003

"When describing her life in India as an 'endless disorderly feast,' Eleanor might well be describing One Last Look: rich, lush, scattered, repetitive, and wonderfully satisfying."
Moore's (In the Cut, 1995, etc.) fictionalized journal, based on actual published diaries, of life among the Raj in the 1830s and '40s depicts the convoluted relationship of the British to their Indian subjects. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF OBJECTS by Susanna Moore
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Moore's subject is rectitude. Even when the subject matter is graphically horrendous, the narration remains as reserved and understated as the Metzenburgs, who prefer not to reveal how deeply they feel, how willingly they sacrifice, how daringly they risk."
Moore (The Big Girls, 2007, etc.) focuses a narrow flashlight on World War II, specifically the daily struggles of an aristocratic couple that remains in Germany despite abhorring the Third Reich. 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 >

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STAND UP AND SING! by Susanna Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"While not a comprehensive treatment of Seeger's life, this is an excellent introduction; read and sing along—loudly. (author's note, quotation sources, selected sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
In the world of American folk music, Pete Seeger stood tall and proud in his unflinching, lifelong commitment to human rights and dignity. Read full book review >

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RISPONDIMI by Susanna Tamaro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Holy abstractions brightened by dollops of sex and violence."
Three novellas set in the author's native Italy and connected by spiritual/religious themes of good and evil, love and redemption. 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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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 >