Search Results: "Susanna Moores"


BOOK REVIEW

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

DREAM PALACE by Amanda Moores
Released: Sept. 16, 1994

"A formulaic issues novel that's both a weak story and a weak treatment of the problems of battery and abuse it tries to address."
A frustrating first novel about blinding love, abuse, and self-deception. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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SIGHTS by Susanna Vance
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Although based on a worthwhile premise, Sights misses its mark. (Fiction. 9-14)"
An odd, awkward first novel that tries so hard that it loses its way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Awkward exposition and relentless recapitulation burden this sprawling potboiler, though the scholars' well-drawn friendships and feuds provide some welcome relief."
Young Matthew Bartholomew, Master of Medicine and Senior Physician (A Plague on Both Your Houses, 1998), assumes the new post of Corpse Examiner in time for a bumper crop in 1355 Cambridge. Read full book review >

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THE BUTCHER OF SMITHFIELD by Susanna Gregory
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Chaloner's third, a mine of historical information, poses a staggeringly complicated mystery for its charming hero (Blood on the Strand, 2007, etc.)."
Cucumbers are apparently the latest of many dangers to life and limb in Restoration London. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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A PLAGUE ON BOTH YOUR HOUSES by Susanna Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"First-rate for the history, but there are so many plot lines, and so much tedious talk about them, that interesting characters eventually lose their vitality, and the 14th looms like a century and a half."
It's Cambridge, England, in 1348. Read full book review >