Search Results: "Susanna Pitzer"


BOOK REVIEW

NOT AFRAID OF DOGS by Susanna Pitzer
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"Day's illustrations in pen and ink with watercolor wash convey Daniel's feelings and create a winning personality for the little dog, appropriately named Bandit. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This exploration of a child's fear of dogs focuses on the main character, Daniel, a boy of four or five whose whistle-in-the-dark mantra is, "I'm the bravest boy of all." Read full book review >

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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 >

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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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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 >

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SHE MATTERS by Susanna Sonnenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"With heart-rending precision, Sonnenberg offers an eloquent narrative that not only exposes but embraces the fraught nature of women's relationships with each other."
The intimate, often unsparing reflections of a woman writer on a lifetime of friendships with other women. 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 >

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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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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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GIRL, INTERRUPTED by Susanna Kaysen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1993

"For Kaysen, writing well has been the best revenge."
When Kaysen was 18, in 1967, she was admitted to McLean Psychiatric Hospital outside Boston, where she would spend the next 18 months. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL by Susanna Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2004

"An instant classic, one of the finest fantasies ever written."
Rival magicians square off to display and match their powers in an extravagant historical fantasy being published simultaneously in several countries, to be marketed as Harry Potter for adults. Read full book review >