Search Results: "Susannah Cahalan"


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BRAIN ON FIRE by Susannah Cahalan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A valiant attempt to recount a mostly forgotten experience, though the many questions that remain may prove frustrating to some readers."
A young journalist's descent into her own baffling medical mystery. Read full book review >

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SUSANNAH by Janet Hickman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A worthy successor to Hickman's Jericho (1994), this is a thoughtful look at a piece of religious history and is a good choice for readers interested in the Shakers. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Hickman explores the question of how deeply personal beliefs should be subordinated in the name of fitting into a religious community, in a tightly woven coming-of-age story based on an 1910 incident involving a group of Shakers near Lebanon, Ohio. Read full book review >

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COUSIN SUSANNAH by Hazel Hucker
Released: Feb. 14, 1996

An irrepressible heroine elevates a predictable storyline in this British novelist's American debut. Read full book review >

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OH SUSANNAH by Carole P. Roman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2017

"An engaging tale for beginning readers about contending with the stress of everyday life from a child's perspective."
A young girl deals with the pressures of school and family. Read full book review >

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SUSANNAH MORROW by Megan Chance
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2002

"Melodrama on the loose: neither entertaining nor persuasive."
An overwrought debut revisits the Salem Witch trials. Read full book review >

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I AM SUSANNAH by Libby Gleeson
Released: April 15, 1989

From a talented Australian author, a sensitive study of a girl in her early teens taking the first steps toward realizing her individuality. Read full book review >

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SUSANNAH AND THE PURPLE MONGOOSE MYSTERY by Patricia Elmore
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1992

"The jacket painting shows Susannah as African-American; other illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Third in a series of mysteries solved by a multiethnic trio of sixth-grade detectives in Oakland, California. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN THE TIDES by Susannah Marren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2015

"To follow the theme, there's a depth of feeling here but the writing is adrift."
A cautionary tale of suburban life by debut author Marren. Read full book review >

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LIVING WITH SHAKESPEARE by Susannah Carson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 9, 2013

"Bardolaters, thespians, logophiles and followers of the muses Thalia and Melpomene—all will find light and warmth, comfort and companionship in these glowing pages."
An eclectic collection of pieces from an eclectic collection of writers about reading, directing, performing and adoring the Bard of Avon. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 15, 2013

"A searing account of rights and laws, crime and punishment."
An advocate for the rights of families of murder victims finds common ground with lawyers working to reverse death sentences. Read full book review >

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GRAVE RESPONSIBILITY by Susannah Stacey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 25, 1991

"Overall, then, a lesser, most eccentric effort."
The warmly appealing Superintendent Bone (Body of Opinion, etc.) takes a back seat here as the focus is on the bizarre and loathsome Clare family, dying off in bizarre and loathsome fashion: Finicky-clean Lionel Clare emerges from the carwash with his throat slit, while the mother he was estranged from, the morosely mad Miranda, and her twin brother Kay are left hand in hand in a gross parody of tenderness in their manor's oddly furnished (life-size mannequins abound) bedroom. Read full book review >