Search Results: "Susannah Cahalan"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013

"An inspiring and refreshingly optimistic reminder about the untapped possibilities that exist in the relationships between humans and dogs."
The compassionate account of the author's experiences with psychiatric service dogs. Read full book review >

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WITH CHATWIN by Susannah Clapp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 1997

"This tribute captures both sides with grace and charm—a must-read for all his fans."
Clapp, who was Bruce Chatwin's dedicated editor at the British publisher Jonathan Cape, offers a delightful remembrance of the celebrated travel writer and novelist, drawing on her own experiences and on those of his closest friends. Read full book review >

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THE LATE LADY by Susannah Stacey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1993

"A superior tale with numerous strong-minded, independent women—and further proof that Bone is not only as sensitive as Dalgleish but well deserving of a wider audience."
Trouble is again afoot in the Kentish countryside for introspective Superintendent Bone (A Knife at the Opera, etc.), who delivers a punk hitchhiker to Paleys, her home, and, over the backdrop of shrieking peacocks, finds matriarch Ysobel Marsh suffering heart spasms as househelper Anna falls to her death on top of her—a victim of a carelessly placed skateboard. Read full book review >