Search Results: "Susannah Carson"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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OH SUSANNAH by Carole P. Roman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"A short but well-developed tale about facing anxiety and making friends."
A young girl confronts her fear of sleeping over at a friend's house in this second book in a series for early readers. Read full book review >

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RACHEL CARSON by Linda Lear
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Call this biography definitive. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sweeping, analytic, first-class biography of Rachel Carson from Lear (Environmental History/George Washington Univ.). 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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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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KIT CARSON by David Remley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2011

"With a biographical essay and index, this proves a solid, clear-eyed history lesson in the making of the Wild West."
A fair-minded, sympathetic reappraisal of the Kentucky-born mountain man who was more of a guide and trapper than killer of Indians. Read full book review >

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RACHEL CARSON by Ellen Levine
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"The contrast between the liveliness and elegance of Carson's words with Levine's respectful and honest reportage amplifies the reader's admiration for a woman who cared for her friends and family, yet dedicated her life to making the world a better place. (Biography. 10+)"
The combination of Rachel Carson's gift for writing with her passion for science and understanding the natural world catapulted her into prominence with the publication of Silent Spring, truly one of those books that changed the world. Read full book review >

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CARSON VALLEY by Bill Barich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 1997

"A quietly but genuinely remarkable debut."
First novel from the author of a story collection (Hard to Be Good, 1987) and of a nonfiction attempt to define the great state of California (Big Dreams, 1994). Read full book review >

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JOHNNY CARSON by Henry Bushkin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Carson partisans may find this memoir self-serving (what memoir isn't?), but most readers will be captivated by this high-definition, off-camera, extreme close-up view of the enigmatic entertainer."
The King of Late Night's lawyer, confidant, tennis partner and butt of his "Bombastic Bushkin" gags appraises their 18-year relationship. Read full book review >