Search Results: "Susannah Charleson"


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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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NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2010

"An inspiring collection of rescue tales ideal for dog lovers and armchair detectives."
The unique dynamic between man and "man's best friend" is passionately explored by a search-and-rescue dog handler. 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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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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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 >

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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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DARCY AND GRAN DON'T LIKE BABIES by Jane Cutler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"In a crowded field, with such treats as Henkes's Julius, Baby of the World available, an acceptable additional offering. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Like many newly upstaged children, Darcy isn't much interested in her baby sibling, for the familiar reasons: his smell, his attention-grabbing ways. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Ryan's illustrations are undistinguished but clear and serviceable- -except for one inexcusable nonverbal message: a particularly obnoxious caricature of a stereotypical librarian. An adequate concept book on a subject of interest. Nonfiction/Picture book. 6-10)"
An easily read survey of nonverbal communication: facial expressions (but not unconscious body language); familiar gestures like beckoning and more formal hand and arm signals; gestures common to Native Americans and people using American Sign; others that mean quite different things in different cultures (in Swaziland, a throat-cutting motion means ``I love you''); pictures, picture-writing, and nonverbal signage; signal flags, etc. The book is not carefully organized—Gross skips from one subject to another, then reverts to an earlier one—but it includes a fair amount of useful information. Read full book review >

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DIVAH by Susannah Appelbaum
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 15, 2016

"A miss. (Fantasy/horror. 12-18)"
A teenager at New York's Carlyle Hotel discovers her role in the ancient war between angels and demons. Read full book review >

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BONE IDLE by Susannah Stacey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 4, 1995

"Readable but far from riveting."
Widower Police Superintendent Robert Bone (The Late Lady, 1993, etc.) and new wife Grizel are weekending at Roke Castle, home of Grizel's longtime friend Jane, wife of saturnine Lord Benet Paisley Roke. Read full book review >

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THE PICTURE BOOK by Susannah Keating
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Hyperbole and emotional wrong notes further detract from the execution of a strong premise: a shaky debut."
An aspiring painter loses her mother and, while seeking out the father she has never known, falls in love and finds her feet as an artist. Read full book review >