Search Results: "Susannah Sheffer"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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: 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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A methodical study of one model experiment through which the entire mindset of the Iron Curtain can be viewed."
An accessible, intriguing academic study tracking the building of the "wall in the head" between East and West Germany long before the actual construction in1961. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >