Search Results: "Susie Schick-Pierce"


BOOK REVIEW

TILLIE PIERCE by Tanya Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Tillie's words bring the sights, sounds and smells of a civilian and teenager experiencing war straight to today's readers in a way a retrospective account cannot. (source notes, suggestions for further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
An insightful perspective on one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War seen through the eyes of a 15-year-old girl. Read full book review >

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FINDING SUSIE by Sandra Day O’Connor
ANIMALS
Released: June 23, 2009

"Life on a cattle ranch in the Depression must have been adventurous, but this interpretation lacks much excitement or novelty. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The retired Supreme Court justice recounts her experiences with childhood pets in this overlong story that will not hold the interest of most children. Read full book review >

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WE PIERCE by Andrew Huebner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"A well-written, surprisingly straightforward account of a not-so-straightforward war."
Second outing from Huebner (American by Blood, 2000) is pitched as a fictionalized version of the author's relationship with his Gulf War veteran brother. Read full book review >

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MILDRED PIERCE by James M. Cain
Released: Sept. 22, 1941

"Sure sales and rentals."
The author of The Postman Always Rings Twice and Serenade turns from the shock technique of both of these to present an incisive, full length portrait of a woman in business, and her emotional dependency on her coldblooded, greedy, captious daughter — Veda. Read full book review >

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SUSIE BRIGHT'S SEXUAL STATE OF THE UNION by Susie Bright
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

Insight, rendered with soul and humor, on sex and sexual politics. Read full book review >

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WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE by Ed Gorman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"The governor of Iowa should give veteran Gorman the key to the state."
This prequel to The Day the Music Died (1999) kicks off with Ford dealer Dick Keys's unveiling of the ballyhooed 1957 Edsel, and his discovery of a woman's corpse in the trunk of one of his futuristic new cars, as dead as the Edsel soon will be. Read full book review >

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The Adventures With Andy & Susie by Donna Hall
Released: April 22, 2016

"An unevenly written but fantastically illustrated children's fantasy."
A cat and her boy explore life around their orchard home and get stuck in a terrific storm in this steampunkish debut adventure by veteran artist Hall. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 1995

"Compelling, nonetheless, and for readers who can stick with it, a more valuable guide to turning around a troubled life than yet another self-help staircase."
A curiously illuminating autobiography of a woman who moved from abused and abandoned toddler to Ph.D. teacher of English and credits it all to ``literacy.'' Literacy is in quotes here because as Hamilton (English/Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ., Indianapolis) uses the term, it refers not simply to the ability to read but to how knowledge gained through writing and reading, from fairy tales to bureaucratic records to Proust, can transform a life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Revelatory but regrettably dry work with repercussions for today."
In a thorough and important, if often tiresomely repetitive, study, Solinger (Women's Studies/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder) dissects the politics of female fertility in America from 1945-65, when the strikingly different treatments of middle-class white and poor black pregnant teenagers clearly reflected the demands of a racist, family-centered economy. Read full book review >