Search Results: "Sybil Lockhart"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"A poignantly searing fusion of heartbreak and hope."
Candid, compassionate memoir of dealing simultaneously with a newborn and a mother with Alzheimer's. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A nuanced, not-entirely-unsympathetic account of the women who perpetrated a sensational literary fraud."
Nathan (Pornography, 2007, etc.) claims that the subject of the 1973 international bestseller, Sybil by Flora Schreiber, and the blockbuster film that followed, was a deliberate fabrication that not only fooled a mass popular audience but shaped the practice of psychiatry, opening the door to mass hysteria and misdiagnosis. Read full book review >

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THE DEATHS OF SYBIL BOLTON by Jr. McAuliffe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"His attribution of his alcoholism to his Indianness, for instance, comes perilously close to racism. (Author tour)"
McAuliffe, an editor for the Washington Post, offers an informative, often poignant story of a suppressed chapter of American history—a kind of Native American Roots. Read full book review >

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THE SYBIL IN HER GRAVE by Sarah Caudwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 2000

"Despite a superb barrage of letters from Aunt Reg to Julia, a hilarious send-up of refurbishing pitfalls, and a clever use of mothballs, there are too many coincidences and jaunts to the pub en route to a most unlikely confession. An imperfect wrap-up to an all-too-short career."
Caudwell, who died this past January, managed in just three books (The Sirens Sang of Murder, 1989, etc.) to achieve cult status for her gleefully barbed wit and erudition. Nobody, however, raved about her plotting, and her long-awaited fourth mixes her best and worst. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 26, 2009

"Refreshingly honest. (Fiction. YA)"
Shunned by her friends and ignored by her ex, Ruby Oliver experiences a rough junior year as she deals with fallout from her previous adventure in The Boyfriend List (2005), when she kissed her best friend's boyfriend—a definite infraction of The Boy Book's rules. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: March 25, 2008

"A funny feminist manifesto that will delight the anti-Gossip Girl gang. (Fiction. YA)"
This cerebral and offbeat comedy of manners will appeal to fans of John Green's An Abundance of Katherines (2006). Read full book review >

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REQUIEM FOR A SUMMER COTTAGE by Barbara Lockhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2002

"An engaging and genuinely moving tale of family grief that acquires a marvelous focus—as well as a poignant metaphor—in its setting."
The domestic travails of a city family that buys a house on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay and settles down to its first taste of rural life. Read full book review >

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GENUINE FRAUD by E. Lockhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"This thriller from the author of We Were Liars (2014) will challenge preconceptions about identity and keep readers guessing. (Suspense. 12-adult)"
Can Jule recognize her own true self within the tangled story of the past year? Read full book review >

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FIFTH BORN by Zelda Lockhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"An impressively mature piece of work."
In a poetic debut, a little girl is seemingly the only witness to her large family's truly disturbed behavior. Read full book review >

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THE BINDING OATH by Sybil Downing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Stilted language and a tendency to treat the most sensational plot developments with the brio usually reserved for section headings in doctoral dissertations: a ho-hum debut."
Downing, the co-founder of Women Writing the West and co-author of Crown of Life: The Story of Mary Roberts Rinehart (1992), tries her hand at fiction with iffy results. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR THUNDER by Sybil Raney
Released: May 5, 2009

"A sassy, sexy Southwestern romance."
A fun, sexy novel about middle-aged romance, second chances and the wide open spaces of big-hearted Texas. Read full book review >

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REAL LIVE BOYFRIENDS by E. Lockhart
FICTION
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"Like, really recommended. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The chronicle of the irrepressible Ruby Oliver continues in this fourth installment of her coming-of-age struggles. Read full book review >