Search Results: "Ted Scofield"


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EAT WHAT YOU KILL by Ted Scofield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2014

"An intriguing idea that could have been better executed but instead ends up top-heavy with dull technical detail, static writing and a hard-to-swallow conclusion."
Scofield's debut novel, a financial thriller, introduces readers to a main character so difficult and full of malice that he makes Hannibal Lector seem like a kindly old uncle with quirky dietary habits. Read full book review >

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THE SHARK CURTAIN by Chris Scofield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"An ambitious, self-conscious muddle. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
In her debut novel, Scofield offers readers an insider's view of the unusual mind of Lily Asher.Read full book review >

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OCCASIONS OF SIN by Sandra Scofield
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A tender but clear-eyed tribute."
Growing up with a mother whose big dreams were thwarted by a teenage pregnancy, inadequate education, and ill health. Read full book review >

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BEYOND DESERVING by Sandra Scofield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Overall, a good read full of wise detail."
Scofield's second novel (after Gringa, 1989)—a family chronicle about twins (one good-as-gold, the other hard-to-handle), their wives, and their parents—is good at orchestrating the attractions and repulsions of intertwined lives over some 15 years. Read full book review >

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SWIM by Sandra Scofield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2017

"Short pieces by an author who wields unease like a tool; a lean volume full of hearty character details and mid-20s yearning."
Three connected stories about an ingénue who travels across continents and oceans in the 1960s. Read full book review >

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PLAIN SEEING by Sandra Scofield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

"Not Scofield's best. (Author tour)"
The seemingly inexhaustible potential for mothers to ruin daughter's lives—even if it's by dying young—is probed in a novel that tries to be warm, wise, and moving, but without much success. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN ALLIES by Sandra Scofield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Some beautifully carved pieces that never quite fit together to complete the puzzle."
The glue of female friendship—sticky in unexpected ways—is the focus of this fourth novel by Scofield (Walking Dunes, 1992, etc.), who has written with skill in the past about stark western settings and the even starker emotional lives of her youngish characters. Read full book review >

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OPAL ON DRY GROUND by Sandra Scofield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"A memorable family ballad, in tune with the times. (Author tour)"
Scofield's fifth novel, arguably her best since the award- winning Beyond Deserving (1991), has all the humor and plaintive charm of a good country-western song. Read full book review >

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I Love My Amazing Body by Jocelyn Scofield
Released: Nov. 14, 2015

"Made possible through a Kickstarter that funded 200% of the goal, this wonderfully illustrated book is a great way to get young readers talking—and thinking—about their bodies in a positive way."
Author Scofield and Illustrator Dors introduce Jackie, a friendly looking, kid-shaped girl who celebrates her body for its usefulness and sensation—without ever looking or feeling objectified—in this poetry collection about the parts of the body. Read full book review >

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CoCo & Dean by Emily Scofield
Released: April 30, 2015

"A call to action for kids to make positive differences in their neighborhoods."
Scofield introduces ideas of environmental sustainability to young readers in this accessible debut. Read full book review >

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WALKING DUNES by Sandra Scofield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Plenty potent, it could bring tears to your eyes."
Teenagers in small-town Texas in the late 1950's: it sounds like a retake on The Last Picture Show, but Scofield (Gringa, 1988; Beyond Deserving, 1991) manages to make this darkly compelling novel all her own. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU SEE ME? by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"An inviting exploration of a beautiful biome for budding nature lovers. (Early reader. 2-6)"
Sharp-eyed readers are invited to spot various animals in the Costa Rican rain forest. Read full book review >