Search Results: "Tess Sharpe"


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FAR FROM YOU by Tess Sharpe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"An absorbing story full of depth and emotion. (Mystery. 14-18)"
This beautifully realized debut delves into the emotions of a girl recovering from drug addiction and grief, all wrapped up in a solid mystery. Read full book review >

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MR MOON WAKES UP by Jemima Sharpe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Warm and uplifting, Sharpe's inspiring debut proves a heartfelt addition to the bedtime shelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An imaginative nighttime romp for pre-readers. Read full book review >

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CINNAMON MOON by Tess Hilmo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A good mix of history and mystery enlivened with interesting, likable characters. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
The Peshtigo Fire is the deadliest in recorded history, completely destroying the Wisconsin town and claiming as many as 2,500 lives, but it is largely forgotten because it happened on the same day as the Great Chicago Fire: Oct. 8, 1871. Read full book review >

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GRAVITY by Tess Gerritsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 17, 1999

"Doc Gerritsen (Bloodstream, 1998, etc.), a former internist who creates chilling viral disasters, knows all the natural gates and alleys of the human bio-novel as well as she does the musculature of suspense."
A strongly plotted thriller about a plague-like epidemic on a space station. Read full book review >

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STORIES FROM THE TUBE by Matthew Sharpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"Too clever by half. (Author tour)"
Debut collection that aims straight at the MTV-generation in its appropriation of television adspeak as a narrative principle. Read full book review >

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SPIRIT QUEST by Susan Sharpe
FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"The author's daughters (Alison, 8, and Katherine, 11) have provided charming chapter headings inspired by Northwest Coast Indian designs."
The author of Waterman's Boy (1990) returns with another book in which respect for the natural environment plays as important a role as the characters. Read full book review >

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NOTHING IS TERRIBLE by Matthew Sharpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"Silly, unpretentious fun: perfect for a long trip."
Nothing Is Terrible ($22.95; Mar.; 288 pp.; 0-375-50197-5): Sharpe (Stories from the Tube, 1998) has already established himself as a kind of po-mo Jane Austen, and here he continues in his decorously transgressive vein with the history of young Mary White, a sixth-grade suburbanite who falls in love—with Miss Hartman, her teacher—and runs away to New York City to follow her heart and find her fortune. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE LOCUSTS by Mary Sharpe
Released: Jan. 19, 2009

"A hopeful book that will appeal to those who seek divine providence in life's darkest moments."
A harrowing account of addiction and redemption framed in biblical terms. Read full book review >

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THE MIDDEN by Tom Sharpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 1997

"A ferociously inventive but uneven satire."
Satirist Sharpe returns after a lengthy hiatus, anger undimmed, in an alternately cruel and hilarious tale of greed set in a contemporary Britain blighted by the appetites set loose during Margaret Thatcher's reign. Read full book review >

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YOU WERE WRONG by Matthew Sharpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Biting prose in need of a worthier target."
An introvert confronts the odd behavior of various family members to preserve his home and sense of self. Read full book review >