Search Results: "William Shepherd Sr."


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SHEPHERD by Richard Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2014

"A thoughtful memoir of rams and ewes, farmers and family, life and death."
Trading his town shoes for work boots, pasture farmer Gilbert (Writing/Otterbein Univ.) contemplates nature's works and his own efforts in his chronicle of raising sheep. Read full book review >

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SHEPHERD by Julian F. Thompson
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Thompson (Simon Pure, 1987, etc.) assumes an authentic teenage voice—in turn witty, self-deprecating, and profane—that's guaranteed to involve readers in Shep's crisis of love, self-doubt, and disillusion. (Fiction 12+)"
High-school senior Shepherd Catlett—good student, good friend, good son—has a special mission. Read full book review >

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"Lively writing and flashes of wit make it easy to accompany Needham along the predictable narrative path from new dog owner coping with a crazy pup to proud owner of an obedient dog."
A cat-loving neurotic struggles to raise an unruly German shepherd pup in Needham's debut "dogoir." Read full book review >

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THE SHEPHERD KINGS by Judith Tarr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 1999

"Quick moving, with just enough depth to lend some roundness to highly active figures otherwise as flat as wall paintings."
Horse-breeder Tarr, a Yale-Cambridge graduate in history, switched horses recently, from writing 500-page ancient and medieval historical doorstoppers (Queen of Swords, 1997, etc.) to mythicizing Old Europe in Neolithic times (White Mare's Daughter, 1998). Read full book review >

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Released: April 19, 2013

"A dependable though parochial reference for leaders looking to safely shepherd their flocks."
Ololo (The Quest for Distinction, 2013) offers leadership advice based on a God-oriented approach to life and business. Read full book review >

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HEART OF A SHEPHERD by Rosanne Parry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"At once a gripping coming-of-age novel and a celebration of rural life, quiet heroism and the strength that comes from spirituality, this first novel is an unassuming, transcendent joy. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Sixth-grader Ignatius—he goes by "Brother"—faces a hard year as his father is deployed to Iraq, and he, the youngest of five boys, is left with his aging grandparents to manage the family ranch in Oregon. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE SHEPHERD by Bijou Le Tord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Delicate, carefully designed watercolors reflect the sweet, quiet tone. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
In The Deep Blue Sea (1990), Le Tord accompanied a poetic retelling of the Creation in Genesis with lovely, understated illustrations; here, in a similar style, a beloved psalm is paraphrased in simple language that gently prompts a fresh look at its meaning (``even if I walk in the night I will not be afraid or be hurt because, Lord, You are with me and I feel reassured''). Read full book review >

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ONCE A SHEPHERD by Glenda Millard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Taken together, the folkloric simplicity of the text and the quiet beauty of the illustrations pack a powerful punch for those families that want—or need—to confront wartime violence with their little ones. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Millard and Lesnie, Australians, present a picture book about the Great War with beautiful, green-dominated watercolors and a spare text with occasional end rhymes. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S SHEPHERD by Steven Hartov
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2000

"Readers held in suspense throughout this galloping plot will end with their nails in their mouths, awaiting the next installment."
Overweight, fiftyish Chief of Israeli Defense Force's Special Operations Benni Baum (The Nylon Hand of God, 1996) again teams up with intelligence agent Eytan Eckstein (The Heat of Ramadan, 1992). Read full book review >

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WILLIAM WYLER by Gabriel Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 2013

"A welcome addition to the literature of filmmaking."
Comprehensive biography of the pioneering Hollywood director, whose oeuvre included such diverse films as Wuthering Heights (1939), Mrs. Miniver (1942) and Funny Girl (1968). Read full book review >

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WILLIAM MCKINLEY by Kevin Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An instructive, graceful look at a neglected presidency."
An engaging life of the stoical Buckeye politician, whom Phillips (Wealth and Democracy, 2002, etc.) reckons to be "an upright and effective president of the solid second rank." Read full book review >