Tag: Sheila M. Averbuch

The eternity since judgment day

The eternity since judgment day

[ 3 ] November 5, 2017 |

In the eternity since judgment day We’ve watched the one we loved, who used to stand Parental over us, go pale and gray, Slackened and stooped inside a yellow skin; The presidency is our patient now, Preyed upon by the thing that’s slithered in; And, worn with care ourselves and sick with grief, A young […]

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Review: Nick Lake’s realistic YA science fiction SATELLITE

Review: Nick Lake’s realistic YA science fiction SATELLITE

[ 0 ] October 20, 2017 |

I was not going to bypass a story pitched as THE MARTIAN for teens, and SATELLITE fills its brief fabulously: you won’t be disappointed if you come looking for realistic space-exploration science. But this book delivered lots, lots more…so much that I’m planning to read it again. SATELLITE follows 15-year-old Leo Freeman, one of the […]

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How Scotland could save civilization

How Scotland could save civilization

[ 0 ] January 19, 2017 |

I write this piece hoping that you can take inspiration from Scotland, as I have — in case you’re despairing of what one individual can possibly do to fight back, as we all head into the darkness of a presidency that should never have been.

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Review: Lisa Thompson’s MG mystery The Goldfish Boy

Review: Lisa Thompson’s MG mystery The Goldfish Boy

[ 0 ] January 17, 2017 |

Confession: this is a review I hadn’t intended to do; I tend to write up only the advance review copy books I get from NetGalley. But on rereading THE GOLDFISH BOY this week with my daughter, it struck me again what a genius work of middle grade fiction it is.

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I pledged allegiance

I pledged allegiance

[ 2 ] November 6, 2016 |

I wrote this poem in advance of the US elections due to my severely broken heart.

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