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Richard Sharp earned a BA from Harvard as well as a master’s degree from Princeton, launching a career as an international development consultant before recently retiring.
He is the author of Jacob’s Cellar, Time is the Oven, The Duke Don’t Dance, and his most recent novel, Crystal Ships. His publications have garnered him multiple accolades, including a place on the Kirkus Best Self-Published Book list (2013), the Best Adult Fiction E-Book award (2013), an Independent Publishers gold medal, and a finalist finish in the ForeWord Clarion Firsts (2012) and Reader’s Favorite (2012) categories.Sharp is married with two adult children.
The novel is extremely well researched in music and culture of the time.
Crystal Ships is a beautifully written historical saga, following the lives of seven friends through two very stormy decades in American history - the 60's and 70's.
The characters are fully formed, some sympathetic, others annoying and sometimes both in the same characters.
While reading Crystal Ships by Richard Sharp, it reminded me of a spectacular quote of Oscar Wilde,
“America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without... Read more
In his Foreword, the author dedicates ‘Crystal Ships’ to “the survivors of America’s decades of discontent and the writers, musicians, artists and entertainers who helped them... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sterling Gate Books
Crystal Ships is a beautifully written historical saga, following the lives of seven friends through two very stormy decades in American history - the 60's and 70's. Read morePublished 12 months ago by R. L. Black
The author has written a beautiful book with captivating dialogue and rich characters. Mr. Sharp does a great job in bringing his characters to life in this well crafted story set... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Christopher
This is my review for Crystal Ships by Richard Sharp. The opinions expressed are my own and were in no way influenced by anyone. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Shannon Peugh
Crystal Ships is a work of fiction by Richard Sharp. It takes the reader through the high and lows of a group of friends through a troubling time in history. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Deborah B.
I loved this book. Great character development, a page-turner plot and fun pop-cultural references. As the old cliche goes, "I laughed, I cried."Published 13 months ago by Bikini Chicken
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The sixties and the early seventies were a time of change. Read more