Search Results: "Abigail Carroll"


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THREE SQUARES by Abigail Carroll
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A dense but enjoyable history of American food culture."
An information-packed history of American eating habits. Read full book review >

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THE DOLLMAKER'S DAUGHTERS by Abigail Padgett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 1997

"337, etc.), which ratchets Padgett's imaginative grasp of evil, and the unrelenting tension it spawns, to dizzy new heights. (Author tour)"
A troubled 15-year-old tricked out in gothic finery, complete with a porcelain doll named Kimmy chained to her wrist, collapses in a club called The Goblin Market at the same moment that the comatose twin sister whose memory she's long repressed except for her name—Kimmy—finally slips over the edge to death on the other side of town. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2004

"Such colorful syntax! Such talmudic reasoning! Such a pleasure, with even a glossary for the gentiles."
A dozen short reprints that cover the Jewish experience from the Afikomen (the Passover matzoh) to Zionism. Read full book review >

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HERB'S PAJAMAS by Abigail Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 1998

"Herb's Pajamas is a disappointing whole that comes to much less than the sum of its parts."
A curiously uneven gathering of four very loosely linked stories. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"More of a scrapbook than a full-fledged memoir, but still an affecting account of guilt, shame and acceptance."
Fiction-writer Thomas (An Actual Life, 1996, etc.) examines the challenges confronted after a tragic accident forced her to remake her life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Read this entertaining book and you will be convinced that house cats are 'the most transformative invaders the world has ever seen'—except for humans, of course."
The intriguing history of how house cats found their way onto our hearths and into our hearts. Read full book review >

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MY JEWISH YEAR by Abigail Pogrebin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"A sentimental journey through Judaic practice and thought."
A Jewish writer takes an educational journey through the feasts and fasts of the religious calendar. Read full book review >

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IF I FIX YOU by Abigail Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A nuanced take on learning to fix yourself rather than fixing others. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A young woman struggles to regain her footing after walking in on her mother and the boy she's loved since childhood. Read full book review >

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CHILD OF SILENCE by Abigail Padgett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Given the manic- depressive bent of detectives ever since Sherlock Holmes, why hasn't anybody thought of all this before?"
Barbara Joan Bradley, San Diego child-abuse investigator, is promised that her newest case—Weppo, a young boy abandoned on a Paiute Indian reservation—will be routine. Read full book review >

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BLUE by Abigail Padgett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 1998

"But burning ears shouldn't keep readers of either gender from enjoying this suspenseful, boldly plotted tribute to the power of sisterhood."
The gifted author of five Bo Bradley mysteries (The Dollmaker's Daughters, 1997, etc.) kicks off her equally impressive new series with three bangs. Read full book review >

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HOT LITTLE HANDS by Abigail Ulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Nine short stories, all wry, authentic, and moving."
A vivid collection of short stories about young girls and women on the cusp of major life changes. Read full book review >

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MOONBIRD BOY by Abigail Padgett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 3, 1996

"No wonder Bo's so paranoid."
Sent reeling into a deep depression by the death of her beloved dog Mildred, San Diego Child Protective investigator Bo Bradley's not ready for any untoward excitement in her life. Read full book review >