Search Results: "Alana White"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SIGN OF THE WEEPING VIRGIN by Alana White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 19, 2012

"One hopes that White's clever tale, meticulously researched and pleasingly written, is the first in a series that will bring Florence and its many famous denizens to life."
A Florentine lawyer must solve a murder to keep his city from imploding. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Either way, readers will enjoy this intriguing story, told in this well-written book that is not shy about honoring her accomplishments. (b&w photos and reproductions, not seen, chronology, notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Biography. 11+)"
This first book in the Native American Biographies series covers the engrossing story of Sacagawea, the young Shoshone woman who was only 16 when she accompanied Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their expedition to the Pacific coast on the first organized exploration of the American West. Read full book review >

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WHITE by Christopher Whitcomb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 26, 2005

"Whitcomb adeptly keeps many balls in the air in this artful shell game of suspense."
A restless thriller from Whitcomb, returning with many in the appealing cast from his debut, Black (2004). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Though the volume contains a certain amount of filler, Massey's unlikely insights into how women are shaped by the celebrities we idolize or despise are likely to prompt thought and discussion."
Odd but beguiling short essays about female celebrities toward whom the author has decidedly mixed feelings. Read full book review >

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PATRICK WHITE: LETTERS by Patrick White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"A literary milestone."
A swarming and copious selection of letters by the Nobel Prizewinning novelist and playwright. ``My life is a series of blunders and recoveries and so it will be, I expect, till the end.'' Described by his biographer Marr (Patrick White: A Life, 1992) as ``a wise man who could be stubbornly wrong,'' White (191290) acquired the epistolary habit at age four or five, never to abandon it for long. Read full book review >

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REARVIEW MIRROR by Alana Stewart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Stewart's gritty story will appeal to readers interested in her ex-husbands and her own rags-to-riches tale, rife with kiss-and-tell vignettes and the personal insights she's gleaned as an adult."
Stewart reflects on her modeling and acting careers and her marriages to actor George Hamilton and rock star Rod Stewart. Read full book review >

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THE LAST POINT by Alana Josephson
Released: Nov. 28, 2014

"A children's book with a fine moral and beautiful illustrations but uneven prose."
Josephson's illustrated children's book tells the story of a girl's triumphant tennis match. Read full book review >

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ARCTIC WHITE by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Despite lovely art, a stereotypically generic and romanticized portrayal of indigenous people. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The Arctic winter is white and gray until something special happens. Read full book review >

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WHITE LAKE by Susan Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2016

"An over-the-top but well-constructed family novel with a relatable lead."
After undergoing a wrenching change, a middle-aged woman is challenged with confronting uncomfortable truths and moving on. Read full book review >