Search Results: "Allison Garwood"


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ZANNY by Pamela Sloane-Bradbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 18, 2010

"Aimed at children with spectrum disorders, but likely to miss that audience—or any other. (iPad therapeutic app. 5-7)"
A hyperbolic portrait of a lad who operates only at top speed is paired to a bug-ridden recognition game. Read full book review >

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HOTSHOT by Julie Garwood
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Uneven and oddly framed, though true believers will find enough Garwood in here to keep them satisfied."
When Peyton Lockhart and her sisters agree to reboot their uncle's Florida resort, troubles arise from all quarters, putting Peyton in danger and bringing childhood protector Finn MacBain to her side. Read full book review >

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HEARTBREAKER by Julie Garwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"Add a pinch of Psycho to a generous helping of General Hospital, and you've got the idea."
A psychopath confides his obsessions to a terrified priest, whose beloved sister is the star of the killer's homicidal fantasies: Garwood's first foray into contemporary romantic suspense. Read full book review >

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THE IDEAL MAN by Julie Garwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Undoubtedly Garwood is a pro—the pacing is taut, the characters are swiftly drawn and she even throws in a few surprises before the obligatory happy ending. But everything is too formulaic to be truly suspenseful, too clichéd to be truly romantic."
A paint-by-numbers thriller by bestselling romance writer Garwood. Read full book review >

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SWEET TALK by Julie Garwood
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A standard melodrama with occasional flashes of originality."
An IRS officer and an FBI agent find love while following the money. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"Although unfamiliar terms slip in, the writing is accessible for the target audience, and the information is often engrossing. (b&w illustrations, maps, index, not seen, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Lassieur, in her entry in the Library of American Indian History series, uses Native American material culture and ethnographic evidence—accounts from early explorers, drawings, legends, and stories—to describe the daily life of some of the early people of North America before their contact with the Europeans. Read full book review >

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TWO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW FOR SURE by Dorothy Allison
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 1995

"And we do, we let her tell away. (Author tour)"
``Oh, I could tell you stories that would darken the sky and stop the blood,'' writes Allison in this rich memoir, which originated as a performance piece. Read full book review >

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ENCHANTED ISLANDS by Allison Amend
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2016

"Despite some improbable plot twists, appealing characters and vivid local color make for an entertaining read."
Secrets, lies, and spies on a faraway island. Read full book review >

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THE LETTER BEARER by Robert Allison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Elegantly and exactingly written. A touch ponderous at times but oddly—beg pardon—unforgettable."
A mysterious man tries to find himself while traversing a hellish landscape of war. Read full book review >

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DESTINED FOR WAR by Graham Allison
NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 2017

"A timely, reasoned treatise by a keen observer and historian."
A pertinent study of the relationship between the United States and China, in which "a rapidly ascending China [is] challeng[ing] America's accustomed predominance." Read full book review >

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NOW YOU SEE IT by Allison Lynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 13, 2004

"Lynn's gripping and feverish tale builds momentum page by page—right up to a surprise climax that confounds all expectations but seems obvious once it arrives."
Haunting debut about a husband's attempt to unravel the mystery of his wife's disappearance. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"From the upper echelons of working mothers, a fictional answer to The Nanny Diaries—and likely to be as popular."
An above-average addition to the crowded genre of working-mother-angst novels, a first from British journalist Pearson, the mate of New Yorker film critic Anthony Lane. Read full book review >