Search Results: "Alyson Richman"


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THE RHYTHM OF MEMORY by Alyson Richman
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Wonderful in places, but sometimes more of a downer than many readers may bargain for; Richman's latest could have withstood some judicious pruning without losing its rhythm."
Richman explores the story of two couples whose lives touch in unexpected ways. Read full book review >

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THE MASK CARVER'S SON by Alyson Richman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Better luck next time to a first-time author who tends to write from the brain rather than from the heart."
An occasionally evocative if often amateurish tale of ninth-century Japan and a young painter's longing for art and love. Read full book review >

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THE LAST VAN GOGH by Alyson Richman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Despite Richman's talent with visual detail, nothing new about van Gogh is illuminated, and wan Marguerite never comes fully to life."
Another in the ever-expanding genre of possible romances between famous painters and their subjects. Read full book review >

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SWEDISH TANGO by Alyson Richman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2004

"Richman flirts with some interesting issues of private priorities—family and love—versus the greater public good by showing both Salome and Octavio's points of view, but ultimately the Nicholas Sparks-style sentimentality gets in the way."
Second-novelist Richman (The Mask of the Carver's Son, 2000) pits political morality against personal loyalty as a Chilean exile in Sweden recovers slowly from being brutally kidnapped in retaliation by the Pinochet government. Read full book review >

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THE LAST COWGIRL by Jana Richman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2008

"Richman's mastery of the emotional geography is illuminating, and Dickie's dichotomous affections call to mind the work of Pat Conroy."
A conflicted woman faces the ghosts of her desert childhood in this heartfelt Western drama from Richman (Riding in the Shadows of Saints: A Woman's Story of Motorcycling the Mormon Trail, 2005). Read full book review >

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EVERMORE by Alyson Noël
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

Shallow stock characters barely mar the breathless allure of this formulaic supernatural romance, the first in the Immortals series, though feeble explanations wreck the ending. Read full book review >

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FLY ME TO THE MOON by Alyson Noël
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"As predictable as an onboard safety video."
A flight attendant's love life is prone to turbulence. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON THE GRAVY TRAIN by Phyllis Richman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 21, 1999

"But although voluptuous, engaging Chas hasn't slimmed down from The Butter Did It (1997), Richman has wisely sweated pounds off her debut's chitchat and recipes, and the half a hundred feasts that parade briskly in review will whet your appetite for more."
Even though her boyfriend Dave Zeeger, ace investigative reporter for the Washington Examiner, has been so morose over repeatedly getting scooped by a rising twinkie that Chas Wheatley has asked him for a trial separation, things are looking up for Chas. Read full book review >