Search Results: "Andrea King Collier"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"Unflinchingly honest and always perfectly pitched, neither sentimental nor gratuitously morbid."
Health writer and consultant Collier describes with loving frankness her mother's last year. Read full book review >

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THE ROUGH COLLIER by Pat McIntosh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"McIntosh's fifth pairing of medieval detectives Gil and Alys (The Merchant's Mark, 2006, etc.) is another hearty meal stuffed with fascinating period tidbits and a satisfying mystery."
A body in a peat bog, accusations of witchcraft and missing men add up to Middle Aged murder. Read full book review >

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THE SHADE OF ANDREA FOX by Jacob Terrell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Moderately entertaining, high-stakes fantasy; first in a planned series."
In Terrell's first novel, high school student Andrea Jillian Fox's mysterious parentage and shadowy destiny threatens two worlds. Read full book review >

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KING by Ellen Oh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 30, 2015

"This finale is recommended only for completists. (map, glossary) (Fantasy. 13-16)"
In the conclusion to the Prophecy trilogy, Kira must decide if she can fully embrace her destiny as the Dragon Musado. Read full book review >

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KING by Kevin J. High
Released: Sept. 20, 2012

"A surprising amount of real analysis is embedded within this political fable, but it remains more fairy tale than meticulous study."
Combining both political fantasy and theory, the author imagines how he would reconstruct the federal government if he suddenly found himself king of the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING by Harvard Sitkoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Serviceable but undistinguished fare for those disinclined to read more substantial texts."
Concise biography of the famed civil-rights leader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING by John Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Spare and dreamlike, yet for all its delicacy harshly real: a story that opens a window on a world easily ignored, and makes its case long after the last page is turned."
As usual from Berger (Isabelle, 1998, etc.), a deceptively simple tale—here, about a day in the life of a homeless couple and their German Shepard, on whom they rely—turns into a thing of eloquence and beauty, with tragedy and humanity evident in equal measure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING & KING by Linda de Haan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Hurrah to newcomers de Haan and Nijland and to the publisher for bringing them to an American audience. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Move over, Princess Smartypants: this Dutch import arrives to take top honors in the fairytale-fracturing department. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 5, 2012

"A pleasant voyage for anyone seeking a personal history of the ocean liner."
Simpson (Alive on the Andrea Doria! The Greatest Sea Rescue in History, 2006, etc.) returns to the subject she knows best in her personal account of the 1956 wreck of the SS Andrea Doria off New England's coast en route to New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Fun to read."
Hearth (Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, 1994, etc.) goes hog wild with lighthearted humor as she tackles some heavyweight issues in her debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS DREAMSVILLE AND THE LOST HEIRESS OF COLLIER COUNTY by Amy Hill  Hearth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Although the book falls short of fulfilling its potential, Hearth delivers a mildly amusing story featuring a wealth of eccentric characters."
Hearth's cast of quirky small-town Southern misfits returns to tackle new challenges in this sequel to her debut novel (Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society, 2012). Read full book review >

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KING FLASHYPANTS AND THE EVIL EMPEROR by Andy Riley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"An agreeably fizzy series opener. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Evil Emperor Nurbison has his eye on the peaceful, neighboring kingdom of Edwinland. Read full book review >