Search Results: "Angela Martini"


BOOK REVIEW

FIONA FINKELSTEIN, BIG-TIME BALLERINA!! by Bob Raczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Middle-grade girls who dream of dancing on stage in sparkling costumes will happily embrace Fiona and her adventures. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Fiona may live in Ordinary, Md., but her resemblance to her town's name ends there. Read full book review >

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ANGELA MERKEL by Matthew Qvortrup
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2016

"This eye-opening biography, drawing from rich behind-the-scenes knowledge, is necessary reading for anyone who wants to broaden his or her perspective on the world today."
A biography of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (b. 1954) that provides insight and clarity into Germany's often underreported role in shaping the European political landscape. Read full book review >

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MARTINI REGRETS by Phyllis  Smallman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"If you think the world that Sherri gets mixed up in doesn't seem very closely related to the rest of her life, you'll find big developments in this story that are bound to have lasting repercussions for this series—though they happen so quickly that readers may be left in shock."
Trying to keep mum after she's witnessed a crime does nothing to keep bar owner Sherri Travis out of trouble. Read full book review >

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DIRTY MARTINI by J.A. Konrath
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2007

"In the past, Konrath has done creditable work (Rusty Nail, 2006, etc.), but here the prose ranges from careless to wretched, and the plot demands a breathalyzer."
A vengeful serial killer stirs (and shakes) Jack Daniels to action. Read full book review >

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ANGELA AND DIABOLA by Lynne Reid Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"The two approaches don't always blend: Banks often sacrifices subtlety for the broad satire of Roald Dahl's work, but the conclusion is both satisfying and novel. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Banks (The Mystery of the Cupboard, 1993, etc.) introduces readers to twin girls—one purely good, one purely evil—who make a hash of their well-intentioned parents' lives. Read full book review >

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ANGELA LANSBURY'S POSITIVE MOVES by Angela Lansbury
Released: Nov. 7, 1990

A charming, low-key exercise/diet/cookbook from the actress best known for her role as writer/sleuth Jessica Fletcher on TV's popular Murder, She Wrote. Read full book review >

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THE MARTINI EFFECT by B.J. Morison
Released: Nov. 11, 1992

"The prep-school experience filtered through an adult perspective, and a so-so mystery."
Another maddening tale by the author of Port and a Star Boarder (1984), etc. Again, the detective is Elizabeth Lamb Worthington, a 13-year-old know-it-all. Read full book review >

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THE INVENTION OF ANGELA CARTER by Edmund Gordon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2017

"Expansive and lavish, this outstanding biography does much to demythologize Carter, revealing her to be a singular writer of her time."
The first comprehensive biography of the acclaimed British author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 27, 1998

"Her reticence, her unwillingness to reveal herself in spite of the genre she has chosen, leaves leaves this smartly titled work curiously dull."
A collection of essays that combine elements of cultural observation and memoir without fully realizing either. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGELA AND THE BABY JESUS by Frank McCourt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"The same story is also available in an edition targeted at adults, with more sophisticated illustrations by Loren Long. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Pulitzer Prize-winner McCourt offers a sweetly sentimental, longer Christmas story about his mother, Angela, who is anticipating the holiday with her family in the Ireland of a past generation. Read full book review >

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ANGELA AND THE BROKEN HEART by Nancy K. Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"A warm, funny story, sure to be popular with Angela's fans. (Fiction. 8-12)"
This third Angela story is a complex, episodic weave that follows the three Steele children through much of a school year, with second-grade Angela's concern for her teenage brother Nathaniel (his crush on the mysterious Lola seems to be one- sided) as the binding thread. Read full book review >