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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MARTINI SHOT by George Pelecanos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"The other stories all strike sparks as reminiscences of troubled youth recalled from the perspective of adult experience—or from beyond the grave."
Seven stories and a novella from the undisputed king of D.C. noir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 2, 1998

"Such is the unadorned pleasure of Edmunds's book, its rare scholarly intimacy, that there can be little doubt that he delighted in his fieldwork very much. (illustrations, not seen)"
Few drinks achieve such complex and ambiguous symbolism as the martini, and likely few writers could decode it as well as the polished Edmunds (Classics/Rutgers Univ.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MARTINI SHOT by Peter Craig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1998

"The process is amusing, but what's left once the rich and famous have their glamour stripped away isn't much, and the story suffers further from its improbable, Hollywood-style finale."
A lively but disappointing parody of Hollywood life and its family values, Craig's first novel pits an over-the-hill alcoholic action-hero against his illegitimate teenaged son, who's come from the hinterland to claim his birthright. Read full book review >