Search Results: "Annelise Freisenbruch"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Not nearly as soporific as most classical studies—a captivating look at imperial Rome's roots in the making of the modern stateswoman."
A groundbreaking study of some of the most powerful women in early Western civilization. Read full book review >

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SCARED STIFF by Annelise Ryan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Ryan dedicates Mattie's second case to her mom, leaving interested readers to imagine what maternal bond generated this distinctively gross-out cozy sensibility."
Sex and scatology are the order of the day as a newly minted Deputy Coroner tries to clear a former colleague of murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2005

"A worthy history of the country's changing attitudes toward welfare and the various attempts to eradicate poverty."
An up-close-and-personal account of nine strong-minded African-American women who became welfare-rights activists in Las Vegas. Read full book review >

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STIFF PENALTY by Annelise Ryan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Ryan's climbed on board the latest version of the will-she/won't-she mystery romance: the case of the knocked-up gumshoe. At 400-plus pages, Mattie's latest might take you through an entire labor and delivery."
Pregnancy hormones and anonymous calls do little to mellow Assistant Medical Examiner Mattie Winston (Scared Stiff, 2010, etc.).Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"Important research impressively assembled."
A husband-and-wife writing team present persuasive evidence of Ronald Reagan's decisive role in ending the Cold War. Read full book review >

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THE APPLE ORCHARD by Susan Wiggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2013

"With vignettes from Nazi-occupied Denmark and a spotlight on the noble actions of an engaged Danish citizenry that reportedly managed to save 99 percent of its Jewish population, Wiggs tells a layered, powerful story of love, loss, hope and redemption."
Antiques treasure hunter Tess Delaney lives a high-octane existence and is on the cusp of the success she's fought for, so now may not be the best time to question everything; but as events pile up and secrets are uncovered, forcing her to re-evaluate, she may find that a perfect life she never dreamed of is within her reach. Read full book review >