Search Results: "Annette Mahon"


BOOK REVIEW

AN OMINOUS DEATH by Annette Mahon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 20, 2006

"Quilting fans may enjoy Mahon's down-to-earth characters and their subdued adventures. The crafts-impaired are more likely to find a quilt to snooze under."
An angel of death may be at work in a Scottsdale nursing home, but there may be a more personal reason for murder. Read full book review >

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SLAY BELLS by Annette Mahon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2015

"Mahon (Bright Hopes, 2014, etc.) provides a trickier ending for the ladies of St. Rose but is still interminably slow in getting to it."
Murder may mar a merry Christmas. Read full book review >

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ST. ROSE GOES HAWAIIAN by Annette Mahon
Released: July 18, 2012

"Slow-paced, easy to solve and best read as a travel guide to Hawaii."
The women of the St. Rose Quilting Bee (An Ominous Death, 2006, etc.) are on their dream trip to Hawaii when murder rears its ugly head. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WITHOUT ANNETTE by Jane B. Mason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 31, 2016

"Based on the author's own experiences in boarding school, a landmark lesbian love story set in a narrow slice of white privilege. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In her debut for teens, Mason pens a novel about small-town longings and circumstances compelling a young person to find a safe place to simply be. Read full book review >

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ANNETTE VALLON by James Tipton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A pleasing literary fancy set against the terrors of the French Revolution."
An adventuresome debut novel starring William Wordsworth's true-life mistress recast as a heroine during the Reign of Terror. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Capably transforms one of the bleakest episodes in modern history into an instructive account of events that have lasting repercussions to this day."
Journalist Duffy (The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Saved 1,200 Jews, and Built a Village in the Forest, 2003) recounts the story of the "Strokestown Massacre," offering a vivid account of the Great Irish Famine along the way. Read full book review >

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A Life of Make Believe by John Mahon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2014

"Thoughtful and entertaining, an engaging example of determination both on screen and in real life."
A memoir from a physically disabled actor who navigated the rough-and-tumble world of showbiz. Read full book review >

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THE ISLAND by Patricia Mahon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2016

"Sweetly earnest utopian metafiction larded with extended quotations from the sages you read in high school."
In a world in which "we're actually so connected, we're disconnected," how do you bring people together again and, incidentally, salvage the collective imagination of the age? Debut novelist Mahon is glad you asked. Read full book review >

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JUST ONE TEAR by K.L. Mahon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Possibly all these things happened to Mahon's real friend; in any case, other young people are sure to recognize her well-realized character's complicated emotions as genuine. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Responding empathetically to a friend's traumatic loss of his father, a 14-year-old Australian girl has recreated his experience as a novel in the form of a diary. Read full book review >

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ROBOT BURP HEAD SMARTYPANTS! by Annette Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A lot of eructation, with a little education. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The mechanical rivals of Robot Zombie Frankenstein! (2012) go for the full "alphabelch" in this effervescent return. Read full book review >

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ROBOT ZOMBIE FRANKENSTEIN! by Annette Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Yet in an era in which electronics are always one-upping one another in the global market, it's nice to see a picture-book equivalent that ends with the consumption of delicious desserts. Apple and PC, take note. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Competitive pals get into a war of escalating ridiculousness in this amusing if visually stunted tale. Read full book review >