Search Results: "Barbara Corrado Pope"


BOOK REVIEW

CÉZANNE’S QUARRY by Barbara Corrado Pope
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 11, 2008

"Pope's debut includes much fascinating information about the artist and life in late 19th-century France. Its mystery feels more like a MacGuffin enlivening a picaresque roman à clef."
How is the (in)famous 19th-century artist Paul Cézanne connected with a beautiful murder victim? Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 13, 2013

"Pope's third mystery featuring Clarie (The Blood of Lorraine, 2010, etc.) expertly doles out pieces of its complex plot, a picaresque puzzle with satisfying period flavor."
An unlikely sleuth is drawn into another murder mystery in turn-of-the-century France. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD OF LORRAINE by Barbara Corrado Pope
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2010

"Bernard's second case (Cézanne's Quarry, 2008) gracefully transports the reader to its liveried era and broadens the story's appeal with characters of substance and depth."
Anti-Semitism further clouds an already overheated murder case. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2010

"An enjoyable chronicle of a rich life's work."
British journalist Pope (Sons of the Conquerors: The Rise of the Turkic World, 2005, etc.) shares deeply engaged dispatches from the Middle East hotspots he visited during his long career. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Wonderful American social history and lots of fun."
He truly had cojones: Dr. John Brinkley became fabulously wealthy in the 1920s and ‘30s by inserting goat testicles into herds of men anxious about their manliness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2007

"Has 'make me a movie' written all over it."
Debut nonfiction account with all the ingredients for a rip-roaring guy's adventure yarn: deep-sea diving, big money, avarice, the allure of medieval Oriental history. Read full book review >

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NICCOLÒ MACHIAVELLI by Corrado Vivanti
Released: June 1, 2013

"Readers looking for the story of the Florentine historian's life will be better served by Miles Unger's 2011 biography. Students well versed in the classics, the historian's vast writings and medieval history will most enjoy this academic biography."
The late Vivanti was a man who knew the works of Machiavelli inside and out. This book is not a biography of the man but an exploration of his writings. Read full book review >

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HOPE BLOOMS by Jamie Pope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"An intensely emotional read with flawed characters who share a complicated history but desperately need each other to survive. Ultimately hopeful and romantic."
A teacher finds healing and hope in the aftermath of a school shooting that took the life of her husband and unborn child. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2005

"A solid work of history, cultural geography and reportage, opening a view onto a world too few in the West even know exists."
Once a fighter, always a fighter: or, never rule out the tenacity of a descendant of the Golden Horde. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"Readable and revealing, and the vividly re-created scenes cry out for film treatment."
Inside story of the controversial Italian-American family that gave us the Italian-language daily Il Progresso and the National Enquirer. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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