Search Results: "Beatriz Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WICKED CITY by Beatriz Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Even for a series launch, too much is left dangling."
The first volume of Williams' planned series introduces two women who occupy the same Greenwich Village apartment seven decades apart. Read full book review >

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ALONG THE INFINITE SEA by Beatriz Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Imagine The Sound of Music for big girls, flavored with a dash of Mad Men bitters."
A pair of fugitives—one from pre-Nazi Europe, the other from the U.S. Senate Chamber (correction: bedchamber)—meet over a rare 1936 Mercedes Roadster that transports first one, then the other out of a god-awful fix. Read full book review >

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COCOA BEACH by Beatriz Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"Even if the novel's strength ebbs in the final serpentine twists, Williams spins a good, spirited yarn."
Romance and mystery, war and Prohibition, infidelity and murder, inheritance and lies—the list of ingredients is long and potent in this cocktail of dramatic suspense rooted in early-20th-century Florida. Read full book review >

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A CERTAIN AGE by Beatriz Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"A certain age, acutely observed."
A tale of Manhattan society in the Jazz Age, spiced liberally with secrets and scandal. Read full book review >

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TINY LITTLE THING by Beatriz Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2015

"A fascinating look at wealth, love, ambition, secrets, and what family members will and won't do to protect each other."
During her husband's 1966 congressional run, Christina "Tiny" Hardcastle realizes her picture-perfect life has more than a few cracks and that maybe the time has come to be true to herself rather than to the glossy facade she has created. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIFE OF VIOLET GRANT by Beatriz Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"Even readers interested in pure escapism will want to know why Vivian's family wasn't interested in discovering the complete truth about Violet's fate prior to Vivian's investigation."
The niece of a scientist missing for 50 years receives a valise that could unlock the mystery of her aunt's 1914 disappearance in Williams' newest romance. Read full book review >

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A HUNDRED SUMMERS by Beatriz Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2013

"An elegant if somewhat old-fashioned delayed-gratification seaside romance with a flavor of Daphne du Maurier."
A candidate for this year's big beach read—the period story of a derailed love affair seen through a sequence of summers spent at Seaview, R.I. Read full book review >

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OVERSEAS by Beatriz Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2012

"Williams' terrific premise proves impossible to sustain, but with her gift for humor, snappy dialogue and swooning romance, there's plenty to enjoy and the promise of more enjoyable escapism to come in future work."
An engaging romantic debut cheerfully bends the rules to unite soul mates Kate and Julian, separated merely by an ocean, a world war and a century. Read full book review >

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MR. WILLIAMS by Karen Barbour
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"What a delightful way to show young readers 'how it was back then.' (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Mr. J.W. Williams grew up in rural Louisiana during the Depression. Read full book review >

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TENNESSEE WILLIAMS by John Lahr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2014

"There is only one word for this biography: superb."
The tormented life of a celebrated American playwright. Read full book review >

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS by Simon Heffer
Released: April 6, 2001

"Brevity may be the soul of wit, but biography often deserves a little bit more."
A slender biography of English composer Vaughan Williams that pays more attention to the music than the man. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 1994

"Spankingly well-produced with superb illustrations."
The biographer of Nietzsche, Kafka, Brecht, Sartre, Proust and de Sade takes on Tennessee Williams with intelligent, neatly weighed but uninspired results. Read full book review >