Search Results: "Beth Albright"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SASSY BELLES by Beth Albright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2013

"An imperfect debut that may still capture the audience's attention and affection given its appealing themes and high-spirited style."
The mysterious disappearance of her local celebrity boyfriend sends Vivi McFadden to her best friend and attorney, Blake O'Hara Heart, and together, the two women explore history, friendship and matters of the heart to get to many different truths. Read full book review >

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THE HEIR AND THE SPARE by Emily Albright
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Still, the magic of falling in love (some hot kissing scenes) and the challenges of difficult moral decisions are well-portrayed and have timeless appeal. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Evie Gray is an American freshman at Oxford University with a few unusual twists to her life story. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 16, 2010

"Worthwhile reading for policy wonks and general readers who can soldier through the technical jargon."
"Two of the most underappreciated (and terrifying) facets of global nuclear proliferation are how much it has depended on nuclear smuggling to thrive, and how inadequate our ability is to detect or prevent the construction of secret nuclear facilities." Read full book review >

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EVERYDAY MAGIC by Emily Albright
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 2, 2016

"It's telling that the most-uttered word is filler: 'um.' Skip it. (Romance. 13-17)"
The daughter of a Hollywood director juggles her real feelings for a charming English aristocrat and a forced publicity-stunt romance with a movie star. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

Two Moscow-based correspondents for the Cox Newspaper chain build a 50-year-old case against respected scientist Theodore Hall for having passed secrets of the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2006

"A valuable primer on foreign-policy challenges that are sure to bedevil the United States for a long time to come."
Former Secretary of State Albright admonishes the current administration as she weighs in on al-Qaeda, the mistake of going to war in Iraq and the role of religion in foreign policy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2012

"Although much is conventional history, the unconventional—the personal—animates and brightens the narrative."
The former U.S. secretary of state blends World War II-era history and memoir in her account of her discovery, at age 59, that she had lost more than two-dozen relatives in the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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Krazy Kodak Moments by James M. Albright
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 12, 2015

"A good-humored snapshot of one aspect of the Eastman Kodak Company, sure to charm sports enthusiasts and '80s nostalgia buffs."
Debut author Albright, who spent more than 20 years in Kodak's public relations department, chronicles the heyday of the Kodak Sports Promotion Program via press releases. Read full book review >

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ECHOES OF THE STORM by Amanda Albright Still
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"A delightful first entry in an offbeat mystery series."
This genteel historical mystery proves that even during a natural disaster, there's room for a fiendish murder. Read full book review >

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ABC GULLS by Beth Rand
by Beth Rand, illustrated by Beth Rand
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Kids without a frame of reference will still get a kick out of these goofy gulls. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Take a seaside location, add a colony of gulls and the alphabet, and the result is a clever abecedary specific to Maine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 13, 1994

"This is your guide. (First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild/Better Homes & Gardens Book Club selections)"
In this unappetizing and tacky effort, Philbin and Gifford (Cooking with Regis and Kathie Lee, not reviewed) combine recipes from guests on their hyperirritating morning chat show with those from their friends and family in chapters organized by holiday (Memorial Day, Easter and Passover, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIG FAT DISASTER by Beth Fehlbaum
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2014

"Colby's experiences, while extreme, ring true, and the fast pace, lively and profane dialogue, and timely topic make it a quick and enjoyable read. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Colby's life as the heavy daughter of a disapproving former Miss Texas beauty queen is difficult enough, but it gets worse very quickly once she discovers a photo of her politician father kissing another woman. Read full book review >