Search Results: "Beverly Olevin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD SIDE OF BAD by Beverly Olevin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"This true and telling novel is optimistic, realistic and sensitively told."
Three siblings balance family dysfunction and love in Olevin's (The Breath of Juno, 1996) new novel. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY & MARIGOLD by Val Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 1996

"In any event, the laughs are always genuine, and the social history of New York over the past 50 years is dead-on."
From Columbia University urban studies professor Coleman, two groups of zany stories, one about the experiences of an amiable white middle-class screwup, the other about those of an industrious black homeless woman. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY HILLS DEAD by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"Precious little mystery or suspense, but the book's momentum and the blacklist plot line will keep the pages turning."
1947. Eight years after tussling with starlets, mobsters and studio heads in The Prince of Beverly Hills (2004), former Beverly Hills cop Rick Barron is back, now on the other side of the desk. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY BILLINGSLY CAN’T CATCH by Alexander Stadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"No more. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tired of being the last picked to play softball, Beverly and her friend Oliver—who might know how to crack the books, but never hear that sound when they swing the bat—decide to study up on the game to get better. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY BILLINGSLY TAKES THE CAKE by Alexander Stadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Stadler's party-colored artwork, with its thick, raw, black outlining manages to convey a tender vulnerability in all its guilelessness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Beverly meets her match in a caramel-candy castle cake, a generous present she's making for a friend's birthday. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY BILLINGSLY TAKES A BOW by Alexander Stadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Stadler succeeds in both his amusing illustrations and his well-paced, polished story, and surely Beverly will be back for an encore, perhaps baking brownies, buying a bicycle, or building a bridge as she conquers new fears. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Beverly Billingsly is back (Beverly Billingsly Borrows a Book, 2002), this time with a new venue for her worries: auditions for the school musical called Stormy Weather. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY BILLINGSLY BORROWS A BOOK by Alexander Stadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A refreshingly welcome new library story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Beverly (a little hippo) is sky-high when she gets her first library card. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY HILLS ADJACENT by Jennifer Steinhauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2009

"Not very good."
A debut novel about the TV industry during pilot season. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE OF BEVERLY HILLS by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2004

"Woods (Reckless Abandon, 2004, etc.) writes with smooth confidence as famous names add spice to a diverting summer read that simmers but never gets hard-boiled."
In Hollywood of 1939, a handsome young policeman makes good as a studio security officer, battling a sadistic mobster, finding love, and rubbing elbows with movie stars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2013

"A comprehensive anti-aging perspective but one that average readers may find difficult to implement."
An anti-aging doctor touts his comprehensive plan for living a more youthful life. Read full book review >

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DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HEELS by Kathryn Leigh Scott
Released: March 26, 2013

"Despite a few weaknesses in the plot and some minor uneven spots in pacing and characterization, the book is an enticing, witty romp; a sparkling Hollywood-set tale that will entertain and satisfy."
When Meg Barnes, a Hollywood icon of a certain age, loses everything to her con-man husband, she decides to track him down to get it all back—or at the very least her self-respect, her reputation and maybe even a chance at the love of her life. Read full book review >