Search Results: "Camille Peri"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Though some of the essays here are too 'cutesy' and come off too much like self-indulgent exercises in prose, many brim with intelligence and excitement. (illustrations, not seen)"
An intermittently provocative and entertaining collection of essays, most reprinted from othe online magazine Salon, on many aspects of motherhood. Read full book review >

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THE SHIMMERSHINE QUEENS by Camille Yarbrough
Released: Jan. 3, 1989

Angie learns to take pride in her African appearance and heritage. Read full book review >

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THE LITHIUM MURDER by Camille Minichino
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1999

"Everything else is old, borrowed, or blue."
When Michael Deramo, a custodian for the Charger Street laboratory, is found garrotted to death shortly after agreeing to accept $100,000 for forgetting an incriminating conversation he overheard about the lab's lithium program, Sgt. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE THE SCIENTIST IS SQUISHED by Camille Andros
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Loads of charm methodically delivered. (Picture book. 6-8)"
How to find the peace and quiet needed for serious research? Use the scientific method! Read full book review >

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THE SNOW RABBIT by Camille Garoche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A silent, magical encounter. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Subtle nuances of light and color lend a delicate beauty to the illustrations for this wordless tale of a rescued wild creature who returns the favor. Read full book review >

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Released: July 17, 1995

"One wonders what he'd make of Dostoevsky's Last Night."
A sluggish, underimagined short novelthe first work to appear in English by a Uruguayan writer now living in Spaininvokes the image of the great Russian novelist as a precursor of the blasÇ journalist whose gambling obsession is its surface subject. Read full book review >

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THE CARBON MURDER by Camille Minichino
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2004

"Okay, so Gloria's a bit on the pedantic side, and Minichino's idea of plotting is to toss in red herrings, then kill them off. But who could argue with such a deft handling of radiation therapy, contrary in-laws, and middle-age spread?"
Nanotechnology simplified for the horsy set. Read full book review >

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THE WIVES OF FRANKIE FERRARO by Camille Marchetta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"Marchetta, co-writer of Ivana Trump's two novels (Free to Love, 1993, etc.), is far better on her own: Frankie and his strong-willed women defy stereotyping in ways that are unusual for the genre, and the overall message seems genuinely heartfelt."
The plot is practically nonexistent (the title says it all, almost literally), but Marchetta's first solo effort—the story of Frankie Ferraro and the three most significant women in his life—is strangely gripping and unexpectedly satisfying for pulpy romance, perhaps thanks to the author's tight, fast-moving style. Read full book review >

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THE RIVER, BY MOONLIGHT by Camille Marchetta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"An uncomplicated but intriguing read portraying the interconnectedness of people, the effects of grief and depression and the power of hope."
A personal misfortune set against a backdrop of global crisis. Read full book review >

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VAMPS AND TRAMPS by Camille Paglia
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

Those who missed them in Playboy, The New Republic, and other media can catch up with culture diva Paglia's latest performances here. Read full book review >

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COOKING FOR PICASSO by Camille Aubray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"An amuse-bouche filled with secret ingredients, covert liaisons, and hidden compartments."
In 1936, young Ondine Belange's parents give her a mission: deliver lunch daily from their Café Paradis to a reclusive man renting a nearby villa. They swear her to silence, for the patron's name is Pablo Picasso. Read full book review >