Search Results: "Carina Burman"


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THE STREETS OF BABYLON by Carina Burman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2008

"A slow-moving mystery packed with Victorian flavor."
A Swedish novelist joins a Scotland Yard detective to solve a crime. Read full book review >

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THE IMAGE OF OUR LORD by Edward Burman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 1991

"A thorny, intelligent medieval tale of nasty business in the name of religion."
A dark, entangled, eerily insinuating first novel concerning the labyrinthine power-politics of the 14th-century Roman Catholic Church, and the intricate knot of conspiracies among clashing clerics and kings. Read full book review >

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PARADISE BY PARADISE by Howard Burman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"A truly enjoyable comic tale with an emotional core."
Burman (The Secret Game, 2016, etc.) pieces together the life of a reclusive poet in this satirical novel.Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A sharply perceptive look at the myths that constrain women.
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How culture teaches girls what it means to be female. Read full book review >

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SHIMMER by Raven Howell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"This verbal and visual treat portrays the evening as a lively and thought-provoking place of wonder."
A prolific children's poet offers an eclectic collection of nighttime pieces. Read full book review >

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SHE'S BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD by Nancy Smiler Levinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The black-and-white archival and contemporary photographs add excitement to this remarkable, unusual history. (b&w photos, notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
When railroads came into use in America in the 1830s, they were ``owned, built, and run by men.'' In 1838, the first women became employed by the railroads in domestic service jobs. Read full book review >

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INFECTED by Sophie Littlefield
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Meant to be a fast-paced teen thriller, this instead is a derivative novel that is readable but all-too-familiar. (Thriller. 14-18)"
This is a tale with all the elements popular in this phase of 21st-century teen lit, ranging from first (but oh-so-true) love to Eastern European bad guys to the age-old supermensch. Read full book review >

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WHAT BINDS US by Larry Benjamin
Released: March 19, 2012

"Earnest, heartfelt and thoughtful."
Benjamin's novel explores a gay couple's maturing relationship. Read full book review >

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HATE TO LOVE YOU by Elise Alden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2014

"With lust, passion and ire to spare, Alden's freshman offering doesn't disappoint."
A debut novel that illustrates the fine line between love and hate. Read full book review >

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A GRAVE CALLING by Wendy Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2017

"Readers of this taut mystery don't need dowsing rods to detect series potential."
Is it a gift or a curse that Julie Hall has the ability to divine the whereabouts of dead bodies? Read full book review >

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66 METRES by J.F. Kirwan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2016

"A hearty mix of suspense, action, and a bit of espionage."
In this debut thriller, a Russian woman trying to save her sister races to retrieve a powerful device from its aquatic hiding spot. Read full book review >

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PITCH IMPERFECT by Elise Alden
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 20, 2014

"Alden's smart, savvy writing, blended with the traditions of the Scottish moors, creates a charming, multifaceted narrative that's rife with sexual tension."
In Alden's (Hate to Love You, 2014) romance novel, a woman returns to her Scottish hometown and to an old flame she had spurned. Read full book review >