Search Results: "Carmen Caine"


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ROMANCE
Released: April 23, 2013

"A fresh historical setting and a fun, if improbable, premise make for a comforting read featuring a couple worth rooting for from their first dagger-point meeting."
Set among princes and pretenders in 15th-century Europe, Caine's (The Bedeviled Heart, 2011, etc.) third volume in the Highland Heather and Hearts Scottish Romance series pairs a dashing spy with a reluctant assassin. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

This liberally illustrated survival tale makes reading as compelling as any of the recent accounts of Ernest Shackleton's contemporaneous ventures. Read full book review >

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THEY'RE COWS, WE'RE PIGS by Carmen Boullosa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Garc°a M†rquez's laurels remain undisturbed. (Author tour)"
They're Cows, We're Pigs ($22.00; May 1997; 192 pp.; 0-8021-1610-8): This first English translation of a popular Mexican author reputedly akin to Garc°a M†rquez is in fact a tedious tale (set mainly in the 17th-century Caribbean) of the life dared and enjoyed by pirates (``pigs'') as compared to the dreary mundane existence endured by ordinary people (``cows''). Read full book review >

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King Peso by Carmen Amato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A satisfying read with plenty of bad guys and a solid, well-defined heroine."
Emilia Cruz Encinos is back for her fourth outing as Acapulco's only female detective, once again confronting institutionalized corruption while trying to solve a string of murders. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Not necessarily uplifting, but often oddly entertaining—certainly more so than Giorgio's Memoirs of an Italian Terrorist (2003), which Aguirre's reminiscences complement."
A sentimental education among anarchists, Trotskyists and Tupamaros. Read full book review >

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ASH AND QUILL  by Rachel Caine
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 7, 2017

"A strong ensemble adventure, grim, gritty, and genuinely enjoyable. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Smuggler's son Jess Brightwell and his band of troublemaking Scholars face danger again in this third installment (Paper and Fire, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >

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PRINCE OF SHADOWS by Rachel Caine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Simply superb. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Should a successful author of vampire novels (Black Dawn, 2012, etc.) attempt to write an alternative Shakespeare? Thankfully this one did, as the results are delicious. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL CAINE'S MOVING PICTURE SHOW by Michael Caine
Released: June 12, 1989

Superstar Caine donates a short introduction to each of the ten groupings of mostly tired film trivia here ("Leading Ladies," "Tough Guys," "Never Work with Animals or Children," etc.), but the hundreds of nicely packaged tidbits could have been compiled and written up by anyone. Read full book review >

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LAST BREATH by Rachel Caine
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A gripping, original take on vampires. (Paranormal adventure. 12 & up)"
Absorbing suspense dominates this chick-lit vampire story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 17, 2009

"A refreshingly open and clearheaded account of the dirty side of law enforcement."
Infiltrator-for-hire Caine writes with disarming candor about going undercover everywhere from Newfoundland to Hong Kong. Read full book review >

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FOREVER ROSE by Carmen M. Oprea
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A predictable but entertaining time-travel romance."
In Oprea's debut romance, a widowed doctor in 21st-century Italy is mysteriously transported 300 years into the past, where he finds himself falling for a young countess who dreams of being an artist. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE THRESHOLD by Maria del Carmen Tapia
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"Avoiding facile sensationalism, Tapia's relentlessly detailed chronicle shows how idealism can lead to the repression of basic human rights."
A disturbing indictment of the methods and ethos of Opus Dei, from a devout Catholic who spent 18 years in the organization and worked at its highest levels. Read full book review >