Search Results: "Carol Quinn"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"Despite some repetitive moments, this uplifting memoir encourages reflection and goal-setting, all within the ever-popular narrative framework of the human-dog bond."
An advertising executive and screenwriter sets out on a path to self-discovery and personal fulfillment by participating in dog agility training. Read full book review >

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HOT NEW RELEASES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

This week I’m wishing desperately to be at BEA, but since I can’t manage that, I’m immersing myself in some great reads. You too?

Over the past month, I was lucky enough to get my hands (and ears) on a few new releases from some favorite authors.

If you’ve had the chance to read any of these, I’d ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE COLORING BOOK by Colin Quinn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2015

"Dark and gritty comedy served with just a little too much rancor. Quinn squanders a promising opportunity in a memoir that ping-pongs between bar-stool pontification and bad-boy confessional."
The comedian and former Saturday Night Live Weekend Update host tackles race and political correctness. Read full book review >

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THE DOG WHO KNEW TOO MUCH by Spencer Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Human cunning and canine smarts triumph once again."
Backcountry hiking turns out to be no walk in the park for the indomitable Chet and his human partner Bernie. Read full book review >

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MARIE CURIE by Susan Quinn
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Quinn's study makes it clear that Curie's twin passions—for life and for science—sustained her thorough formidable personal tragedies and public catastrophes. (Book-of-the-Month Club/History Book Club/Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selections)"
A touching, three-dimensional portrait of the Polish-born scientist and two-time Nobel Prize winner. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"An amusing and informative memoir about an alternative approach to education."
A mother's candid and humorous account of the exploits of homeschooling her child. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A relentlessly captivating study of two remarkable individuals who helped extend the roles of American women in the public policy realm."
A dual biography of the 30-year relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) and Lorena Hickok (1893-1968). Read full book review >

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THE LION OF ST. MARK by Thomas Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"As history, okay. As polemic, obvious. As historical fiction, merely so-so."
There's no rest for a late-Renaissance Venetian. When there's a lull in making a fortune or harassing the infidel, there's always an intrigue to be made against some other Venetian. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF B by Daniel Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"The combination equals Quinn, and makes for a helluva rant."
Loose sequel to Quinn's debut novel, Ishmael (1992), the odd and controversial winner of the $500,000 Turner Tomorrow Award. Read full book review >

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THE SUM OF ALL KISSES by Julia Quinn
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Charmingly romantic, with compelling edges of dark conflict and sexual tension."
Sarah Pleinsworth and Hugh Prentice have good reasons for disliking each other, so neither expects the attraction that springs up when they're forced to spend time together; however, there are a wealth of secrets and obstacles they must overcome to win happiness. Read full book review >

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WOOF by Spencer Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Utterly charmed by a spunky girl and her charismatic canine, mystery fans will find themselves looking forward to a return to the little bayou town of St. Roch. (Mystery. 8-12)"
In a Louisiana bayou town, a girl and her dog set out to solve a mystery, battling bad guys and big gators along the way. Read full book review >