Search Results: "Carole Byard"


BOOK REVIEW

ANGEL CITY by Tony Johnston
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"A quieter exploration of the toll inner-city violence takes on the innocent is hard to imagine, nor a lovelier. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a Los Angeles seemingly devoid of angels, one old man makes a step toward municipal redemption when he adopts a baby he finds abandoned in a dumpster. Read full book review >

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WORKING COTTON by Sherley Anne Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A brief, deeply felt portrait. (Picture book. 6-8)"
``We gets to the fields early, before it's even light. Read full book review >

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HUNGRY HILL by Carole O’Malley Gaunt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"The many full conversations are not transcripts of actual dialogue, yet they have the ring of truth—as do all these recollections of the loneliness of a girl growing up first without a mother and then without a father."
The pain-filled life of a teenager who lost her mother to cancer when she was 13 and her father to booze when she was 16. Read full book review >

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SO MANY REASONS TO DIE by Carole Sojka
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 2015

"A fine, explosive sophomore effort."
Small-town cops Andi Battaglia and Greg Lamont investigate the murder of Greg's ex-lover from Miami in this second installment of a Florida-set mystery. Read full book review >

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THE WIDOW'S GUIDE TO SEX AND DATING by Carole Radziwill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"No surprise that negotiations for a television series are already under way; think Sex and the City in black."
On the heels of her memoir (What Remains, 2005) about the death of her husband, who happened to be Jackie Kennedy Onassis' nephew, Real Housewives of New York regular Radziwill returns with a glib, comic, probably autobiographical novel about a young Manhattan widow looking for love in all the wrong places. Read full book review >

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THE DAEMON PRISM by Carole Berg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Nonetheless, enthralling and not to be missed."
Final installment of Berg's character-driven sword-and-sorcery trilogy (The Soul Mirror, 2011, etc.), again with all of the main characters reappearing—even the dead ones. Read full book review >

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NEWSLADY by Carole Simpson
Released: Nov. 5, 2010

"An honest, engaging self-portrait of a woman who forever changed racial and gender dynamics in media."
A journalist's trailblazing rise and swift fall in TV broadcasting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHOCOLATE LOVERS’ CLUB by Carole Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Calorie-free satisfaction."
Four British women commiserate and conspire over chocolate in the latest from U.K. bestselling author Matthews (Welcome to the Real World, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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GARDEN OF THE PURPLE DRAGON by Carole Wilkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"A map's magical appearance at the end leads in to volume three (already out in Australia), and at least one more chance for the author to make good on the opener's promise. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In this glacially paced sequel to Dragon Keeper (2005), Ping fusses, fumes, frets and eventually proves herself worthy of caring for the newly hatched dragon she's been given. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A remarkable exploration of pregnancy."
The diary of Maso's (Defiance, 1998, etc.) pregnancy. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND VARIATIONS by Carole Satyamurti
Released: Sept. 22, 2000

"On the whole, a pleasing collection."
Satyamurti is one of the displaced Oxford Poets who was fortunate enough to land at Bloodaxe when OUP summarily discontinued their distinguished poetry series. Read full book review >