Search Results: "Carole Ione"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"An unsparing, honest, and courageous family document. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Psychotherapist Ione's emotional family history focuses on the legacy of three generations of her African-American foremothers, exploring the roots of her own upbringing in a fragmented nuclear family. Read full book review >

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LESSONS FROM A FRIEND by Ione Hepburn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 18, 2017

"Both humble and wise, a poignant reflection on a life of perseverance."
A personal reflection on a life of emotional challenges and the lessons drawn from them. Read full book review >

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SHARP HORNS ON THE MOON by Carole Crowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A strong novel, featuring an unusually scary, mercurial ghost. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A lonely fisherman's daughter finds a dubious playmate in this suspenseful ghost story, set in a remote corner of a Florida island. Read full book review >

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WOMEN OF THE BIBLE by Carole Armstrong
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1998

"The book will entice both students of religion and of art history to further study, yet it stands so sturdily on its own as a satisfying survey that it's difficult to conceive of the forum in which it would not be welcome. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Armstrong (Lives and Legends of the Saints, 1995, etc.) continues her felicitous union of celebrated paintings with stories from the religious tradition, this time relating the achievements of a series of women in brief, biographical sketches and presenting their portraits by medieval, Renaissance, or 17-century artists from Cranach to Rogier van der Weyden. Read full book review >

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UNDERSTUDY by Carole Bellacera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Wooden prose and preposterous plot: so bad it's kind of fun. From the author of East of the Sun, West of the Moon (2001), etc."
Trailer trashette turns into rich girl. Read full book review >

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ISLAND GIRL by Carole Berry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Offbeat motivation, exotic ambiance, and some quirky characters: a pleasant diversion."
Another amiable adventure for Bonnie Indermill—temporary worker, permanent busybody (Good Night, Sweet Prince, etc.)—this time subbing for a vacationing friend at the Flamingo Cove Hotel in the Bahamas, as director of aerobics and other group activities. Read full book review >

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BREATH AND BONE by Carole Berg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 2, 2008

"Though the plot twists are sometimes obvious, the narrative crackles with intensity against a vivid backdrop of real depth and conviction, with characters to match. Altogether superior."
Second part of a fantasy duology, following Flesh and Spirit (2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR MARY GABRIEL by Carole Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2002

"An evocative portrayal of a Baton Rouge childhood, but hampered by contrived 'revelations.'"
Lawrence's debut alternates between 1995 and the early 1950s as an agricultural pamphlet-writer gets a wake-up call from the days when she was known as Bonita Gabriel. Read full book review >

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Recipes for Redemption by Carole Bumpus
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"An interesting survey of traditional regional French cooking for intermediate to advanced cooks and fans of Bumpus' novel."
This companion cookbook to Bumpus' novel, A Cup of Redemption (2014), provides recipes for traditional, rural French cooking, region by region. Read full book review >

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A NATURAL WOMAN by Carole King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2012

"A warm, winning read that showcases baby-boomer culture at its best."
An acclaimed singer-songwriter invites fans into her personal life. Read full book review >

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THE THREADS OF THE HEART by Carole Martinez
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"A three-part book that would have been more interesting without the extraneous details."
Debut novelist Martinez attempts an ambitious tale about a woman who creates remarkable transformations with sewing materials, but the story unravels before the end. Read full book review >

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MY YIDDISH VACATION by Ione Skye
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Cheery self-indulgence. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Ruth and Sammy's vacation to their grandparents' retirement community presents a nostalgic look at 1970s Jewish Florida, when Yiddish-rich English was the norm. Read full book review >