Search Results: "Carole Katchen"


BOOK REVIEW

THAT SWEET DIAMOND by Paul B. Janeczko
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Newcomer Katchen's wonderful pastels, like chalk drawings in the rain, have the fuzziness of tender memories and fully complement the text. (Junior Library Guild) (Picture book. 7-12)"
From Janeczko (Home on the Range, 1997, etc.), an extremely appealing suite of poems that illuminate the plays and dramatis personae from before the game to after the last out. Read full book review >

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THE TOMB IN TURKEY by Simon Brett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2015

"The sitcom humor is anodyne but gently effective. There are so few suspects that you'll spot the killer early on, unless of course you're Jude, preoccupied with the men staring at her cleavage, or Carole, checking to make sure she's remembered to take along her Imodium."
Vacationing in Turkey, amateur sleuths Carole Seddon and Jude Nichol bring their unique combination of lightweight Fethering conflicts and murder most foul with them. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2011

"Say goodbye to Botox, nose jobs and chemical peels—here's your ticket to an easy, no-cost, non-surgical facelift."
Aesthetician and spa owner Maggio revamps her original exercise program to tone the facial muscle groups beneath the eyes, cheeks, neck and jawline. 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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DEATH ON THE DOWNS by Simon Brett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Occasionally witty, but Brett's send-up of the congenial village mystery needs more companionable protagonists than self-effacing Carole and cryptic Jude (The Body on the Beach, 2000)."
Weldisham, a rural village recently tarted up by London nabobs longing for a place to weekend in the country with all the mod cons, is in for a bit of a shock when Carole Seddon, from the neighboring village of Fethering, takes a walk on the Downs, seeks shelter in a derelict barn during a storm, and discovers two bags full of cleanly picked bones. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"His writings won—t put Abelard and Heloise, or for that matter, Griffin and Sabine out of business, but readers of a certain bent may still enjoy Colie's stroll down memory lane."
For incurable romantics only, a trove of love letters half a century old, written by an American soldier to his bride. 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 >