Search Results: "Carole Maggio"


BOOK REVIEW

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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Released: March 1, 2001

"A serene portrait of slow-paced country life—and an arcane world of simple pleasures."
American-born Maggio (Mattanza, 2000) embarks on a journey to her rustic Sicilian roots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"A finely drawn portrait of a fishery, once so revered its prey was stamped on Carthaginian and Phoenician coins, now hanging by a thread. (30 b&w photographs)"
A handful of seasons among the Sicilian tonnaroti (tuna fishermen) are drawn with an appealing, lyric equanimity by newcomer Maggio. Read full book review >

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THE MUSIC BOX CHRISTMAS by Rosalie Maggio
Released: Oct. 23, 1990

His grandmother, Gabby, described Nick as "like a border collie—good-natured, hardworking, loyal, and a little bit anxious"—a lot like Gabby herself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"A fascinating event in the history of football, told in a humdrum style."
How the Fighting Irish used their 1913 game against favored Army to become a national football power. 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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >