Search Results: "Carolyn G. Heilbrun"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"Unapologetically one-sidedand nobody could ask for a more eloquent, lucid, or intelligent advocate."
Former Columbia University English professor Heilbrun (Hamlet's Mother and Other Women, 1990, etc.) turns her considerable writing and analytical skills to understanding an icon of the women's movement. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A tough and lovely memoir, one that stokes deep admiration and gratitude for those who went before."
A memoir of hero worship lost and a woman's self found. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Drawing elegantly on the poets and authors she has taught and written about, from Andrew Marvell to Gloria Steinem, Heilbrun offers a glimpse not only of the rewards of aging, but of feminist battles fought and won."
This very satisfactory collection of essays celebrates the author's seventh decade as she looks back on it from her serene and energetic eighth. Read full book review >

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DANGER HIGH EXPLOSIVES! by Carolyn G. Hart
Released: March 1, 1972

"Kathryn and Martin are blown up by her own dynamite in the end — providing a rough sort of justice for everyone except the perpetrator of this shoddy exploitation of recent events."
Kenneth Larsen, mild-mannered university president, is faced with a violent confrontation when SDS provocateur Martin Henley organizes an anti-ROTC riot and Dean Gorman's all too human "mistake" (he orders police to attack the students) causes naive young people like Jake Stuart (fall term editor of the campus Gazette) to call for a strike. Read full book review >

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SET SAIL FOR MURDER by Carolyn G. Hart
Released: April 1, 2007

Henrie O's fans will find her long-anticipated return worth the wait. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE FROM PARIS by Carolyn G. Hart
Released: Oct. 4, 1983

"Competent, efficient, utterly predictable."
The scary but routine adventures of two American sisters in 1940 Nazi-occupied Paris, centering on the nerve-jangling business of helping to spirit downed RAF pilots out of Occupied Territory and back to England. Read full book review >

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DEATH COMES SILENTLY by Carolyn G. Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 3, 2012

"The series hallmarks are all here—the Christie-like clues, the multiple motives, the never-ending gossip, the mystery fiction allusions, the cats Agatha and Dorothy L—but where's the verve, the wicked surprise? Barely mid-level in this venerable series (Dead by Midnight, 2001, etc.)."
Did you hear the one about the mystery-bookstore owner menaced by an ax murderer? Read full book review >

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DEADLY VALENTINE by Carolyn G. Hart
Released: Sept. 1, 1990

"Finally, it's Laurel, free on bail, who engineers the long-in-coming denouement in a story irritatingly peppered with references to authors and characters in the mystery genre, including cats named Agatha and Dorothy L. A tedious tangle that owes more to Jacqueline Susann than to Christie or Sayers."
Sixth in a series featuring Annie Laurence (Something Wicked, etc.), owner of a bookstore devoted to mystery fiction and married to handsome Max Darling, who runs something called Confidential Commissions. Read full book review >

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RENDEZVOUS IN VERACRUZ by Carolyn G. Hart
Released: March 25, 1970

"Miss Hart writes at about—perhaps just above—the level of Amelia Walden; and if she's not one to avoid a cliche if it presents itself, you'll find the story has full value and goes down as smoothly as tequila with that pinch of salt."
All about Tommy and Natalie Mallory, an American couple who have traveled from Morocco to Mexico (but why?) and Maura and Lin Prescott, two students there. Read full book review >

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NO EASY ANSWERS by Carolyn G. Hart
Released: Sept. 11, 1970

"The crime itself is moderately gripping, the inter-officer relations considerably more so; but the larger scenario (including the death of Bart's proper-military brother in Vietnam) is so overdrawn that the questions are too easy."
That it's set on an Army base gives this a slight edge over other routeen confrontations-cum-mystery; but that it defines life as trickier than what's allowed by either Bart's anti-fascist pigheadedness or tire government's red-menace fear renders the whole story hyper-hortatory. Read full book review >

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OFFER OF PROOF by Robert Heilbrun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"An appealingly fallible hero who deserves the sequel an epilogue promises."
The pseudonymous Amanda Cross's son, a New York public defender, tosses his hat into the ring with a legal thriller about—what else?—a New York public defender. Read full book review >

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THE BIG WISH by Carolyn Conahan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2011

"Quirky and full of heart. (Picture book. 5-8)"
If wishes were dandelions, then... a whole town might go crazy. Read full book review >