Search Results: "Cassandra Dunn"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ART OF ADAPTING by Cassandra Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"A neatly wrapped, happily-ever-after tale of a broken family that survives and thrives."
Dunn's debut novel treats readers to a family in transition—in other words, a taste of real life, plain and simple. Read full book review >

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SARAH DUNN
by Megan Labrise

Somewhere along the line in Lucy and Owen’s marriage, the sex tapered off. The makeup, high heels, and date nights went out the window. The poop wound up on the wall. Again.

“Why is there poop on the wall again?” Sarah Dunn writes in The Arrangement, a big, bawdy comic novel (starred review) set in the fictional Hudson Valley ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CLAIR-DE-LUNE by Cassandra Golds
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 14, 2006

"Twaddle—and sloppy twaddle at that. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Goopily sentimental, drearily didactic, with not a single emotion un-telegraphed or story trope un-pilfered, this forced effort will appeal to only the most unsophisticated romantic. Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF BROKEN HEARTS by Cassandra King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"A provocative treatise on the blessings and curses of marriage and middle age."
Alabama divorce coach tends to her flock. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON OF HANDALE by Cassandra Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 17, 2015

"A dramatic mystery lavishly studded with period details: Clark's best to date."
Sister Hildegard has a momentous decision to make as soon as she solves some murders. Read full book review >

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THE RED VELVET TURNSHOE by Cassandra Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"The hunt for Constantine's cross is ludicrously cartoonish; the search for the clerk's killer and Pierrekyn's subsequent trial are complex and satisfying. Hildegard is at her best at home in Yorkshire, but the rest of the story is worth reading for the view inside her vivid, earthy world."
Her second adventure (Hangman Blind, 2009) sends Sister Hildegard on a pilgrimage stalked by death. Read full book review >

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THE SUNDAY WIFE by Cassandra King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2002

"Carefully crafted but predictable. No surprises here."
An earnest debut about an unhappy preacher's wife. Read full book review >

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HANGMAN BLIND by Cassandra Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 17, 2009

"Deeply embedded in the historical events of the period, this is a rich tapestry; even the small figures are finely detailed and carefully situated in a dazzling array of events. An intriguing and evocative debut."
A medieval nun seeks justice for the poor and noble alike. Read full book review >

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VILLAGE AFFAIRS by Cassandra Chan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 8, 2006

"Gibbons and Bethancourt's second adventure is another enjoyably lighthearted look at murder among the upper classes."
Depressed ever since Annette Berowne dumped him (The Young Widow, 2005), Detective Sergeant Jack Gibbons relies on a juicy murder case to cheer himself up. Read full book review >

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THE PIRATE'S WISH by Cassandra Rose Clarke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"Thrilling action combines with surprising character revelations in this satisfying sequel. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
Swashbuckling, brash pirate Ananna fights her growing attraction to Naji, the Jadorr'a assassin once sent to kill her, while trying to break the impossible curse binding them together (The Assassin's Curse, 2012). Read full book review >

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OUR LADY OF THE ICE by Cassandra Rose Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"An ambitious novel set in a richly imagined world but impeded by its glacial pace."
A sci-fi mystery involving robots and revolutionaries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 28, 1996

"This work does feminists few favors, although, by its very shortcomings, it suggests just how valuable a cogent, unbiased, popular history of the last half century of feminism would be."
Failing to deliver on the title's ambitious promise, this is a scattershot look at feminism, sexism, movies, music, art, homophobia, violence, legislation, Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill, and whatever else crops up along the way. Read full book review >