Search Results: "Catherine Collins"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 3, 2007

"Thorough research and brisk prose propel a terrifying tale of greed, weaponry and geopolitics."
A pair of determined journalists trace the dark career of Abdul Qadeer Khan, who led Pakistan's successful quest for a nuclear weapon, then sold supplies and plans for similar devices to eager clients like Libya and Iran. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1999

"Interesting, if not always engaging, and the authors provide a good mix of personal and sociological observation with a decent historical survey of American planned communities."
A fairly objective look at the easily scorned planned community near Orlando, Fla., created by Disney to incarnate that company's vision of small-town America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Candid observations, presented in a satisfying and serviceable format."
Are teachers resourceful, industrious, and dedicated—or uninspired, pessimistic, and unwilling to be held accountable? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 4, 2003

"A modest but moving addition to the historical literature surrounding the Shoah."
Istanbul-based journalists Frantz and Collins bring to light a forgotten incident in WWII shameful for Allies and Axis alike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GERMS by Ross Collins
by Ross Collins, illustrated by Ross Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2004

"The premise of a good-hearted chicken-pox germ that can choose to work against illness doesn't make sense and belies the implied science education, but well-designed pictures provide cartoony amusement for the snot-loving crowd. (fact file) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sweet, eagerly gross illustrations improve this tale that's unsure whether it wants to be partly educational or just goofy. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE LACEY
by Vincent Scarpa

Ask Catherine Lacey for the origin story of her new novel, The Answers, and she won’t hesitate to give you the short answer: back pain. More specifically, an inexplicable and persistent back pain that greeted her in the midst of an emotionally turbulent period in her life marked by loss, upheaval, and complication; a time which occasioned, for Lacey, a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RELIC  by Renee Collins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Simplistic characters undermine an exciting, creative fantasy world. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Plot trumps characterization in this Wild West fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST SOULS by Michael Collins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 9, 2004

"Nicely done: relentlessly dark, unfailingly well written."
Ireland's Collins (The Man Who Dreamt of Lobsters, 1993; etc.) decamps to Amish country for a neatly constructed tale of murder and mayhem. Read full book review >

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EDGAR ALLAN POE by Paul Collins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Although Collins doesn't provide much new information, the clean, crisp narrative presents the puzzling Poe as a deeply troubled and toweringly talented artist."
The author of investigative books about literary and historical figures returns with a lean, swift life of the puzzling Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), whose life and death are as full of mystery as his famous tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEET JUDY BLUE EYES by Judy Collins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Despite Collins' tendency to lapse into high-toned idealism and compulsive name-dropping, this is a fascinating and even harrowing musical and personal reflection."
Famed folk singer's candid memoir about her survival in the music business despite a 20-year battle with booze. Read full book review >