Search Results: "Catherine Collins"


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

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 >

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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

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 >

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

WHO KILLED ZEBEDEE? by Wilkie Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Stylish and superlative entertainment: perfect for a wintry eve with the wind howling dutifully outside."
Collins's genius for intricate plotting and breakneck narrative pacing is vividly displayed in these two stories written after his masterpieces The Woman in White, Armadale, and The Moonstone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RESURRECTIONISTS by Michael Collins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Fast, witty, and fun: highly entertaining but also highly forgettable."
A fortune-hunting scoundrel helps solve a murder case, in a picaresque thriller from Irish writer Collins (The Keepers of Truth, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2013

"An eye-opening study of a growing industry, featuring a plethora of tips and advice for any reader, from patient to physician."
In this nonfiction exploration of the complexities and limitations of modern health care, Collins looks closely at the prescribing, testing and treatment practices of physicians across the nation and attempts to show readers how to be better informed when visiting the doctor. Read full book review >