Search Results: "Charity Shumway"


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TEN GIRLS TO WATCH by Charity Shumway
Released: July 31, 2012

"A winning debut featuring the kind of witty, appealing good girl that captures readers' hearts."
A young woman gets the break of a lifetime at a popular magazine—now if only everything else (money, apartment, love life, entire professional future) would fall into place. Read full book review >

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CHARITY by Len Deighton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 18, 1996

"Even so, almost 18 months remain on Deighton's narrative calendar before the Berlin Wall comes down, suggesting to optimists that the author has world enough and time for more trilogies. ($100,000 ad promo)"
The final volume in the third of Deighton's Cold War trilogies to feature Bernard Samson, the star-crossed British intelligence agent who has yet to wear out his welcome. Read full book review >

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CHARITY by Mark Richard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Whether goofy and substance addled, or strangely naive, Richard's original voices invite you into a world that's both sad and surreal, and always worth the stay."
After the mixed reception of his first novel, Fishboy (1993), Richard returns to his strong suit, short fiction (The Ice at the Bottom of the World, 1989): stories (all have appeared previously in high-profile venues) that display a singular talent, with a rich and versatile style, ranging from tough-guy lyricism to the more defining tales of sad and forgotten children. Read full book review >

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CHARITY by Paulette Callen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Despite a few excessively lyrical flourishes, an unusually satisfying tale, combining an engrossing mystery, a lovingly etched portrait of a community, and an appreciation for the moral resilience of strong women."
Poet Callen's first novel, set at the turn of the century, tells of the love and friendship between two women—a story that, for all its up-to-date politics, is really an old-fashioned celebration of its title virtue. Read full book review >

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CHARITY GIRL by Michael Lowenthal
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2007

"Rich in period detail, swift-paced prose and deserved political outrage."
Harrowing yet inspiring, this historical novel explores a shameful secret—the internment, during World War I, of 30,000 American women suspected of having venereal diseases. Read full book review >

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CHARITY DETOX by Robert D. Lupton
NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2015

"Radical new methods that could take charity to a new, more effective level."
New ideas and approaches toward charity. Read full book review >

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FALSE CHARITY by Veronica Heley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Although the two heroines are cut from similar cloth, Heley's new series has a quirky vibe that edges it beyond its pedestrian plot."
The creator of Ellie Quicke (Murder of Identity, 2007, etc.) rolls out a new series featuring the Abbott Agency, which handles domestic crises with efficiency and discretion. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"The most important book on hunger and poverty in America since Michael Harrington's The Other America (1964)."
A magnificent work of engaged scholarship analyzing hunger in modern America and the private and public responses to it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

A convincing but dense history of the early years of the Red Cross, presented as a cautionary study in moral and political compromise and of assimilation into the international military machine. Read full book review >

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WITH CHARITY TOWARD NONE by Florence King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 1992

"She's got a point."
Queen bee of the it's-not-really-all-in-fun division of barbed humor, King (Lump It or Leave It, 1990, etc.) restrains her vaunted bawdiness a little here and presents an impassioned survey of the general condition of aversion to the whole of humanity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2016

"A searing and sobering indictment of the public health care system that highlights the inequality of treatment."
In the spirit of investigative journalism, this assessment of public hospitals paints a grim picture of health care for the poor in America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A trove of useful insider wisdom."
The former CEO of National Public Radio exposes the shortcomings of tax-deductible, not-for-profit organizations. Read full book review >