Search Results: "Charles Temple"


BOOK REVIEW

CADILLAC by Charles Temple
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 1995

"Disquieting. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Better jump for your life, and never look back'' when Granny—reckless, oblivious, failing in her faculties, or all three—gets behind the wheel of her pink Cadillac. Read full book review >

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TRAIN by Charles Temple
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"For story hour sharing or quiet read-alones. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In his driving, rhythmic text, Temple (Cadillac, 1995) evokes all the huffing, puffing, swaying, clacking, rattling wonder of a long train ride—from daybreak departure to nighttime, when ``the seats go turning into beds.'' Johnson's loosely painted, full-bleed acrylics nicely capture the mood of the journey from every angle; sometimes he focuses on the passengers and interiors of the train, other times he views the train from the distant perspective of a man in jail or the cows in the field. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEDUINS' GAZELLE by Frances Temple
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"It would be too easy to find signs that this book lacks the characteristic polish of Temple's previous books; regardless, this one glitters with the intelligence and skill of a gifted storyteller, and will sweep readers along on an exotic, satisfying adventure. (Fiction. 11-16)"
Add this stylish, romantic tale of nomad lovers separated and reunited to Temples tragically short, but uniformly memorable, shelf of books. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN SHORE by Peter Temple
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2007

"The densely layered narrative is less a whodunit than a superior mood piece and psychological portrait."
An Australian cop sent to the hinterlands after narrowly escaping death finds that life in the slow lane is just as nasty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2016

"Not pleasant reading for the faint of stomach, but a valuable guide for serious, conscientious shoppers."
A disturbing look at how unscrupulous entrepreneurs can tamper with our food supply. Read full book review >

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RED BEANS AND VICE by Lou Jane Temple
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 2001

"Wacky plotting, but that madam is well worth spending an evening with—and the cuisine will have readers salivating."
Cutesy, red-haired, five-times-married Kansas City chef/restaurateur Heaven Lee (Bread on Arrival, 1998, etc.) is invited to New Orleans to participate in a fundraiser for the Sisters of Holy Trinity. Read full book review >

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BREAD ON ARRIVAL by Lou Jane Temple
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 1998

"Heaven's further adventures, preferably breadless, are anticipated."
Temple's hardcover debut features energetic, meant-to-be-lovable Heaven Lee, the five-times-married mother of 22-year-old Iris; girlfriend of medical resident Hank; and owner of CafÇ Heaven in Kansas City, Missouri. Read full book review >

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DEATH IS SEMISWEET by Lou Jane Temple
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 2002

"A brainless plot, but Temple includes yummy-sounding chocolate recipes, alas not sampled."
Who doesn't love chocolate? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 30, 2015

"A book that showcases and contributes to an African-American family's impressive record of achievement."
A Louisiana State University basketball player turned entrepreneur shares his principles for success in this debut memoir/motivational guide. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE RAMSAY SCALLOP by Frances Temple
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A throwback with a contemporary sensibility; an enchanting pilgrimage to self-realization, service, and love. (Fiction. 11+)"
In a remarkable departure, Temple (A Taste of Salt, 1992; Grab Hands and Run, 1993), turns from powerful, harrowing novels of today's Third World to a captivating 13th-century idyll. Read full book review >