Search Results: "Chelsea Haywood"


BOOK REVIEW

90-DAY GEISHA by Chelsea Haywood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 9, 2009

"An entertaining but shallow read that reveals more about the author than Japan."
The high and low times of a temporary hostess in Japan. Read full book review >

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CHELSEA by Paul Ogden
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 1992

"Candid and appealing—both as a treatise on deafness and signal dogs, and for its human-animal sentiments. (Twenty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
In this lively memoir, Ogden (Communicative Disorders/California State Univ. at Fresno; co-author, The Silent Garden, 1982) eloquently explains what it's like for a deaf person to function in a hearing world—and how Chelsea, a well-trained ``signal dog,'' adds dimension to his life. Read full book review >

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CHELSEA MORNING by Joni Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A little overblown for Mitchell, but there will be an audience. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Along with the dubious trend of celebrities writing books for children, there's a rather less dubious one of making songs, traditional and otherwise, into picture books. Read full book review >

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CHELSEA SMILE by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2007

"This time, though, the daisy chain of interrogations is unrelieved by humor, penetration, variety or surprise, making this one of sturdy Hennessey and Yellich's dullest procedurals."
The death of a man left comatose by an attack five years ago turns a Grievous Bodily Harm case into a murder for Hennessey and Yellich. Read full book review >

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PERFECTLY CHELSEA by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2004

"A nice touch at the end is when the beloved older minister leaves for a new church and is replaced by a woman. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Yes, nine-year-old Chelsea, whose family life revolves around church activities, is perfect most of the time. Read full book review >

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CHELSEA MANSIONS by Barry Maitland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Satisfyingly rich fare for puzzle addicts and conspiracy theorists alike, capped by a string of climactic fireworks that are still exploding in the very last paragraph."
A pair of murders apparently related only by their proximity in time and place—London's normally homicide-free Chelsea district—provides the latest challenge for the Met's DI Kathy Kolla and DCI David Brock (Dark Mirror, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMY CHELSEA STACIE DEE by Mary G. Thompson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An intelligent, tense psychological drama. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A kidnapped girl returns home after six years. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN CHELSEA by Victoria Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2013

"Thompson's latest tour of early-19th-century New York (Murder on Fifth Avenue, 2012, etc.) combines the requisite historical details with a surprise ending that bodes well for future entries in this enjoyable series."
A child's mysterious background puts her life in danger. Read full book review >

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THE CHELSEA GIRL MURDERS by Sparkle Hayter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2000

"Frenchman."
All News Network exec Robin Hudson's bad luck with men (The Last Manly Man, 1998, etc.) continues—accelerates, really—when a fire drives her from her New York apartment to the legendary Chelsea Hotel, and this really cute guy she's just met drops dead at her feet. Read full book review >

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CHELSEA MARTIN TURNS GREEN by Becky Thoman Lindberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1993

"EWSLUGp1991. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Not only does Chelsea color her face with what turns out to be an indelible magic marker for a St. Read full book review >

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SPEAK UP, CHELSEA MARTIN! by Becky Thoman Lindberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

Third-grader Chelsea's divorced mother has always told her to stand up for herself, but Chelsea has found it easier to let others take charge; however, now it's time for action. Read full book review >

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MERMAID IN CHELSEA CREEK by Michelle Tea
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 21, 2013

"The ornate literary style and grim themes make this read more like a story about adolescence for adults than one aimed at actual teens. (Magical realism. 12 & up)"
An avant-garde author's fantasy debut is exquisitely written but draining in its unrelenting ugliness. Read full book review >