Search Results: "Chelsea Haywood"


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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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THE RED HAT CLUB RIDES AGAIN by Haywood Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2005

"Potty humor worthy of the Golden Girls, plus musings on friendship and the metaphysical as true religion—all rolled into one."
A spicy sequel offers an engaging ode to the lasting bonds of southern sisterhood and life-begins-at-50 optimism that will melt the most cynical of Yankee hearts. Read full book review >

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OUT OF WARRANTY by Haywood Smith
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"In Smith's sure hands, this funny tale of unlovable misfits is a gentle, romantic surprise."
Can a middle-age woman with a chronic fungal condition find love, or at least decent medical coverage? She might find both in this unlikely winner from the best-selling Haywood Smith. Read full book review >

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NORTHMEN by John Haywood
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"An encyclopedic history of Scandinavia, her raiders, and the effect they had on world cultures—not necessarily a tale to curl up with next to a fire but certainly a sturdy reference book."
Dark Ages expert Haywood (Viking: The Norse Warrior's (Unofficial) Manual, 2013, etc.) sets out to chronicle the history of the Vikings, "an unprecedented phenomenon in European history…for the vast expanse of their horizons." Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"The book is useful, and its flashy contemporary format and the striking photographs that will keep it circulating. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
This well-written, informative entry in the Student's Guide to American Civics series serves as a good introduction to a complex and sometimes controversial issue. Read full book review >

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KILL YOU TWICE by Chelsea Cain
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Cain's abiding determination to outdo the suspense, plot twists and gore of each previous outing is both perverse and awe-inspiring."
A fourth match—a fifth, if you count The Night Season (2011), in which she's limited to a cameo—between Gretchen Lowell, the Beauty Killer, and Archie Sheridan, the Portland cop who alternates between locking her up and having sex with her. Read full book review >

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AS YOU WISH by Chelsea Sedoti
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Will inspire readers to explore the question: if you could have one wish, what would it be? (Fantasy. 14-18)"
To the casual passer-by, Madison, Nevada, is an ordinary, quiet town in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Read full book review >

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THE RED HAT CLUB by Haywood Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2003

"Much livelier than Smith's first (Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch, 2001). Great title and fabulous cover art will have readers reaching for it."
Rowdy southern feminist fantasy for women of a certain age. Read full book review >

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QUEEN BEE OF MIMOSA BRANCH by Haywood Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Derivative plot, limp humor, dull heroine."
Fifty-year-old divorcée starts over, in a lackluster first hardcover from Smith. Read full book review >

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A FINDERS-KEEPERS PLACE by Ann Haywood Leal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Mature beyond her years, able to make the best of a bad situation and blessed with impressive survivor skills, Esther proves an admirable heroine in this poignant story. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
As her single mother's mental state degenerates, a resilient little girl desperately tries to hold life together. Read full book review >

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EDDIE'S FRIEND BOODLES by Carolyn Haywood
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

"Only for collections with an insatiable demand for this popular author. (Fiction. 6-9)"
One last book (Haywood died last year at 92) from an author whose wholesome neighborhood stories are still widely read, if somewhat dated. Read full book review >