Search Results: "Cherie Winner"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SUNFLOWER FAMILY by Cherie Winner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 1996

"While the information is somewhat technical for beginners, this is a beautiful book for budding gardeners and nature enthusiasts who already have some background on the subject. (full-color photos, diagrams, illustrations, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
In the Nature Watch series, an informative book that introduces readers to plants of the composite family, whose most familiar members are sunflowers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WINNER by David Baldacci
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 2, 1997

"Too preposterous to work as feminine wish-fulfillment, too formulaic to be suspenseful. (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection)"
Irritatingly trite woman-in-periler from lawyer-turned-novelist Baldacci. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSTANT WINNER by Carrie Fountain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Suited to an audience of like-minded, weary-to-the-bone readers who will find much to sympathize with in these pages."
Poems that commemorate, if not exactly celebrate, the state of motherhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AND THE WINNER IS... by Etta Kaner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Children will be fascinated by some of the animals feats cataloged here and may even be curious to see how well they might do in comparison. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
How do the different species stack up in the seven events of the World Animal Games? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"An intelligent, insightful and highly readable guide written by a veteran therapist."
Reitman (You're Okay But You Don't Know It, 2012, etc.), a seasoned self-help author, offers a thoughtful, compelling and practical guide on how to create happy, lasting relationships. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 1994

Six clean-cut criminal adventures for Alvirah Meehan, the $40- million-lottery-winning cleaning lady from Weep No More, My Lady, and her husband, Willy, who no longer sends bills for his plumbing jobs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINNER TAKE ALL by Sean Flannery
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1994

"Fine absorbing fare for devotees of what-if brinksmanship."
Flannery (Counterstrike, Eagles Fly, The Zebra Network), who also writes as David Hagberg (The Capsule, Desert Fire, Twister), here offers a multifront techno-thriller that turns on the power vacuums created by the Soviet Union's breakup. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIG THE WINNER by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Pig probably doesn't have any fans per se (who'd like the nasty little booger?), but his antics make learning good sportsdogship fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sore loser and sore winner is always a losing combination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"An unfocused analysis of what lies behind the desire to win."
Robertson (Psychology/Trinity College Dublin; Opening the Mind's Eye: How Images and Language Teach Us to See, 2003, etc.) looks at how success and power affect human behavior. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WINNER STANDS ALONE by Paulo Coelho
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2009

"The inconclusive ending validates our worst fears: There could be a sequel."
A serial killer arrives at the Cannes Film Festival, in New Age guru Coelho's listless thriller (Brida, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2012

"Written to clarify important global questions, this book deserves a wide audience."
Moyo (How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly—and the Stark Choices Ahead, 2012, etc.) warns about the dangers of international conflicts over land and resources. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINNER TAKES ALL by Suzy Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A zippy little visit with a likable 10-year-old. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ten-year-old Kate juggles new and old friendships. Read full book review >