Search Results: "Cheryl Crane"


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THE DEAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL by Cheryl Crane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Hollywood insider Crane, daughter of actress Lana Turner, has lived Nikki's world in real life and fiction (The Bad Always Die Twice, 2011, etc.). She infuses her tale with humor and nuances that overshadow a middling plot."
A Hollywood insider turns investigator to keep her boyfriend's sister out of jail. Read full book review >

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POSTER BOY by Dede Crane
CLASSICS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"It's a three-hankie weeper. (Fiction. YA)"
Cruising along on the fringes of stoner life is cool with 16-year-old Gray Fallon. Read full book review >

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YOU MUST BE THIS HAPPY TO ENTER by Elizabeth Crane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Too often exalts glibness over insight."
Bad reality-TV concepts and self-help jargon dog the protagonists of Crane's third collection (All This Heavenly Glory, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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SYMPATHY by Dede Crane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2006

"An affecting work with a ring of authenticity."
Crane's intensely engrossing, well-wrought debut explores an unorthodox relationship between a trauma victim and her doctor in Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"Long and densely packed, but full of revelations about this important avatar of American Modernism. (illustrations, not seen)"
From the poet Hart Crane's surviving 1,200 letters, a choice selection of 350 (141 published for the first time, and others for the first time in full) that shed substantial light on his creative process, his aesthetics, and the key moments of his life. Read full book review >

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SOLD TO MISS SEETON by Hamilton Crane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"So although this entry in the long-running series (Miss Seeton Rules, 1994, etc.) has more mystification and less pottering about the village than usual, you'd need a Ouija board to put together the pieces before, or even after, Miss Seeton."
A crime wave in Miss Emily Seeton's placid corner of Kent? Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 2, 2011

"This quick read is a mixed bag of dark, disturbing stories, with a couple of literary gems."
A collection of contemporary short stories with some touches of magic realism. Read full book review >

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SKIN DEEP by E.M. Crane
ANIMALS
Released: March 11, 2008

"Still, fans of Deb Caletti and Sarah Dessen will probably enjoy it, and readers can hope that Crane's next plot lives up to her prose. (Fiction. YA)"
A thoughtful, lonely girl with a difficult mother and a fear of bullying, Andrea Anderson watches her classmates (a metaphor of stage and audience recurs throughout but doesn't quite gel) and stagnates. Read full book review >

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MISS SEETON UNDERCOVER by Hamilton Crane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1994

"A deep-dyed village idyll with a tiny, tiny mystery and a characteristic Rube Goldberg climax. (Mystery Guild selection)"
This hardover resurrection for Miss Emily Seeton, the retired art teacher whose sketches have made her an unofficial Scotland Yard consultant—but who's been confined to paperback since her creator Heron Carvic's death some ten years ago—finds her knee-deep in village intrigue. Read full book review >