Search Results: "Christine Byl"


BOOK REVIEW

DIRT WORK by Christine Byl
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 2013

"A beguiling journey of self-discovery."
A young woman's account of life on trail crews in two national parks. Read full book review >

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LEON AND ALBERTINE by Christine Davenier
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"In this triumphant picture book, Leon is equally appealing whether he reflects utter dejection or joyous abandon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A charming love story that makes gentle points about not losing one's true self in the pursuit of romance. Read full book review >

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THE WHIRLYS AND THE WEST WIND by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Ross brings just the right touch to this fanciful blend of license and responsibility, both in her brisk, tongue-in-cheek narrative and in softly cross-hatched, amusingly detailed illustrations of the wide-eyed kids enjoying and coping with their independence. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When the wind blows their parents away, the Whirly children check the phone book's emergency pages for help, but to no avail. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"Neither fully accurate nor especially engaging. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
The tragedy known as the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire marked a turning point in the development of the labor movement in the United States. Read full book review >

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UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY by Christine McGuire
Released: July 1, 1993

"A sequel is in the works."
California prosecutor McGuire fictionalizes a case of sexual domination reminiscent of her true-crime chronicle The Perfect Victim (1988), this time pitting alter ego Kathryn Mackay, driven Santa Rita assistant D.A., against Lee Russell, ``the Gingerbread Man,'' who kidnaps, abuses, and kills Hispanic women in revenge for his foster- sister's hot-and-cold come-ons to him years before. Read full book review >

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DEADLY PRACTICE by Christine Green
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 1995

"Kate, who's as appealingly wry as ever, deserves better than this who's-on-the-first-bed puzzle."
When Riverview Medical Centre nurse Jenny Martin is found dead in the trunk of her burned-out car, ever-practical nurse- investigator Kate Kinsella (Deadly Admirer, 1994, etc.) hopes it'll mean a chance to fill her shoes. Read full book review >

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SURFACE TENSION by Christine Kling
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"A few too many quirky sidekicks and cutesy family names, but first-timer Kling is surefooted whenever she's on deck or navigating Route A1A."
Make room for another tall, good-looking skipper plying the south Florida waters off Lauderdale—this one a female, Seychelle (Sey) Sullivan, captain of the Gorda, a salvage tug she owns in partnership with her two brothers, Madagascar (Maddy) and Pitcairn (Pit). Read full book review >

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OPHELIA’S FAN by Christine Balint
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"An honorable failure from a gifted author who will undoubtedly do better."
More intelligent, atmospheric historical fiction from Australian novelist Balint, though her imagined biography of the Irish actress who inspired Hector Berlioz lacks the visceral punch of The Salt Letters (2001). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"After a session with this lyrical book, the reader will understand, too."
A capable guided tour of a landscape unlike almost any other. Read full book review >

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TRAIL OF MURDER by Christine Andreae
Released: Nov. 19, 1992

"Let's hope not."
Beneath the forgettable title and the unlikely premise—D.C. poet/professor Lee Squires signs on as trail cook (!) for wealthy Cyrus Strand's private party as they explore the remote Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana—lurks a surprisingly accomplished first novel. Read full book review >