Search Results: "Cindi Madsen"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE BROKEN PIECES by Cindi Madsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Intriguing. (Romance/thriller. 12-16)"
This interesting story of a girl who can't remember her earlier life (or perhaps lives) ends up as science fiction but works best as a portrait of a girl's first encounters with high school relationships and romance. Read full book review >

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U.S.S.A. by David Madsen
Released: June 19, 1989

Here, from the author of Black Plume: The Suppressed Memoirs of Edgar Allan Poe (1980), the story of an American private investigator who goes to work on a grisly murder case in US-occupied, post-perestroika Moscow. Read full book review >

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STANWYCK by Axel Madsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 13, 1994

"A comprehensive and intelligently balanced look at a great actress and star, marred by rather ordinary writing. (32 pages of photos, not seen)"
This first biography of Barbara Stanwyck since her death in 1990 is scrupulously researched and fair, if a bit stilted. Read full book review >

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VODOUN by David Madsen
Released: Oct. 21, 1994

"A fine frenzy of hectic overplotting, though overshadowed by both the recent explosion of historical pulp fiction and the sad march of Haitian headlines."
A voodoo curse turns Haitian history into a demented exercise in dÇjÖ vu—from the fevered, all-stops-out imagination behind U.S.S.A. (1989). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"In the end this book is little more than a who-slept-with-whom compendium; further proof of how ultimately unrevealing sexuality tends to be and, at least in Madsen's hands, how trite. (24 pages photos, not seen)"
This trashy, scandal-mongering history of lesbian and bisexual women in Hollywood remains readable in spite of itself. Read full book review >

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TUKI AND MOKA by Judy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"This animal-poaching tale provides a purposive, engaging-enough introduction to Ecuador's rain forests. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-10)"
When animal hijackers capture his favorite tamarins, a young boy living near the Amazon rain forest in Ecuador comes to the rescue in this latest in the Tales of the World series. Read full book review >

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FORBIDDEN MEMORIES by Michelle V. Madsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2017

"An inspirational remembrance intrepidly told."
A debut memoir recollects years of grim abuse and the painful path to recovery. Read full book review >

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A CADGER’S CURSE by Diane Gilbert Madsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Madsen's debut introduces enough mystery, enjoyable characters and literary tidbits (DD's a former English prof) to attract a wide audience for her planned series."
A Chicago insurance investigator's professional and personal lives collide as she works two different cases. Read full book review >