Search Results: "Colette McBeth"


BOOK REVIEW

PRECIOUS THING by Colette McBeth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A darkly fraught friendship lies at the heart of this spellbinding thriller."
TV journalist Rachel Walsh has been summoned to a press conference to cover the disappearance of a young woman. It's all standard operating procedure until she sees the poster of the missing woman: Clara O'Connor, her best friend. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE I LEFT BEHIND by Colette McBeth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Spellbinding and surprising."
From beyond the grave, a brutally murdered woman watches as her killer's accidental survivor begins to piece together disturbing clues. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Vivid, lively, and informative, with a secure grip on reality combined with a conviction that, at 50 and beyond, not only is the glass half full, it's ready for a refill."
The best so far of the recent spate of ``this is what 50 is like'' books from women leading the Baby Boomers into middle age. Read full book review >

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THE CONSEQUENCES by Colette Freedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Familiar ground that's been done better before."
Freedman's (The Affair, 2013, etc.) new novel picks up where her previous left off: Now that the wife has confronted the mistress, can a marriage survive? Read full book review >

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DEAD AND GANACHE by Colette London
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Chocolate lovers will appreciate the detailed information on all things chocolate; the less besotted may find the heroine too ditzy to be a credible sleuth."
A chocolatier's caring nature and lack of self-preservation skills put her in danger yet again. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2000

"The assumption of men's ill-will and bad behavior toward women will doubtless rankle many male readers, but women's study groups should find this convincing and comforting—if not downright inspiring."
A feisty challenge to the notion that females are the weaker sex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"Engagingly written, but essentially a reworking of the territory of the author's earlier books, without many surprises. (Author tour)"
The Cinderella Complex revisited, this time with dollar signs added. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Expect the warmest response from a nonprofessional audience."
Again, Dowling (Perfect Woman, 1988, etc.) uses personal experience—her daughter's depression—as the springboard for her writing, this time arguing for the primary role of brain biochemistry in a large number of illnesses frequently considered biological in origin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

My Life by Colette Keefe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 2015

"Convincing, if overwhelming, account of abuse."
In her debut memoir, a 55-year-old Canadian woman relates her experiences with childhood sexual abuse, a narcissistic mother, and mental illness. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF M. DULONG by Colette Inez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"An account of a life that tugs at your heart as it wows you with its silken clarity."
A memoir of considerable elegance, built from the rubble of a childhood, by poet Inez. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANGEROUSLY DARK by Colette London
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A minor mystery supplemented with romance, a brace of recipes, and a loving description of the food scene in Portland."
A chocolate expert tries her hand once more as an amateur sleuth. Read full book review >