Search Results: "Connie Bruck"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2003

"A monumental piece of work, stuffed to the gills with both clean and dirty secrets, certain to be de rigueur poolside reading in Beverly Hills this summer."
The story of MCA and its unrivaled influence on the culture and business of entertainment under perhaps the most powerful man about whom most Americans know nothing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 1994

"By retaining her mental balance about her subject, Bruck allows the reader to enjoy mental balance as well."
This much ballyhooed book starts out slowly and seems derivative. Read full book review >

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PACIFIA by Y. M. Bruck
Released: March 13, 2013

"An appealing YA shipwreck story."
In Bruck's debut novel, three teenagers shipwrecked on an island must use their intelligence and bravery to find their way back home. Read full book review >

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DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS by Connie Goldsmith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Equally apt for research projects and as a single go-to source of information. (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
With myriad dietary supplements available in the largely unregulated market, this effort explores the value vs. the potential danger of these products. Read full book review >

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SISTERS AND LOVERS by Connie Briscoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Smoothly readable, but flat and uninventive. (First printing of 35,000; Literary Guild alternate selection; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Imagine Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale without the sex, the sizzle, and the funky humor and you have a fair idea of Briscoe's first novel about three black sisters and their problems with their menfolk. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"'Wholesome meals, enjoyed as a special celebration or as part of our daily routine, are an important aspect of the art of living,' Guttersen writes. Don't take her word for it; try it out yourself."
An update to Guttersen's classic cookbook features more than 200 new recipes capturing the flavors and body-smart cuisine of the Golden State. Read full book review >

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NO PLACE FOR A DAME by Connie Brockway
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 1, 2013

"Clever, sexy, fun and breathtakingly romantic."
The latest from RITA award recipient (The Bridal Season, 2001, etc.) and Minnesota resident Brockway. Read full book review >

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DOOMSDAY BOOK by Connie Willis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 1992

"Splendid work—brutal, gripping, and genuinely harrowing, the product of diligent research, fine writing, and well-honed instincts, that should appeal far beyond the usual science-fiction constituency."
Second solo novel (following Lincoln's Dreams, 1987) from an author best known for her strong stories (the collection Fire Watch, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2007

"A book disappointingly devoid of substance."
Is Ohio's junior senator planning a 2012 run for president? Read full book review >

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PURE COP by Connie Fletcher
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 1992

"Without the in-depth intensity of David Simon's Homicide (p. 527) and the confessional candor of Mark Baker's Cops (1985)—but, still, engaging, sometimes enthralling dispatches from behind the shield: a true-crime treat."
Chicago special-unit cops talk shop in a sure-footed sequel to What Cops Know (1990). Read full book review >

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WHAT COPS KNOW by Connie Fletcher
Released: Jan. 28, 1990

Chicago cops report from the urban front lines in Fletcher's fascinating oral dispatch. Read full book review >