Search Results: "Connie Fletcher"


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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 >

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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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MY DOG, MY CAT by Ashlee Fletcher
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Fletcher's first picture book is thoughtfully designed, with humor and a succinct text that will appeal to a broad age range. She is an illustrator to watch. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A simple and appealing story focuses on the differences between dogs and cats, with a patterned, predictable text that thoughtfully describes each divergent quality in concrete terms that preschoolers will understand. Read full book review >

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UNDERSTANDING SUICIDE by Connie Goldsmith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"An effective, compassionate guide to a subject that needs one. (source notes, glossary, selected bibliography, further resources, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Facts counteract stigma and ignorance in this guide. Read full book review >

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HIGHLANDER UNDONE by Connie Brockway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A smart, captivating romance that is both charming and intense."
A wounded Scottish captain devises a plan to discover the traitor who caused the deaths of his men, driving him undercover and forcing him to deceive and possibly endanger the vulnerable woman he's falling in love with. Read full book review >

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FLICKS AND TRICKS by Connie Davies
Released: Jan. 25, 2013

"A slow-moving, intricate but gratifying read."
Davies' debut novel, set in Florida in 1912, isn't as erotic as it appears to be at first glance; rather, it's a story of love, lust, and the troubles and secrets that come with having a family. Read full book review >

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BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY by Connie Briscoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 1996

"Briscoe's been touted as another McMillan or even a peer of Morrison's, but the stilted dialogue, heavy-handed moralizing, and plodding plot here keep her in a lesser league entirely. (150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Briscoe returns (Sisters and Lovers, 1994) to tackle 30 years of African-American history through the wide eyes of an Everywoman protagonist. Read full book review >

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PASSAGE by Connie Willis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2001

"Once again, Willis has developed an idea that bears all the authority of a genuine insight: disturbingly plausible, compelling, intensely moving, and ultimately uplifting."
New contemporary, near-mainstream outing for the celebrated author of To Say Nothing of the Dog (1997), etc. Joanna Lander, a clinical psychologist at Denver's Mercy General hospital, studies patients who've had Near Death Experiences (NDEs). Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL MURDER by Connie Dial
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 26, 2014

"The big reveal manages to be at once surprising, logical and untidy in wrapping up a case with more loose ends than Josie's domestic situation—and that's saying quite a bit."
A killer declares war on Hollywood's transvestite community.
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A LITTLE IN LOVE by Susan Fletcher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A worthy companion book, with storytelling strong enough to interest even readers unfamiliar with the original novel or its many adaptations. (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
The story of Eponine Thenardier, a side character from Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, is told here, from early childhood to untimely death.Read full book review >

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FALCON IN THE GLASS by Susan Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"The language will carry word-loving readers past the story's rough spots. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Moments of real beauty and mystery vie for readers' attention with an overstuffed plot glazed in magic. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2009

"Mostly for fans of the livelier second installment. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
George and Edie remain admirably stoic heroes, but dry prose inhibits this conclusion's pace. Read full book review >