Search Results: "Connie Mariano"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITE HOUSE DOCTOR by Connie Mariano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2010

"An interesting, behind-the-scenes glimpse of life at the White House."
A memoir by a Navy physician whose patients were U.S. presidents and their families. Read full book review >

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HOW TO LIVE LIKE A VIKING WARRIOR by Anita Ganeri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Bloodthirsty readers may be a little disappointed by these quick stabs at high-interest, if extinct, occupations. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
A 10th-century Norwegian jarl's son lays out the training, gear, and attitude requisite for a proper Viking life (and death). Read full book review >

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Released: June 27, 2017

"There have been many recent books on the workings of the mind, and while this one doesn't quite stand out with the best of the pack, it rewards readers with many useful insights."
An exploration of recent discoveries in neuroscience and the ways in which we perceive and interpret the world. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURER'S GUIDE TO DRAGONS (AND WHY THEY KEEP BITING ME) by Wade Albert White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Fans of the first will not be disappointed with this humorous sequel. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this sequel to The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes (2016), Anne, Penelope, and Hiro are back for a second round of hilarity and impossible adventures. 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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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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BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MY ROTTEN FRIEND by Stephanie J. Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"While zombies appear to be the creature of this Halloween season, look elsewhere for an entertaining reading experience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A friendship between a girl and a zombie goes awry. The results are downright frightening. Read full book review >

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MILO SPECK, ACCIDENTAL AGENT by Linda Urban
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Imaginative, kooky, but too devoid of reality to be fully engaging, this story is likely to score with its demographic but will not find converts outside it. (Adventure. 8-12)"
When a boy is magically transported to Ogregon, a world of gigantic but mostly small-brained ogres, he must figure out not only how to escape before being eaten, but also how to rescue a group of captives and plug the hole between worlds. Read full book review >