Search Results: "Conrad J. Castellino"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 8, 2012

"A doctor successfully turns his own experience of a heart attack and subsequent spiritual awakening into a guide to help others understand and cope with their own health issues."
In this intimate memoir of a doctor who faces a serious medical condition, Castellino shares how his tragedy transformed his own life and helped others. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"As complex as life itself, this novel addresses serious topics without taking itself too seriously. (Fiction. 14-18)"
There is a place where Arlo goes to break free—free from his mother's recent murder, his father's grief, his sister's progressing Huntington's disease. In this place, the Drone Zone, it all falls away and there is just the moment. Read full book review >

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HEAD INJURIES by Conrad Williams
Released: Oct. 12, 1998

"The family love that at last fills this vacancy is quite moving."
A debut novel that progresses like crisscross dreams in a damaged head, by a young Englishman whose work has appeared largely in horror and fantasy anthologies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Don't expect to learn why they call this land the Last Great Place; even as a miscellany, Conrad's sidelong glimpse of Montana never conjures much excitement. (Photos, not seen)"
A slow poke through Montana by Conrad (former editor of Horizons), a guy who likes a side dish of bile to accompany his travels. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON THE CARONIA by Conrad Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2003

"As one might expect from a sea story, though, there's a veritable shoal of red herrings."
Among the 2,000 passengers boarding the Cunard line's Caronia for its 1908 voyage from New York to Liverpool are the Singletons, who hope to marry their daughter Isadora off to a member of the British aristocracy; the very rich Openshaws, a frank-speaking Yorkshire couple; Ramsey Leach, a timid undertaker, and an equally shy spinster, Pamela Clyne; Theo Wright, a cyclist hoping to win the Bordeaux-to-Paris race, and his martinet coach; Stanley Chase, an antiques dealer; and Crippen-inspired pharmacist John James Heritage and his mistress, Carrie Peterson, who are in the custody of two Scotland Yard officers charged with returning them to England to stand trial for the poisoning of Heritage's wife. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by Conrad Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A massively detailed and generous assessment of a seemingly imperishable politician whose controversial career insures that this won't be the last word."
A lively, hugely sympathetic biography of possibly the most intriguing man to occupy the Oval Office. Read full book review >

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DEATH ON THE PATAGONIAN EXPRESS by Hy Conrad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"TV writer/producer Conrad provides mild mother-daughter tussling, an ingenious and highly improbable mystery, and suspects so forgettable that the culprit is even easier to spot than that telltale corpse."
A mother-daughter team of travel experts is invited on a luxury train trip across Patagonia during which Murphy's law reigns supreme. Read full book review >

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L.A. CANDY by Lauren Conrad
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Completely unremarkable, with an unresolved ending. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Everyday girls find their lives are everyone else's business when they're picked to star in a Sex and the City-style reality show. Read full book review >

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BLUE WILLOW by Pam Conrad
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Gallagher's artwork is lovely, crowded with incidentals from the story and setting; the faces are animated, sometimes peeking out at readers, and inviting them into the substantial text. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The 18th-century "blue willow" pattern, with its teahouse, hump-backed bridge, and willow tree, has inspired storytellers to shape a tale about the design's origins; here the fundamental elements of the story combine in Conrad's tale of love and loss. Read full book review >

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STONEWORDS by Pam Conrad
Released: March 25, 1990

"A satisfying thriller."
A 20th-century child intervenes in a 19th-century tragedy involving the ghost who has been her frequent companion and friend. Read full book review >

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TAKING THE FERRY HOME by Pam Conrad
Released: July 1, 1988

"Although there is much more here that has been well worked over in other YA novels, Conrad's well-rounded characters and skillful style lend fresh insight to the story, which is moving and memorable."
As she did in Prairie Songs and What I Did for Roman, Conrad deals again with a character who is finally revealed to be profoundly disturbed; here, however, by using Simone as one of two narrators, she takes the reader within the troubled psyche, creating an enriched, more thought-provoking personality. Read full book review >