Search Results: "Danelle Morton"


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MANAGING MARTIANS by Donna Shirley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 4, 1998

"Never say die! (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) ($65,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
To paraphrase the old soap opera: Can a rich girl from a small Oklahoma town find success and happiness married to her job as first woman manager of a NASA space program? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2003

"An agreeable visit with a chatty old friend."
With wry humor and good sense, the Emmy-winning Italian-American Mom of Everybody Loves Raymond offers advice, recipes, and reminiscences about personal and professional good and bad times. Read full book review >

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MISS D AND ME by Kathryn  Sermak
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Sermak writes of Davis' tutelage, 'she was training me for a world that was fading from view.' The author ably documents Davis' growing realization that, long before her death in 1989, her time was already passing."
A chronicle of the last years of a cinema legend as told by her personal assistant. Read full book review >

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HOW JELLY ROLL MORTON INVENTED JAZZ by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Morton's seminal role in jazz deserves both celebration and elucidation; this disjointed treatment mainly accomplishes the former. (author's note, recommended listening, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
Winter offers a speculative look at the life and musical career of jazz innovator Jelly Roll Morton. Read full book review >

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THE LAKE HOUSE by Kate Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"An atmospheric but overlong history of family secrets and their tormented gatekeepers."
A suspected kidnapping, a once-proud manor house, and a disgraced police officer all figure in Morton's latest multigenerational Cornish saga. Read full book review >

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RIO by Orde Morton
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A meticulously researched guide to one of the world's most famous cities."
Sweeping history of Rio de Janeiro that captures both its uniqueness and tumult. Read full book review >

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FIRE THE PRETTY GIRL by John Morton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2014

"An entertaining memoir about a successful corporate career."
Morton's autobiography focuses on his career path from the ordinary world of restaurant management to the exciting milieu of corporate speechwriting. Read full book review >

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THE NO. 2 FELINE DETECTIVE AGENCY by Mandy Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"The mystery is gossamer-thin, the detective work modest, the characterization ditto, and the puns—well, you already know how you feel about them. But everyone who suspects that cats have always run the world will be at least a bit curious about how that works out in an alternate reality."
Tired of watching Lilian Jackson Braun's Koko and Yum Yum get upstaged by that do-nothing Jim Qwilleran? Wish the sleuthing pets in Rita Mae Brown's tales had even more prominent roles? Morton's debut, featuring an all-feline cast running amok in something like modern England, is the answer to your prayers. Read full book review >

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17 CARNATIONS by Andrew Morton
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"Morton insists that Edward never really wanted to be king and implies that Simpson never wanted to marry him. A better book would begin in Spain and focus on the damning papers, saving readers all the silly bits and innuendo of Simpson's affairs."
Morton (William & Catherine: Their Story, 2011, etc.) takes a break from his unauthorized biographies of the rich and famous to dig into the archives regarding the incompetent King Edward VIII and his American wife, Wallis Simpson.Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"This otherworldly blog-novel will appeal to only the most adventurous readers."
A relentless, bizarre phantasmagoria rattled off in a series of bloglike episodes. Read full book review >