Search Results: "David A. Price"


BOOK REVIEW

A PRICE TO PAY by George Smullen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"An extended drama that should satisfy fans of the genre."
The murder of an inmate five years before casts a long shadow in this ambitious but unfocused drama set in a maximum security prison. Read full book review >

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A PRICE TO PAY by Chris Simms
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Iona's second adventure is long on tension but short on logic."
The illegal sale of refurbished laptops places Manchester's Counterterrorism Unit on a collision course with Mossad. Read full book review >

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A PRICE FOR EVERYTHING by Mary Sheepshanks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 1996

"An enjoyably insubstantial look at the British upper crust and its desperate attempts to keep its houses together, both literally and figuratively."
An amusing though featherweight romp through the English countryside, this time pitting the love for husband against love for manor house, with predictable results. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A dense, credible, scholarly portrait of a missing piece of Jewish history. (Photographs)"
Fastidiously researched explanation for the emergence of Jewish women as radicals. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2008

"A heck of a yarn, full of vivid characters, reversals of fortune and stubborn determination: Pixar should make a movie out of it."
Brisk history of an entertainment juggernaut that is also the history of computer animation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2003

"A first-rate work of popular history, and sure to become a standard."
A graceful narrative history of the troubled Jamestown colony, "an entrepreneurial effort organized and financed by . . . a start-up venture." Read full book review >

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THE PRICE OF A CHILD by Lorene Cary
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Well-intentioned, then, if not noteworthy."
A slave seizes her chance to be free, taking two of her three children with her, and finds that freedom for an African-American woman in the 1850's is not without trials and temptations—in this smooth and sincere, yet overly placid, fictional debut from memoirist Cary (Black Ice, 1991). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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A PICTURE BOOK OF DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"Still, as an accompaniment to an introduction to the events of WWII and the 1950s, it will be useful. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
The zeal to extend interest in the "Greatest Generation" to young children brings the 34th US president to picture book readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PORTRAIT OF EMILY PRICE by Katherine Reay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Pretty writing and a dreamy setting bring focus to an otherwise hazy plot."
On a whim, a restoration artist marries a chef and moves to Italy, where she uncovers hidden artwork and family secrets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"An alarm call, but not alarmist. Less fluently written, but no less valuable, than Ellen Ruppel Shell's Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture (2009), which it neatly bookends."
You know the economy is in trouble when you can't find anything for a dollar in a dollar store. Read full book review >