Search Results: "Deborah Grabien"


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DEBORAH by Esther Singer Kreitman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Essentially a curiosity, of some documentary value, but only marginal literary interest."
Accusatory autobiographical fiction, first published in 1936 as The Devil's Dance, enumerates the frustrations of an intellectually curious woman denied opportunities for education and self-expression. Read full book review >

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MATTY GROVES by Deborah Grabien
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Penny and Ringan may be the most appealing couple of modern mystery, and Grabien again provides terrific historical tidbits."
Historical ghosts threaten to disrupt a prestigious arts festival. Read full book review >

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DARK’S TALE by Deborah Grabien
ADVENTURE
Released: March 23, 2010

"Still, the graceful prose, deft blending of realism with fantasy and irresistible feline protagonist make this a natural fit for fans of Erin Hunter's Warriors books and similar tales. (Animal fantasy. 10 & up)"
An abandoned cat struggles to find her place within the fragile balance of nature in this fine animal fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE FAMOUS FLOWER OF SERVING MEN by Deborah Grabien
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 17, 2004

"Welcome darker undertones expand the range of the debut's refreshingly offbeat sleuthing, more focused this time on unraveling an academic puzzle than exposing a killer."
A mournful French ghost haunts a London theater. Read full book review >

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NEW SLAIN KNIGHT by Deborah Grabien
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 20, 2007

"Even those who don't believe in ghosts will enjoy this illuminating window into the past, complete with musical and historical tidbits."
A summer holiday in glorious Cornwall turns into a ghost-plagued nightmare. Read full book review >

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CRUEL SISTER by Deborah Grabien
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 2006

"Worth reading if only for the fine glimpse of the Bodleian's vaulted ceiling. And it just might make you spare a kind thought for poor Anne of Cleves."
A modern-day design researcher is haunted by a tortured troubadour and a whimpering lassie. Read full book review >

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ROCK & ROLL NEVER FORGETS by Deborah Grabien
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2008

"The author of the Haunted Ballad series (New-Slain Knight, 2007, etc.) comes up with something worlds apart but equally pleasing: a deft mystery nicely integrated with a fascinating backstage look at a rock star's life."
An aging rock star and his live-in lady become involved in a murder. Read full book review >

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THE WEAVER AND THE FACTORY MAID by Deborah Grabien
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 8, 2003

"Although unthreatening ghosts produce low-voltage thrills, pastoral warmth and sunny prose from Grabien (Plainsong, 2000, etc.) entertain."
Nineteenth-century ghosts whose story is enshrined in a folk ballad haunt a British country cottage. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An odd hybrid in which the personal and political awkwardly jostle one another and tend to get hopelessly mixed up in the fray."
Expressly following the feminist dictum that ``the personal is political,'' Pogrebin (Among Friends, 1986; Family Politics, 1983, etc.), a founding editor of Ms. magazine, mixes memoir with reportage to chart her dual commitment to Judaism and feminism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2002

"Unmarred by self-pity, an arresting story that women and men suffering from heart disease will find, well, heartening."
A commanding chronicle of a year in a woman's recovery from an unexpected and near-fatal heart attack. Read full book review >

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THE HUMMINGBIRD by Stephen P.  Kiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"Tackles but ultimately oversimplifies thorny issues."
A hospice nurse, baffled by her husband's drastic personality change after his third deployment to Iraq, gleans valuable lessons from a dying World War II historian. Read full book review >

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DESIGNATED DAUGHTERS by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Though Maron (The Buzzard Table, 2012, etc.) unearths more of Deborah's family history for long-term fans, the main story is often burdened by too many characters and their tangential relationships."
The unlikely murder of an elderly relative sends a judge and her husband scurrying to investigate family history in order to find out who stands to gain from an old woman's death. Read full book review >