Search Results: "Deborah Perry Piscione"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"A valuable glimpse of a mecca of innovation."
Solid overview of the world's "global innovation capital." Read full book review >

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THE DESCENT OF MAN by Grayson  Perry
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 30, 2017

"A gender-studies primer that translates academic jargon into conversational argument."
It's a man's world, and we're all the worse for it, according to this concise survey of gender issues and challenges. Read full book review >

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HAS TO BE LOVE by Jolene Perry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Breathtakingly earnest emotions packaged in a contrived narration. (Fiction. 13-16)"
A Mormon high school senior in small-town Alaska struggles with scars—both internal and external. Read full book review >

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THE SAME PLACE BUT DIFFERENT by Perry Nodelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"Too gory for some, but fans of the unusual and macabre will be gripped right through to the satisfying conclusion. (Fiction. 10- 14)"
Someone has left a door open from another world and ``Strangers,'' or fairies, have invaded modern-day Winnipeg. Read full book review >

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A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PLACE by Perry Nodelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"The farcical bits and Johnny's sarcasm may appeal to some readers, but this weak outing is better in its parts than its sum. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Wiseguy Winnipegian Johnny Nesbit is again trapped in the Strangers' green-skied land in this thin but occasionally raunchy sequel to The Same Place but Different (1995). Read full book review >

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LEONARD NIMOY'S PRIMORTALS: TARGET EARTH by Steve Perry
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 17, 1997

"More like space-politician-contact than alien-contact: creaky and forgettable, all puff and no substance."
Alien-contact curtain-raiser developed from a comic book series. Read full book review >

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BEDFORD SQUARE by Anne Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Only the solution, coming a few quick breaths before the last page, is a letdown. (Mystery Guild main selection; author tour)"
The latest grand address to suffer the blight of Victorian crime is General Brandon Balantyne's house in Bedford Square, whose doorstep, one early morning in 1891, is adorned with a cooling corpse. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2010

"A lively history, though better at describing media sensationalism than the women who were caught up in its whirlwind."
A chronicle of the wild spring and summer of 1924, when Chicago was afflicted with a seeming epidemic of female murderers. Read full book review >

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NO OTHER TALE TO TELL by Richard Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 1994

"Perry (Montgomery's Children, 1983) comes up with some tender, satisfying bits and pieces, but her sugarcoated ending doesn't make this story any easier to swallow."
Murky mysticism meets historical saga in a lyrically written but fragmented account of a storyteller's attempt to unearth and overcome the buried history of her black family and its hometown, sleepy Kingston, NY. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 1993

This breezy, superficial book is a ``violently unauthorized biography'' of America's notorious ``outlaw'' journalist. Read full book review >

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HALF MOON STREET by Anne Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"For fans of prolific Perry, a comfortably stalwart contribution to the Pitt canon (Bedford Square, 1999, etc.); others might be better served by starting earlier on. (Author tour)"
Bereft for three weeks of his wife and children, Supt. Read full book review >