Search Results: "Deborah Turrell Atkinson"


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FIRE PRAYER by Deborah Turrell Atkinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Interesting insight into Hawaii's growth problems and cultural clashes wrapped around a suspenseful mystery."
An island paradise harbors a deadly secret from the past. Read full book review >

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THE GREEN ROOM by Deborah Turrell Atkinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"The solution is a letdown, but intrepid Storm provides enough thrills, chills and tastes of Hawaiian surfing to create an exciting adventure."
Hawaiian attorney Storm Kayama discovers that surfing can be deadly. Read full book review >

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PLEASING THE DEAD by Deborah Turrell Atkinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Enough plot and menacing back stories to befuddle most readers who've enlisted for the scenic ride. Though not wanting for pluck, Storm (Fire Prayer, 2007, etc.) is definitely not the brightest attorney in the Islands."
Welcome to Hawaii, where the yakuza prey. Read full book review >

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PRIMITIVE SECRETS by Deborah Turrell Atkinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Atkinson's abundant local color can't overcome her dull, long-winded prose and one-dimensional plot."
First, Storm Kayama discovers workaholic Honolulu lawyer Miles Hamasaki, her mentor and adoptive uncle, dead at his desk; then she finds her boyfriend Rick in bed with another woman (dumping a pot of hot chili on the bed lifts her spirits only temporarily). Read full book review >

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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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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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WHERE OLIVER FITS by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A good-hearted, if somewhat confusing, meditation. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Oliver searches for his proper place. Read full book review >

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TO THE SEA by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A whale's tale that dives deep and surfaces with useful lessons about making, keeping, and helping friends. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Tim finds a whale beached on a street adjacent to his school and vows to help his new friend get back to the sea. Read full book review >

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MAXWELL THE MONKEY BARBER by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Atkinson's jungle denizens will easily charm one and all. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"Come to Maxwell's Barbershop! / For a trim or for a chop!" Read full book review >

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WHEN WILL THERE BE GOOD NEWS? by Kate Atkinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 24, 2008

"Like the most riveting BBC mystery, in which understated, deadpan intelligence illuminates characters' inner lives within a convoluted plot."
A third appearance for former police investigator and private detective Jackson Brodie in this psychologically astute thriller from Atkinson (One Good Turn, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"A lionized legend wrapped in truisms trumps crime in Mystic River country."
A journal of the year the author spent working with a p.i. firm founded by a much-decorated Massachusetts city cop. Read full book review >