Search Results: "Diane Atkinson"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Thorough but perhaps overlavish with detail."
A British historian's punctilious narrative about the tragic but colorful life of Caroline Norton (1808-1877), a neglected 19th-century champion of women's rights. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2010

"Not a page-turner, but Atkinson's balanced account justly gives its heroines their due and captures the jolly spirit with which they carried out their work."
History of the only two women permitted on the military front during World War I. 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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"An often engaging mystery from an author who will hopefully provide further series installments."
A case of corporate espionage becomes violent in a new mystery from Atkinson (Cached Out, 2015, etc.) featuring recurring hero Cliff Knowles, a smart, scrappy FBI agent.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2001

"An artful class portrait of a town seen through the lens of a game, a tight-throated personal journey back into youth, and a keen description of the life force that hockey can be."
Writing part memoir, part chronicle of a high-school hockey season, journalist and novelist Atkinson (Caveman Politics, 1997) takes readers along on his emotional ride as assistant coach of the 1999-2000 Methuen Rangers. 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 >

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I, EMMA FREKE by Elizabeth Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"How she reconciles the disparate halves of both her personality and her extended family becomes a poignant journey of self-discovery. (Fiction. 9-13)"
With vibrant red hair, an extraordinary intellect and a height of nearly six feet, 12-year-old Emma feels out of sync with peers and life in general. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 2, 2002

"The most thorough and satisfying history yet of the campaigns in North Africa. (Two 16-page photo inserts, 18 maps)"
First volume in a projected WWII trilogy by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Atkinson, who shows North Africa's desert battlefields inspiring America's raw recruits to rise up and defeat Nazi Germany's dangerous professional army. Read full book review >

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ONE GOOD TURN by Kate Atkinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 2006

"A technically adept and pleasurable tale, but Atkinson isn't stretching herself."
A murder mystery with comic overtones from the award-winning British storyteller. Read full book review >