Search Results: "Diane Coyle"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"Decorated by a glamorous roster of friends and acquaintances (from Andy Warhol to Queen Elizabeth II), this biography is direct and unpretentious, but essentially insubstantial—much like the wrap dress. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Build a better dress and they will come: this is the theme of this celebrity autobiography by designer/jet setter Von Furstenberg. Read full book review >

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GDP by Diane Coyle
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2014

"Coyle does good work explicating a topic that few understand, even if it affects each of us daily. A pleasure for facts-and-numbers geeks, though accessibly written and full of meaningful real-world examples."
It's inadequate and misleading, but it's the best we've got. No, not Congress—we're talking about gross domestic product, the measure that economists use to tell us how we're doing. Read full book review >

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DIANE ARBUS by Arthur Lubow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"Despite limitations on research, Lubow sharply captures Arbus' restlessness, pain, and artistic vision."
Photographer Diane Arbus (1923-1971) was addicted to danger, sex, and human oddities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Tough trekking but well worth the journey for this top-rank economist's view from the summit."
A grim view of the economic future and suggestions on how to sway the outcome, one penny at a time. Read full book review >

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DIANE GOODE'S BOOK OF GIANTS AND LITTLE PEOPLE by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It's a thoughtfully organized book, suitable for almost any folklore collection. (Folklore. 5-10)"
Like her previous efforts in this vein (Diane Goode's Book of Silly Stories and Songs, 1992, etc.), Goode offers a diverse, accessible, and well-rounded collection of stories about people big and small, interspersing old favorites (``The Elves and the Shoemaker,'' ``Teeny Tiny,'' etc.) with more unusual gems: the West Indian ``Anansi and the Plantains,'' the Japanese ``Three Strong Women,'' and the wryly feminist ``Managing Molly.'' The book opens with a wise introduction and closes with Nancy Willard's ``Magic Story for Falling Asleep''just the right note. Read full book review >

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DIANE GOODE'S BOOK OF SILLY STORIES AND SONGS by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A perfect gift book that will also find many library uses. (Folklore. 4-10)"
Another attractive, well-planned volume in the style of The Diane Goode Book of American Folk Tales & Songs (1989). Read full book review >

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VIVIAN APPLE AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Katie Coyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"For readers who like their realistic fiction with a whopping side of satire. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
It's the end of the world as she knows it, but Vivian Apple does not feel fine. Read full book review >

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MURDER BY MOCHA by Cleo Coyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"An overly busy plot keeps this from being the best of Coyle's coffeehouse mysteries (Holiday Grind, 2009, etc.). But foodies will doubtless enjoy the appended recipes."
Mocha may be the inspiration for a series of murders. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN COURAGE by Harold Coyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2003

"Brilliantly immediate, a right-now novel with rounded characters, and indeed quite moving once the team falls into Syrian hands. Really well done."
Steel-jawed crafter of military thrillers Coyle, a Virginia Military Institute grad and 14-year Army veteran who took on the Oklahoma City terrorist attack but placed it in Idaho in Against All Enemies (2002), now digs a deeper trench of emotion than on any previous Coyle battlefield. Read full book review >

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TAKEN IN by Beverly Coyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"Emotional, interrogatory prose—heightened by omniscient commentary—memorably captures the jagged quality of a moving depiction of flawed, decent people trying to respect one another's differences and do the right thing."
A dramatic and unusually quirky portrayal of a shattered Florida family, by the author of The Kneeling Bus (1993) and In Troubled Waters (1990). Read full book review >

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CODE OF HONOR by Harold Coyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1994

"Another winner for Coyle and his ongoing cast of heroines as well as heroes."
A master of conjectural conflict, Coyle (The Ten Thousand, Trial by Fire, etc.) here musters his durable troupe of GIs in Colombia, where a corrupt, shaky government has requested US aid in its intensifying struggle with drug lords and a suddenly rejuvenated band of leftist rebels. Read full book review >

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THE INFINITY OF YOU & ME by J.Q. Coyle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Science-fiction fans will say 'You had me at ‘multiverse,' ' while those seeking an alternative to near-future dystopias will find plenty to entertain them here. (Science fiction. 13-18)"
A teen's hallucinations signal the dawning of a genetically inherited, critically important gift for navigating the multiverse. Read full book review >