Search Results: "Dorothy Emerling"


BOOK REVIEW

ALONG THE SEASHORE by Ann C. Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"Throughout, Cooper invites readers to search back through the pages for details, inspiring careful reinspection of text and art. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
A handsome and useful beginning guide in the Wild Wonders series, to the plants and animals of the Pacific Coast of North America. Read full book review >

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IN THE FOREST by Ann C. Cooper
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1996

"Economical, effective, and charming. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Animals—rabbit, salamander, opossum, deer, bobcat, bat, owl, mouse—from the forest ecosystem are briefly described and illustrated in soft color-pencil drawings in this entry in the Wild Wonder series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 12, 1986

"A knotty confusion of names, places and schemes, but overall an engrossing, often witty portrayal of the early throes of commerce, fleshed out with satisfying characters and complex alliances."
A bumbling lummox turned business superstar in 15th-century Europe is the hero of the first volume of a promised historical series, by the author of several mysteries and the Francis of Lymond novels. Read full book review >

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KITTY AND ME by Dorothy Stott
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"Printed on sturdy stock that will stand up to many rereadings. (Picture book. 1-5)"
One of a pair of unusually well-designed and appealing flap books (the other is Puppy and Me, ISBN 0-525-45080-7). Read full book review >

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ANGELS OF THE SWAMP by Dorothy Whittaker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 1991

"Not a deep tale, but pleasantly optimistic and vividly realized. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Two runaways and an older teenager join forces to build new lives—in a sunny first novel set in Depression-era Florida. Read full book review >

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OBJECT OF YOUR LOVE by Dorothy Speak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"Alice Munro would surely approve."
A fine collection of nine edgy, vivid stories, most of which appeared first in Canadian periodicals, by an Ottawa writer who has been hailed as "the new Alice Munro." Read full book review >

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NO LAUGHING MATTER by Dorothy Simpson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 1993

"The author is coasting in this one—its piddling contrivances, dull characters, and somnolent pace will win no new fans for the usually reliable Inspector, who, it is to be hoped, will be back on track for number 13."
Sturrenden's Inspector Luke Thanet's 12th case (Wake the Dead, etc.) has him investigating the death of vineyard owner Zak Randish, found in his office amid a welter of blood and broken glass. Read full book review >

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A PALM FOR MRS. POLLIFAX by Dorothy Gilman
Released: April 1, 1973

"The following will be after this — in a single bound."
That alter ego of hearthside matrons takes care of espionage, murder and sinister Arabs holding countrymen as hostages (a coup back home) in a luxury convalescent hotel in Switzerland. Mrs. Pollifax's mission is to find a cache of plutonium, which she does of course, but her contact is murdered, and when she becomes curious about a frightened Arab boy, enemies tighten the net. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 4, 2008

"A memoir begging for an editor."
An epic autobiography that's part chronicle of American life gone-by and part diatribe against controlling men. Read full book review >

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THE PHOTOGENIC SOPRANO by Dorothy Dunnett
Released: Sept. 26, 1968

"The story, a second-rate British import, wanders all over the place and so might your interest."
The soprano (photogenic is an unlikely wish fulfillment) is diva Toni Rossi, who with her various perfumes (Hermes, Patou, Ma Griffe, Sortilege) and jewels (rubies, emeralds and cinnamon diamonds) flounders through the Hebrides, searching for a lover—an explosives engineer—and escaping attempts against her life and others. . . . Read full book review >

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DOOMED TO DIE by Dorothy Simpson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A quietly absorbing addition to a reliable series."
Another of Simpson's leisurely, well-crafted police procedurals featuring Inspector Luke Thanet and sidekick Mike Lineham, who are faced here with the murder of gifted artist Perdita Master, found dead on the kitchen floor of Vanessa Broxton's house, a plastic bag over her head. Read full book review >