Search Results: "Eleanor Kuhns"


BOOK REVIEW

A SIMPLE MURDER by Eleanor Kuhns
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2012

"Kuhns' focus on a closed community allows her to keep her story from drowning in period detail while emphasizing both the limitations and the charms of the Shakers' vanished world."
The winner of the 2011 MWA/Minotaur First Crime Novel Competition takes an itinerant weaver searching for his son to an unexpectedly tangled mystery inside a Shaker community in 1796 Maine. Read full book review >

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CRADLE TO GRAVE by Eleanor Kuhns
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2014

"An improbable opening gambit and the gathering revelations of even more improbable extramarital relations that abundantly justify Rees' verdict—'These incestuous small towns!'—make this the weakest of his three period adventures to date."
Revolutionary War veteran Will Rees' third case takes him from his home in Maine to the Shaker community of Mount Unity, New York, where accusations of child neglect blossom into murder. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN SALEM by Eleanor Kuhns
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 2015

"Rees and Lydia would have made better progress if they hadn't stopped to eat every few pages and Kuhns (Cradle to Grave, 2014, etc.) hadn't described every bite, along with numerous other historical details. Still, the Reeses make an amiable sleuthing team in a post-Revolutionary War setting."
An 18th-century weaver/detective steps into a wasp's nest of family intrigue when he takes on his fourth case. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S COLD DISH by Eleanor Kuhns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"Kuhns' fifth dispatch from the early days of a new nation, faster paced than the last installment (Death in Salem, 2015), builds mounting sympathy for its beleaguered leading couple."
In the 1790s, a New England weaver tries to solve a murder made to look like his handiwork. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A DYER by Eleanor Kuhns
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2013

"Kuhns' follow-up to Will's debut (A Simple Murder, 2012) offers a sensitive look into matters of the heart woven into a nifty puzzle."
Weaver Will Rees copes with family woes while investigating the murder of his childhood friend Nate Bowditch. Read full book review >

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ELEANOR by Johnny Worthen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2014

"A riveting supernatural character study wrought with the pains of first love and the struggles of self-acceptance. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
A teenage wallflower turns small-town Wyoming on its head as she grapples to hide the shocking truth of her identity in this paranormal romance. Read full book review >

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ELEANOR by Jason Gurley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"An ambitious novel that explores grief with elements of the fantastic but sometimes stumbles on its own implausible efforts."
In a novel reworked after a self-published debut, Gurley (Deep Breath Hold Tight, 2014, etc.) follows the lives of identical twins Eleanor and Esmerelda as they struggle through a reality that is shaped and reshaped by tragedy and mysterious, otherworldly events. Read full book review >

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ELEANOR by Barbara Cooney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An author's note supplies other relevant information. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
"From the beginning the baby was a disappointment to her mother," Cooney (The Story of Christmas, 1995, etc.) begins in this biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. Read full book review >

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ELEANOR & ABEL by Annette Sanford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2003

"Pleasant enough but curiously dull, with few surprises and little suspense. Best for those greatly devoted to love stories in the Bridges of Madison County vein."
Love among the geezers, rather staidly told but touching nonetheless, by Texas author Sanford (Crossing Shattuck Bridge, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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ELEANOR RUSHING by Patty Friedmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Depressing overall, but curiously affecting: Friedmann writes with a sensitivity that can touch the heart without falling prey to the sentimental. (First printing of 25,000; author tour)"
A lugubrious but moving account of a disturbed young woman's troubled childhood and adolescence, by New Orleans second-novelist Friedmann (The Exact Image of Mother, 1991). Read full book review >

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CONRAD & ELEANOR by Jane Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"A nuanced, pragmatic look at the long-married state."
Who contributes what to an initially happy, later failing marriage, asks British novelist Rogers (The Testament of Jessie Lamb, 2012, etc.), and can this marriage be saved? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"As this book eloquently reveals, Eleanor's light has not diminished. (b&w photos, index, not seen, further reading) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A worthy addition to the Makers of America series, this is a richly detailed and moving biography of one of the 20th century's most influential women. Read full book review >