Search Results: "Emilio Collar"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"There's real interest, though, in the possibility that Rochester could serve as a paradigm for the restructuring to which IBM publicly committed itself last November. (Two dozen line- cuts.)"
An insiders' exuberant, albeit candid, account of how a backwater outpost in IBM's empire managed to overcome its shortcomings and produce a new family of computers that not only proved a bestseller but also earned its creators a prestigious Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. Read full book review >

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COLLAR ROBBER by Hillary Bell Locke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2015

"Locke, who's too clever for her own good, would have done better to unfold a more straightforward plot than to concentrate on nudging the reader with needlessly highbrow references. Readers enticed by Locke's title should prepare for some confusion."
An insurance loss specialist and a lawyer work opposite sides of a case of potential art fraud, bringing danger into both of their lives. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2006

"Puts a human face on the word 'priest.'"
An engaging look inside a Catholic seminary dispels many mysteries. Read full book review >

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BLUE COLLAR BLUES by Rosalyn McMillan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 1998

"But while the language is zingy and the pacing good, too many characters conform to stereotype. (Author tour)"
McMillan (Knowing, 1996; One Better, 1997) sets her third novel smack in the middle of the American auto industry, but the Detroit environs and her fictional Champion company take a backseat to the anti-white rage that afflicts most of the characters. Read full book review >

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THE DOG COLLAR MURDERS by Barbara Wilson
Released: April 25, 1989

Soapbox oratory masquerading as a mystery. Read full book review >

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THE RED COLLAR by Jean-Christophe Rufin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2015

"Rufin's novel is meticulous and orderly in its depictions of basically sympathetic characters trying to understand one another and find a common ground."
A heroic veteran of World War I faces trial for a mysterious offense. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 18, 2011

"Could entertain a young audience, but more advanced readers will have moved beyond this simple style and plot."
In an illustrated, easy-to-read story with animal characters, Yang attempts to educate young children about fiscal responsibility. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The title may be a bit of an exaggeration, but this is a convincing demonstration that as once-bloated corporations have turned lean and mean, many white-collar workers have been shaken by the change."
A financial writer documents the transformation over the past two decades in the demands and rewards of working in corporate America. Read full book review >

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THE DIARIES OF EMILIO RENZI by Ricardo Piglia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Fans of Cortázar, Donoso, and Gabriel García Márquez will find these to be eminently worthy last words from Piglia, who died at the beginning of 2017."
A valediction from the noted Argentine writer, known for bringing the conventions of hard-boiled U.S. crime drama into Latin American literature. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE DIAMOND DOG COLLAR by Martha Freeman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"This little gem will be just right for grade-school detectives and budding politicians alike. (Mystery. 7-11)"
The vivacious daughters of the President of the United States, Cammie and her younger sister Tessa, are back at their sleuthing best in this follow up to The Case of the Rock 'n' Roll Dog (2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 25, 2012

"A fun but flawed mystery that offers ample urban escapism."
Connelly's (A Man for the Times, 2012, etc.) fourth novel follows Jim Herlihy's tumultuous life as a struggling businessman, a murder suspect and the object of a young stripper's affection. Read full book review >

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THE ISIS COLLAR by Cat Adams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 13, 2012

"Bears all the hallmarks of a rush job—overcrowded, underpowered and noisy; still, series fans will keep reading."
Another outing for fearless, supernaturally powered professional bodyguard Celia Graves (Demon Song, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >