Search Results: "Emilio Collar"


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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 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 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 >

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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 >

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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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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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"Perfect graduation gift for a pre-med major, or even a bright young bricklayer."
In a prequel to his skillful memoir of his residency days, Hot Lights, Cold Steel (2005), orthopedic surgeon Collins reflects on his life before and during medical school. Read full book review >