Search Results: "Emily Osborne"


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DARWEN ARKWRIGHT AND THE PEREGRINE PACT by A.J.  Hartley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Darwen would say. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
As if new living arrangements, new school and new country weren't enough to contend with, how about facing whole new worlds? Read full book review >

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THE FORGIVEN by Lawrence Osborne
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A gripping read with moral ambiguity galore."
Violence and debauchery in the Moroccan desert lead to cultural misunderstandings...and to more violence and debauchery. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE BETWEEN by Eliza Osborne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Still, it's intelligent and quite moving in its way."
A modern young woman's experiences on the road to Damascus—which, in her case, turns out to be I—80. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A fervent manifesto for school diversity and autonomy."
An advocate for charter schools proposes bold changes in public education. Read full book review >

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THE WET AND THE DRY by Lawrence Osborne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 23, 2013

"For tipplers or teetotalers, an extended essay on drink in some precincts where it is welcome and others where it is criminal—rakish, rich and nicely served."
A cosmopolitan and prodigious drinker conducts a tour to selected locales where alcohol flows easily and to others where such spirits are strictly forbidden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Personable and keen-minded."
A wide-ranging journalist/author takes to the oenophile road. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A minor story, to be sure, but very well told."
A bright if modest tale of stiff-upper-lip indomitability against deadly odds. Read full book review >

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HUNTERS IN THE DARK by Lawrence Osborne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Complex in plot yet simple and intense in style, Osborne's narrative takes us into an Asian heart of darkness."
A journey through contemporary Cambodia, where we encounter gambling, drugs, murder—and the mystery of human identity. Read full book review >

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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF UNCAS METCALFE by Betsey Osborne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2006

"Uncas acknowledges he is 'a terribly small man.' And this is a terribly small first novel."
Old-fashioned professor rejoices in his marriage. Then he remembers seeing his wife kiss another man 30 years ago. Uh-oh. Read full book review >

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CUT TO: MURDER by Denise Osborne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 26, 1995

"But though the Spanish settings are a plus, the tangled historical background is a mess."
Summoned to Barcelona to doctor a script on the Spanish Civil War, Queenie Davilov learns from producer/director Fernando (Freddie) Frazier that her real job is to find out what happened to vanished screenwriter Digby Patterson. Read full book review >

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THE BOLTER by Frances Osborne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2009

"Of interest to royal-watchers and certain strains of anglophiles, perhaps, but a sansculotte may wonder what the point is."
Sordid tales of aspiration and debauchery among the minor aristocracy of Britain. Read full book review >

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EVIL INTENTIONS by Denise Osborne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Salome, a combination guru and New Age pragmatist, charms, but Osborne (Cut to: Murder, 1995, etc.) adds a clutter of subplots that could have used some Feng Shui."
When negative energy leads to homicide and other kinds of discord, can Feng Sui restore harmony? Read full book review >