Search Results: "Erin Underwood"


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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A change of pace from the teeming swarms of fantasy and paranormal romance but too underpowered to achieve escape velocity. (author bios) (Science fiction/short stories. 12-14)"
A low-wattage collection of original stories and poems, as unmemorable as it is unappealingly titled. Read full book review >

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BOLD SONS OF ERIN by Owen Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2003

"Parry clearly loves writing about earlier generations on his native turf, and this time he gives us greater suspense than in Honor's Kingdom."
Fifth in the hauntingly rich Abel Jones Civil War series, following Honor's Kingdom and the more recent non-Jones Our Simple Gifts: Civil War Christmas Tales (2002). Read full book review >

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ATOP AN UNDERWOOD by Jack Kerouac
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A curmudgeon might say that, with rare exceptions, teenagers aren't old or experienced enough to create much of real artistic value; Kerouac's early efforts would fit such a maxim."
Kerouac's early writings—from ages 13 to 21—elucidate the formative years and provide insight into the later literature of the author's career. Read full book review >

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THE SEEDS OF MURDER by Michael Underwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 18, 1992

"Definitely lesser Underwood."
A somewhat bland new challenge for London lawyer Rosa Epton (A Dangerous Business, etc.). Read full book review >

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MAY CAUSE LOVE by Kassi Underwood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A poignant memoir about the years of healing that are often required after having an abortion."
How one woman overcame the traumatic experience of abortion. Read full book review >

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GUILTY CONSCIENCE by Michael Underwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 16, 1993

"Disappointing stuff from a writer who's often more than just barely readable."
London lawyer Rosa Epton (The Seeds of Murder, etc.) is visited one day by Evelyn Henshaw—wealthy, overdressed, and claiming to be in danger from second husband Ralph, who, according to her, had disposed of his first wife, Jean. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 1993

Mencken is supposed to have said that it's a newspaper's job to comfort the afflicted—and to afflict the comfortable. Read full book review >

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A DANGEROUS BUSINESS by Michael Underwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 23, 1991

"A rather flat, insipid Underwood outing, then, lacking his usual crisp plotting and pace."
London's lawyer-sleuth Rosa Epton (A Compelling Case, etc., etc.) is trying, but not terribly hard, to find out why her ex- client Eddie Ruding, supposedly in jail on a burglary conviction, is sitting in the restaurant in Amsterdam where she and boyfriend Peter Chen have gone for lunch during a weekend holiday. Read full book review >

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BAD BYE, GOOD BYE by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"This is a useful depiction of a family's physical move, but the strength is in the emotional journey that's expressed with a raw honesty. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Underwood explores the range of emotions a child moving to a new place may feel with a spare, rhyming text that creates a framework for Bean's evocative illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST IN THE EIFFEL TOWER by Olivier Bleys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"A fictional soufflé: airy and insubstantial, but really rather sweet."
Dark doings in Paris in 1887 as engineer Gustave Eiffel supervises construction of his Tower. Read full book review >