Search Results: "George Matteson"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Carefully researched and sensitively written. Essential."
Neatly interlaced biography profiles a father of New England Transcendentalism and his bestselling daughter. Read full book review >

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MURDER UNDER THE PALMS by Stefanie Matteson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1997

"Charlotte's eighth (Murder Among the Angels, 1995, etc.) supplies all the gilded memories and knickknacks you'd expect from a weekend at a good upscale shopping mall."
Everybody who's anybody is at the Palm Beach gala marking the 50th anniversary of the loss of the Normandie, sunk after a suspicious wartime fire in New York harbor. Read full book review >

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MURDER AMONG THE ANGELS by Stefanie Matteson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Charlotte's second hardcover appearance (Murder on High, 1994) is sparked by an unusual background—and an irresistible hook- -before it eventually settles into a comfortable groove."
Aging actress Charlotte Graham's desultory quest for plastic surgery takes her to the Hudson Valley hamlet of Zion Hill, where Dr. Victor Louria works his cosmetic wizardry. Read full book review >

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BLOOD SPIRAL by G.T. Matteson
Released: Jan. 6, 2012

"Overwrought prose slows down an otherwise engrossing thriller."
Matteson's grisly thriller gives the attorney-client relationship a bad name. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON HIGH by Stefanie Matteson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Charlotte, in her hardcover debut, is a competent enough detective—though this desultory adventure won't make you wonder why Hepburn didn't make whodunits."
Quite a surprise for 70ish actress Charlotte Graham as she waits between roles in Bridge Harbor, Maine: The Iris Richards who fell during an ascent of Maine's highest peak was (1) Charlotte's longtime screenwriter Iris O'Connor, and (2) shot with a crossbow. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GRUMBLES FROM THE TOWN by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An inventive miss. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This quirky Mother Goose book turns convention on its head. Read full book review >

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CAN WE HELP? by George Ancona
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"While this may be too didactic for many readers to choose on their own, it's a sure bet for groups and families focused on doing some community service. (Nonfiction. 5-12)"
Kids don't often get a chance to help others outside their families in meaningful ways. This book may change that. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"An outstanding addition to a first-rate series. (notes, study questions, resource lists) (Graphic mythology. 8-14)"
A tempestuous mother-daughter relationship makes up the centerpiece of O'Connor's latest carefully researched and simultaneously fresh and funny Olympian portrait. Read full book review >

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BARON VON BADDIE AND THE ICE RAY INCIDENT by George McClements
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Fans of Bob McLeod's Superhero ABC (2006) and like spoofs will chuckle. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a less-than-serious take on the banality of evil, a supergenius Bad Guy discovers that escaping from jail, building giant robots and acting the bully is no fun without a Superhero around to put the kibosh on his schemes. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU BLUE DOG’S FRIEND? by George Rodrigue
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"This offers handsome, appealing fun for all right now. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bestselling Cajun master painter Rodrigue has followers and fans around the world. Read full book review >