Search Results: "Gretchen Peters"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"An important reminder that 'if you want to go after terrorists, you have to go after drugs.'"
Emmy-nominated journalist Peters exposes a particularly ugly bit of geopolitical blowback—the reconstitution, via Afghanistan's opium crop, of the forces behind 9/11. Read full book review >

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ONE BRIGHT RING by Gretchen Géser
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Children will enjoy the spirit of the chase (and an easily spotted black cat on each spread) in this pleasant introduction to courtship conventions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When a girl sees a diamond ring fall through a hole in a man's jacket pocket, she catches it on a bounce and pulls her mom along city streets in an attempt to return it. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Schields makes the most of the premise; her illustrations become gleeful when demonstrating the cat's chameleon-like changes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mr. Blue is a kindly old soul with a soft spot for homeless cats and dogs, using the good offices of his emporium to find them caretakers. Read full book review >

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NINFA IN WINTER by Gretchen Kromer
Released: Sept. 14, 2013

"An impressive work that achieves an admirable balance between text and image."
A remarkable collection of black-and-white photographs featuring a unique garden in the Italian countryside. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2003

"Not much meat on these bones."
A fan's notes on Winnie the Tory, tanked-up inventor of the tank and stalwart captain of Team UK in its finest hour. Read full book review >

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THEENA’S LANDING by Gretchen Craig
Released: March 1, 2011

"The backwaters of post-Civil War South Florida could hardly be further apart from ancient Greece, yet Craig infuses her coming-of-age tale with the pathos and heroism one might find in myths, but on an all-too-human scale."
Seemingly alone after the death of her father, Theena bravely faces a frightening world that is often unfriendly to young women just trying to survive in Craig's historical novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"More about the experience of a single professional American woman than about what life in Iraq has to offer an expat. Not recommended."
Surface-level, chick-lit-style memoir about the life of an English-language teacher in a small town in Iraq. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN GOOD COMPANY by Gretchen Sprague
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 1997

Talk about starting with a bang. Read full book review >

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GETTING REAL by Gretchen Carlson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"For the author's fans."
A Fox News journalist and talk show host sets out to prove that she is not "an empty St. John suit in five-inch stiletto heels." Read full book review >

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GET DIRTY by Gretchen McNeil
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 16, 2015

"For committed fans of the first book only. (Suspense. 12-16)"
A secret society faces a threat greater than discovery: death. Read full book review >

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GET EVEN by Gretchen McNeil
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A compelling contemporary thriller for readers who don't mind waiting for Volume 2. (Suspense. 12-16)"
A new series aiming at the Pretty Little Liars sweet spot kicks off. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN A HEAT WAVE by Gretchen Sprague
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 12, 2003

"As in Martha's first two cases (Maquette for Murder, 2000, etc.), the real prizes are the heroine's shrewd, unassuming intelligence and the authorial voice that makes a world in which nothing much happens consistently entertaining."
Just a block away from the Greenwich Village apartment where Jimmy Stewart sat out the heat wave in Rear Window, the air conditioning has quit in retired attorney Martha Patterson's building. Read full book review >