Search Results: "Gwen Connelly"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2009

"95, ISBN: 978-1-60280-040-3). (Picture book/religion. 3-10)"
Early-childhood educator Leon makes the Passover story and Seder ceremony an enjoyable experience for preschool children and young families in this succinct retelling of the Jews' flight for freedom from slavery. Read full book review >

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THE JOY OF EATING by Gwen Irwin
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2016

"A realistic, motivating conversation about weight loss for those who have tried everything else and failed."
Part memoir and part pep talk, this debut book urges dieters to stop counting fat grams and learn to enjoy food. Read full book review >

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ECHO PARK by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 2006

"Connelly offers a stellar demonstration of why, as Harry says, 'taking it straight to the heart is the way of the true detective,' whatever the costs to himself and others."
Harry Bosch, back with the LAPD in the Open-Unresolved Unit (The Closers, 2005), wrestles with a teasing case from his salad days in Hollywood homicide. Read full book review >

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THE GODS OF GUILT by Michael Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2013

"Not much of a thriller or a mystery, but illuminating about the ways in which the law works and doesn't."
The fifth in the best-selling Lincoln Lawyer series. Read full book review >

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THE BRASS VERDICT by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Even if the case is less than baffling, Connelly brings his two sleuths together in a way that honors them both."
The answer to every Connelly fan's dream: Hieronymus Bosch meets the Lincoln Lawyer. Read full book review >

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CHASING THE DIME by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Connelly diabolically teases readers with bits of exposition while scaring the hell out of them in the most accomplished slice of Hitchcock since the Master's heyday. The result is a tour de force of nerve-shredding suspense."
And now for something completely Hitchcockian from the chronicler of Harry Bosch (City of Bones, p. 205, etc.): a wrong number that spins into a full-court press against the beleaguered hero's liberty and life. Read full book review >

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All Means All, If You Believe by Gwen Sutton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"Readers of faith may revel in these characters, their mistakes and their triumphs, but others might be turned off by the heavy-handed plot."
Strong Christian faith rescues friends and family from an onslaught of personal tragedies. Read full book review >

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LOVE SAVES THE DAY by Gwen Cooper
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"The follow-up to an international best-seller starts off well but falls apart under its own best intentions."
The tumultuous life of a cat spans the equally turbulent lives of the mother and daughter who share her always-changing New York City existence. Read full book review >

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MONTANA by Gwen Florio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"A promising debut."
Journalist Florio's story about a friend's murder arrives crammed with atmosphere and intriguing characters. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE PAUPER by Gwen Davis
Released: May 10, 1989

With a nod to Mark Twain, the author of trashy tun (Silk Lady; Ladies in Waiting; The Aristocrats) displays a surprisingly light touch for gentle satire: an unhappy princess changes places with a Welsh miner's cheerful wife. Read full book review >

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TIME AND CHANCE by Gwen Davenport
Released: Sept. 21, 1993

"Despite shameless use of coincidence, and not particularly endearing people: an entertaining and engrossing period tale in which all goes wrong and finally all goes right."
An inviting dilemma-popping tale detailing the considerable time-after-time misfortunes of a Victorian family from the 1830's on—and the cheerfully impossible chances that bring resolutions— by the author of several novels published in the 1950's and 60's (including the movie-and-TV-sitcom-bound Belvedere). Read full book review >

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LIPSHTICK by Gwen Macsai
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"An irresistible invitation from the Nineties successor to Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers. (Cosmopolitan Book Club; author tour)"
A candid, often clich‚d, but always comic frolic revealing the inner life of girls, dates, brides, wives and mothers. Read full book review >