Search Results: "Hallie Fryd"


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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"'Historical Game Changers' doesn't have the teasing selling power of 'Heartthrobs,' but it may nail John Wilkes Booth more squarely. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
A hit-or-miss selection of notable personalities who made a dent in history. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Catnip for scandal junkies, with a bit of historical perspective stirred in. (index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
A gleefully explicit catalogue of the past century's headline-grabbing bad behavior. Read full book review >

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YOU'LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR by Hallie Ephron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Diverting, if a little too easy to figure out. Would have been a great vehicle for Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, including all the slightly creepy dolls."
The return of a handmade porcelain doll that belonged to a child kidnapped 40 years ago kicks off a series of dark revelations. Read full book review >

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COME AND FIND ME by Hallie Ephron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2011

"A light, pleasant-enough read, but the story fails to develop any real momentum, and there is little suspense in this tale of a woman who barricades herself from real life."
Book critic Ephron writes about cyber security and the ultimate betrayal in her second novel (Never Tell a Lie, 2009). Read full book review >

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THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN by Hallie Ephron
Released: April 2, 2013

"Ephron, who wrote five novels with Donald Davidoff as G.H. Ephron, continues to assert her own thoughtful style with her third fictional effort under her own name."
Ominous things are happening to elderly women living by themselves in the salt marsh of Higgs Point, across the East River from Manhattan. Read full book review >

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MISTRESS OF MY FATE by Hallie Rubenhold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A tantalizing introduction."
First of a trilogy about virtue compromised and beauty commodified, set in late-18th-century England. Read full book review >

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JUST DESSERTS by Hallie Durand
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 6, 2010

"Lively fun well pitched to the young target audience. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The common perils of childhood propel the action in Durand's second installment of her Dessert series, as her eponymous heroine, age eight, tries to solve the never-ending problem of annoying siblings. Read full book review >

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NIGHT NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT by Hallie Ephron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2015

"A page-turner with juicy Hollywood insider details."
A 1963 celebrity murder has a violent aftermath as its secrets bubble to the surface decades later. Read full book review >

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NEVER TELL A LIE by Hallie Ephron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Mild creepiness is overly scripted with workmanlike prose into a blend of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and a humorless Monk."
Ephron (1001 Books for Every Mood, 2008, etc.) returns with the story of a Massachusetts couple who become suspects when an acquaintance disappears after attending their yard sale. Read full book review >

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CATCH THAT COOKIE! by Hallie Durand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"Cute concept; uneven execution. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Some peripatetic gingerbread men make a believer of a skeptical grade schooler. Read full book review >

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DESSERT FIRST by Hallie Durand
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2009

"Let us hope that Durand's promising debut will be the first in a series; readers would benefit from a second helping of lovable Dessert's adventures. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Dessert Schneider loves her sweets so much she even draws a maraschino cherry by her name. Read full book review >

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THE WOMEN WHO MADE NEW YORK by Julie Scelfo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An eclectic assortment of women make for an entertaining read."
An exuberant celebration of more than 100 women who shaped the myths and realities of New York City. Read full book review >