Search Results: "Hallie Rubenhold"


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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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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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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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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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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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BUZZ by Hallie  Lieberman
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Provocative, illuminating, and consistently entertaining."
The unexpected and underappreciated history of sex toys. Read full book review >

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TALES OF GOOD AND EVIL, HELP AND HARM by Philip Hallie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Such crisp, plain-spoken, and forceful prose exemplifies this fine summary of one of those very rare lives spent immersed, intellectually and personally, in issues of active moral engagement."
In a world that often seems permeated with cruelty and indifference, why are there always a few people actively engaged in rescuing others, even at enormous personal risk? 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 >

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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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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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MITCHELL GOES BOWLING by Hallie Durand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Loads of fun with a lot of heart. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Boisterous Mitchell and his resourceful dad are back in a hilarious father-and-son tale that celebrates working together with wit and warmth (Mitchell's License, 2011). Read full book review >