Search Results: "Harriet La Barre"


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ISABEL by Harriet La Barre
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"A fulfilling mystery with impressive plot intricacies."
In La Barre's (Stranger in Vienna, 1995) latest novel, a young girl becomes entwined in secrets that resurface upon a young woman's return to a small town. Read full book review >

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THE GHOSTS OF MORNING by Richard Barre
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1998

"Writers who do that pay a price: It's hard to take them seriously."
As in both previous outings (The Innocents, 1995; Bearing Secrets,1996), Wil Hardesty, passionate surfer, professional sleuth, plunges into the past to solve a modern-day mystery. Read full book review >

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BEARING SECRETS by Richard Barre
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 1996

"If you can overlook the nouveau-terrorist angle—and you get an awful lot of other stuff to worry about—this tangled tale smolders like slow-fuse dynamite, and Barre skewers each sorry player with a master's deadly accuracy."
Another out-of-the-past case for surfer/shamus Wil Hardesty (The Innocents, 1995), who's hired, barely, by Holly Pfeiffer because nobody else will listen to her rantings about how her aging activist father Max was hounded to his death by the FBI. Read full book review >

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THE INNOCENTS by Richard Barre
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1995

"Every move is familiar, but newcomer Barre handles them all with the kind of power that reminds you what made them that way."
The day after Benito Reyes's sixth birthday back in 1967, his parents gave him up to baby-broker Bolo Zavala as the price of their own entry into the US. Read full book review >

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ISADORA MOON GOES TO SCHOOL by Harriet Muncaster
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A charming story about self-acceptance. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
A girl who's half-fairy, half-vampire struggles to fit in. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"A whirlwind tour of an extraordinary place."
Sparkling history of modern Shanghai, short on depth and novelty but alive with the fractious spirit of one of the world's most eclectic cities. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESSA by Harriet Rubin
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Women truly interested in the pursuit and acquisition of power will want to seek the original Prince. (Author tour)"
Rubin, who heads a business publishing imprint, tackles the subject of powerful women. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 1991

"As it stands, readers are left to conclude for themselves from these stories how honest to be with their children, and when."
Motivated by her discovery as an adult of significant secrets her mother had kept from her (a previous marriage, her father's serious illness), Webster, a Massachusetts journalist, here collects stories of other ``adult children'' who were shielded or deceived by their parents. Read full book review >

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Released: June 23, 1997

"But Wasserman doesn't have much flair for writing, and this spotty look at a 25-year relationship just leaves one wondering where the pleasure was in knowing Saul Bellow."
It appears to be kiss-and-tell season on Jewish American male novelists; Philip Roth got his last fall, and now Saul Bellow gets his. Read full book review >

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NOT WITHOUT YOU by Harriet Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A Star Is Born meets All About Eve, Evans' (Happily Ever After, 2012, etc.) latest deftly weaves together tales of old and new Hollywood, allowing star-crossed romance, mystery and danger to collide in surprising and often devastating ways."
A-list movie star Sophie Leigh has had enough of cheesy chick flicks, but her agent won't hear of her turning down The Bachelorette Party, not with gorgeous Patrick Drew already signed on to co-star. Read full book review >

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HER by Harriet Lane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A domestic thriller of the first order."
The minutiae of everyday life turn sinister for two women in this taut, fraught tale. Read full book review >

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TIMMY TICKLE by Harriet Pellereau
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 14, 2011

"Eight high-fives for a truly splendid effort. (iPad storybook app. 18 mos.-5)"
A day in the life of a playful, ticklish octopus. Read full book review >