Search Results: "Heike B. Görtemaker"


BOOK REVIEW

EVA BRAUN by Heike B. Görtemaker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"As thorough and clear a look of a monster's lover as we are likely to get."
A German historian coaxes from history's shadows the woman who for 14 years was the companion, lover and, near the end, wife of Adolf Hitler. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE WHO WAS JUST HIMSELF by Silke Schnee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The author, herself the mother of a child with Down syndrome, and the illustrator ably introduce a difficult subject in a fictional context with a light, sure touch. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A gentle fairy tale about a young prince with Down syndrome who saves his kingdom from a menacing knight. Read full book review >

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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Father Ghost by B. Green
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A polished, penetrating story of redemption in the face of addiction."
Spanning almost 40 years, Green's debut novel is a self-assured chronicle of an American family. Read full book review >

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A PAIR FOR THE QUEEN by B. Comfort
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"I had nearly forgotten that it was the day Mabel Boland brought her pumpkin scones to the store.'"
Even before she turned 77, Tish McWhinny was not the kind of girl who'd forge an Old Master. Read full book review >

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THE VORRH by B. Catling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"Certainly unusual, sometimes powerful, this book nevertheless doesn't quite succeed thanks to its murky, roundabout plot and over-rich language."
A darkly imaginative story of magical realism set in and around a forest with mystical powers. Read full book review >

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ELUSIVE QUARRY by B. Comfort
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 1995

"The second hardcover adventure for a geriatric Nancy Drew whose cases bustle with harmless energy."
Two rivals have been dueling over flinty Hilary Oat's Vermont mountain tract and his neighbor Sophie Beaumont's affections. Read full book review >

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RAKI by B. Wongar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"A harsh, hoarse, repetitive collage of voices, images of terror, and desperate struggles for life: a nagging plaint, perhaps, but occasionally as haunting as a dingo's howl."
Over the past three decades Wongar's stories and novels (Gabo Djara, 1987, etc.) have been shaped by and focused on crimes against humanity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER IN CAIRO; PAYBACK IS A BITCH by B. Butler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2013

"An often engaging tale of action and espionage in an exotic locale."
In Butler's debut thriller, the first in a planned series, four American women go to Egypt to rescue their friend from her murderous husband. Read full book review >

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THE CASHMERE KID by B. Comfort
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1993

"Animal lovers will probably adore it, and Tish, who's survived four previous paperback adventures, makes a likable heroine— despite serious plot deficiencies."
The hardcover introduction to a plucky 70-ish Vermont widow, Tish McWhinny; her pug Lulu; and her honorary niece Sophie, who's just purchased some ramshackle acreage—``Goat Heaven''— as well as a seven-thousand-dollar cashmere buck (``William the Conqueror''). Read full book review >

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Conflicts of the Universe by B. Gomez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2016

"An attempt at a classic sci-fi yarn with an unfortunately undistinguished result."
As aliens begin to invade Earth, the fate of the planet may rest in the hands of one man in Gomez's debut sci-fi novel, the first in a series. Read full book review >