Search Results: "Heike B. Görtemaker"


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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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STRAIGHT ON UNTIL MORNING
by Jennie K.

 

BOOK REPORT for Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Cover Story: Surf Off Into the Sunset

BFF Charm: Let Me Love You

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Off to Never Never Land

Bonus Factor: Surfing

Relationship Status: Summer Romance

 

Cover Story: Surf Off Into the Sunset

There’s something compelling about this cover, which shows the silhouettes of a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"A little slow getting started but topped off with several ingenious, rapid-fire twists; clever and highly imaginative. (Fiction. 12+)"
Good confronts evil in a comic adventure spiced with rambunctious wordplay and deepened by allusions to the world's real afflictions. 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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THE ERSTWHILE by B. Catling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Fans of The Vorrh will enjoy journeying deeper into the dark heart of its world, but many fantasy fans will still find this book slow and murky."
A magical-realist tale of people, and other sorts of beings, struggling to transform themselves and the world. 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 >

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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 >

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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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WAIST TRAINING 101 by Vanna B.
NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2014

"More of a pamphlet than a book, this is a useful introduction for those interested in learning about the waist-training lifestyle."
A brief guide to waist slimming via corsets. Read full book review >