Search Results: "Hollee Schwartz Temple"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"Far-from-revelatory observations about adjusting career expectations to fit with motherhood."
Bloggers Gillespie and Temple give common-sense advice for women looking to balance career and family. Read full book review >

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THE BEDUINS' GAZELLE by Frances Temple
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"It would be too easy to find signs that this book lacks the characteristic polish of Temple's previous books; regardless, this one glitters with the intelligence and skill of a gifted storyteller, and will sweep readers along on an exotic, satisfying adventure. (Fiction. 11-16)"
Add this stylish, romantic tale of nomad lovers separated and reunited to Temples tragically short, but uniformly memorable, shelf of books. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN SHORE by Peter Temple
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2007

"The densely layered narrative is less a whodunit than a superior mood piece and psychological portrait."
An Australian cop sent to the hinterlands after narrowly escaping death finds that life in the slow lane is just as nasty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2016

"Not pleasant reading for the faint of stomach, but a valuable guide for serious, conscientious shoppers."
A disturbing look at how unscrupulous entrepreneurs can tamper with our food supply. Read full book review >

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BREAD ON ARRIVAL by Lou Jane Temple
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 1998

"Heaven's further adventures, preferably breadless, are anticipated."
Temple's hardcover debut features energetic, meant-to-be-lovable Heaven Lee, the five-times-married mother of 22-year-old Iris; girlfriend of medical resident Hank; and owner of CafÇ Heaven in Kansas City, Missouri. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 30, 2015

"A book that showcases and contributes to an African-American family's impressive record of achievement."
A Louisiana State University basketball player turned entrepreneur shares his principles for success in this debut memoir/motivational guide. Read full book review >

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RED BEANS AND VICE by Lou Jane Temple
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 2001

"Wacky plotting, but that madam is well worth spending an evening with—and the cuisine will have readers salivating."
Cutesy, red-haired, five-times-married Kansas City chef/restaurateur Heaven Lee (Bread on Arrival, 1998, etc.) is invited to New Orleans to participate in a fundraiser for the Sisters of Holy Trinity. Read full book review >

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DEATH IS SEMISWEET by Lou Jane Temple
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 2002

"A brainless plot, but Temple includes yummy-sounding chocolate recipes, alas not sampled."
Who doesn't love chocolate? Read full book review >

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THE RAMSAY SCALLOP by Frances Temple
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A throwback with a contemporary sensibility; an enchanting pilgrimage to self-realization, service, and love. (Fiction. 11+)"
In a remarkable departure, Temple (A Taste of Salt, 1992; Grab Hands and Run, 1993), turns from powerful, harrowing novels of today's Third World to a captivating 13th-century idyll. Read full book review >

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USA NOIR by Johnny Temple
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A helpful U.S. map locating the places where all the 37 reprints are set indicates that, with a few notable exceptions—New Orleans, Detroit, Chicago, the Twin Cities, Kansas City, Phoenix, Las Vegas and, of course, Texas—noir seems to flourish overwhelmingly in coastal blue states. Sociologists and pollsters take note."
Temple, general editor of Akashic's series of noir collections (Brooklyn Noir, 2004, etc.), skims the cream from the first 59 volumes. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"The inspiring story of a courageous, dedicated and most unusual woman."
An extraordinary view into the workings of an autistic mind. Grandin, a professor of animal behavior (Colorado State Univ.) and a world-renowned designer of livestock equipment, attributes her creativity, technical skills and understanding of animals to the autism that has set her apart from most of human society. Read full book review >