Search Results: "Ingrid Ricks"


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HIPPIE BOY by Ingrid Ricks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"In clear, graceful prose and in a voice that is refreshingly authentic, Ricks tells an uplifting story of heartbreak, hope and self-salvation."
A memoirist's account of growing up in a devout yet completely dysfunctional Mormon home. Read full book review >

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DYLAN’S VISIONS OF SIN by Christopher Ricks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 2004

"A diverting and occasionally revelatory stroll through a master's work, but one that will have a difficult time finding an audience."
A gifted poetry critic takes on the lyrics of rock bard Bob Dylan. Read full book review >

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MAKING THE CORPS by Thomas E. Ricks
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A revelatory briefing on what sets the USMC apart and the consequences of its superiority during a postCold War era when, for all the talk of peace dividends, the wider world remains an armed and dangerous place. (16 pages photos, maps, not seen) (Radio satellite tour)"
Wall Street Journal Pentagon correspondent Ricks effectively combines a vivid account of the rigorous basic training received by US Marine recruits with commentary on what separates the demanding, disciplined culture of America's military elite from the more permissive culture of its civilian society. Read full book review >

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VALKYRIE RISING by Ingrid Paulson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A good idea that needs better delivery. (Paranormal romance. 12-16)"
This debut introduces readers to Norse mythology, apparently still operating in modern times. Read full book review >

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DOG LOST by Ingrid Lee
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Based on a true story, this moving, fast-paced tale will appeal to fans of Shiloh. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In her first novel published in the United States, Canadian author Lee takes on negative attitudes toward pit bulls with this tender story about a boy and his dog. Read full book review >

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NEPTUNE PRINCESS by Ingrid Tomey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1992

"An unusually promising debut. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A predictable first novel that's redeemed by a fresh, believable third-person voice. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD by Ingrid Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2004

"Forensic analysis and intellectual speculation overshadow action, but sublimely prickly Saxon is a solid foundation for debut mystery-monger Black to build a series on."
An Irish serial killer resumes his murder spree after a five-year hiatus . . . or does he? Read full book review >

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IDENTITY by Ingrid Thoft
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 26, 2014

"Thoft (Loyalty, 2013) doesn't hold back on her gutsy detective's flaws or on irrelevant side trips. But Fina's second outing is a mostly enjoyable roller-coaster tour of the rapidly changing world of assisted reproduction."
A free-wheeling Boston private eye learns the unintended consequences of charitable donations. Read full book review >

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DUPLICITY by Ingrid Thoft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Even if pacing and plausibility are still a problem for Thoft (Brutality, 2015, etc.), the renegade protagonist triumphs over her creator's occasional misjudgment."
A Boston-based private eye returns for a fourth whirl when she infiltrates a megachurch. Read full book review >

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LIAM NEESON by Ingrid Millar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"But then it's right back to leering and smarminess and rocketing about the vapidosphere. (8 pages b&w photos)"
A shallow, ceaselessly breathy magazine puff piece posing as a biography. Read full book review >