Search Results: "Iris Anthony"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RUINS OF LACE by Iris Anthony
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Sweeping, yes. Cohesive, no."
In 17th-century France, Flemish lace is desired but illegal, so the smuggling business is alive and well. Read full book review >

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THE MIRACLE THIEF by Iris Anthony
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readers who enjoy historical fiction and romance will find this a worthwhile journey."
Three women seek answers to their prayers at Rochemont Abbey, in this appealing novel set in the Dark Ages. Read full book review >

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MY WILD SISTER AND ME by Iris Wewer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"With so much to look at, this sly and oh-so-truthful snapshot of sibling relations will see plenty of repeated examination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An absolutely engaging, European-flavored look at the relationship between a little boy and his older sister. Read full book review >

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BLOOD GAME by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"Not even Hamburger Helper could rescue this overdone hash."
Johansen (Deadlock, 2009, etc.) stirs psychics, an apprentice vampire and some unsettled ghosts into a bubbling pot of balderdash. Read full book review >

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STALEMATE by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"All the usual elements, somewhat manipulatively reconfigured."
In prolific suspense novelist Johansen's energetic new Eve Duncan thriller (Countdown, 2005, etc.), the forensics sculptor makes a dangerous deal with a Colombian weapons dealer. Read full book review >

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SEX AFTER... by Iris Krasnow
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"A nuanced, revelatory account of the role of sexual freedom in modern intimacy."
Journalist Krasnow (The Secret Lives of Wives: Women Share What It Really Takes to Stay Married, 2011, etc.) shares the skinny on women's sex lives. Read full book review >

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PANDORA’S DAUGHTER by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"An overwrought flight of fancy that deserves to be returned to its box unopened."
A doctor inherits power beyond imagination from her murdered mother. Read full book review >

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NO ONE TO TRUST by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Fast-moving plot, elementary prose: another zippy read from megaselling Johansen (Body of Lies, 2001, etc.)."
How to catch a girl guerrilla: use her son as bait. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Philosophical-minded readers will relish Murdoch's argument, surely one of the most elegant and impassioned metaphysical forays in recent years."
Though best known as a novelist, Murdoch (The Message to the Planet, 1989, etc.)—as her years teaching at Oxford attest—is a notable philosopher as well (Acastos, 1986, etc.). Read full book review >

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SOMETHING SPECIAL by Iris Murdoch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2000

"The recent warmhearted memoirs by Murdoch's husband, John Bayley (Elegy for Iris, 1999), virtually guarantee a receptive audience for this rather odd publication. But admirers of Iris Murdoch at her best may well wonder what all the fuss is about."
This thoroughly unremarkable short story (of which only an excerpt previously appeared, in a 1957 anthology) won't add anything to the deservedly high reputation of the late (1918-99) author of such enchantments as The Bell, Bruno's Dream, and The Green Knight. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE NET by Iris Murdoch
Released: May 20, 1954

"In other words, take the fun and let the moral go."
A light and gay, for the most part, English novel of what Jake Donaghue goes through before he finds a new place to live when Madge kicks him our- along with his friend Finn- for the sake of Sacred Sammy Starfield, fabulous bookie and spiv. Read full book review >

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BODY OF LIES by Iris Johansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 26, 2002

"Elementary prose studded with innumerable clichés. But the convoluted storyline of this, Johansen's sixtieth novel (Final Target, 2001, etc.), is sure to please faithful fans."
A forensic sculptor still searches for her murdered daughter's face in every skull she reconstructs. Read full book review >