Search Results: "J.S. Picariello"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2011

"An absorbing story about adoption and much more."
A touching joint memoir by a birth mother and her adopted daughter about their lives apart and the close bond they shared until Crumpacker's recent death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HEART OF ANNIE by J.S. Foote
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2013

"Sweet, earnest women's fiction novel with appealing characters."
In Foote's debut novel, childhood friends Lilly Roche and Curtis Walker reconnect and find love amid the heartbreak of their pasts and the uncertainty of their circumstances. Read full book review >

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CELESTIAL DOGS by J.S. Russell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 14, 1997

"Newcomer Russell asks you to accept an awful lot of dumb luck and demonic samurai for the dubious satisfactions he provides."
A generation ago, Marty Burns was Somebody: the teen star of a sitcom showered with more money, fame, and pubescent nymphets than he could handle. Read full book review >

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MORVELLIS by J.S. Alexander
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 24, 2013

"A focused mystery, simultaneously satisfying and unsettling."
A concise, hauntingly realistic murder mystery. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE ROUGH by J.S. Borthwick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 25, 2002

"Dopey plotting, cranky characters, but lavish detail about the accoutrements of $5,000 bicycles."
English teacher/inadvertent homicide sleuth Sarah Deane (Coup de Grace, 2000, etc.) once again finds herself surrounded by bodies, this time while visiting her husband Alex's parents, John and Elspeth, in their new digs at Maine's Ocean Tide leisure community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAPTAIN'S FIRE by J.S. Marcus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Intelligent, darkly funny, yet much like East Berlin itself- -chaotic, disconcerting, and incomplete."
A long, bleak tale of the disillusionment of a young American Jewish bisexual in East Berlin after the collapse of the wall, from the talented author of the story collection The Art of Cartography (1991). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BRIDLED GROOM by J.S. Borthwick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 1994

"No joy, except for dedicated horse-lovers."
Nice but nosy English teacher Sarah Deane (Dude on Arrival, etc.), newly married to Dr. Alex McKenzie, is embroiled in the problems of her neighbors in Union, Maine. Read full book review >

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BURY MY HEART ON KEPLER-452B by J.S. Powers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Big-idea sci-fi readers will likely find this an awesome, challenging ride."
A wealthy visionary races to launch humanity's first starship to a habitable planet before overpopulation, religious fanatics, and other 21st-century horrors destroy Earth in this sci-fi tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUP DE GRACE by J.S. Borthwick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Sarah Deane (English), filling in on a temporary appointment, launches an investigation just as cozy in its conventions as veteran Borthwick's shipboard pastiche My Body Lies Over the Ocean (p. 25)."
Coup De Grace ($24.95; Feb.; 352 pp.; 0-312-25313-3) Junior-league academic passions seethe at Miss Merritt's Boarding School. Read full book review >

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MY BODY LIES OVER THE OCEAN by J.S. Borthwick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 1999

"Only the ship itself is new."
Welcome to the maiden voyage of Her Majesty's ship Queen Victoria, a luxury liner that aims to re-create the golden age of transatlantic crossings, right down to the ebulliently retro criminal plotting. Read full book review >