Search Results: "Jackie Pope"


BOOK REVIEW

Martin McMillan and the Secret of the Ruby Elephant by Elaine Russell
Released: July 3, 2012

"A middle-grade adventure story with plenty of action and an engaging plot, which may appeal to fans of the Indiana Jones movies."
Russell (Across the Mekong River, 2012, etc.) returns with her second middle-grade adventure story about the teen hero of Martin McMillan and the Lost Inca City (2005), who this time finds himself tracking down criminals in Thailand. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2010

"An enjoyable chronicle of a rich life's work."
British journalist Pope (Sons of the Conquerors: The Rise of the Turkic World, 2005, etc.) shares deeply engaged dispatches from the Middle East hotspots he visited during his long career. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Wonderful American social history and lots of fun."
He truly had cojones: Dr. John Brinkley became fabulously wealthy in the 1920s and ‘30s by inserting goat testicles into herds of men anxious about their manliness. Read full book review >

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DEADLY EMBRACE by Jackie Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2002

"Preposterous plot, unattractive characters, and crude dialogue make for a lackluster sequel to Lethal Seduction (2001). No razzle-dazzle, no Hollywood cameos, and, worst of all, no shopping."
Celebrity journalist Madison Castelli's life is falling apart. Read full book review >

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PHONE CALLS by Jackie Musgrave
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"A positive story about the power of faith and forgiveness."
In her debut memoir, a Texas woman recounts how her faith in God helped her through her husband's job loss, the deaths of loved ones, and an attempt on her life. Read full book review >

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CHAGALL by Jackie Wullschlager
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2008

"A well-written, compassionate portrait of a paragon of human talent and ambition."
Balanced, generously illustrated biography of the revolutionary artist (1887-1985). Read full book review >

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MAN OF THE MONTH CLUB by Jackie Clune
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2006

"Clune turns every predicable cliché possible, but it's a mildly entertaining read, with a dollop of British appeal."
A London boutique owner on the cusp of turning 40 finds herself seized by the maternal instinct in British actress Clune's sarcastic, forced debut. Read full book review >

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LETHAL SEDUCTION by Jackie Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2000

"Cool as a subzero shot of designer vodka, and just as unreal."
Madison Castelli, celebrity profiler for an upscale Manhattan magazine and heroine of Collins's L.A. Connections series, takes center stage in this coast-to-coast melodrama amid a memorably horny cast of characters. Read full book review >

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GODDESS OF VENGEANCE by Jackie Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Unapologetic thrills with oodles of flash."
All plotlines lead to Vegas in this latest installment of Collins' saga of the irrepressible and seemingly immortal Lucky Santangelo. Read full book review >

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VENDETTA by Jackie Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Otherwise, it's rather a by-the-numbers if harmless romp. ($300,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Collins is back, and so is the ever-popular Lucky (Lady Boss, 1990, etc.), both operating here, it would seem, on automatic pilot. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"Readable and revealing, and the vividly re-created scenes cry out for film treatment."
Inside story of the controversial Italian-American family that gave us the Italian-language daily Il Progresso and the National Enquirer. Read full book review >