Search Results: "Jan Pinborough"


BOOK REVIEW

NURSE JAN by Ann Jasper
Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"A predictable story that's enjoyable enough for readers interested in medicine."
A fictionalized account of the author's experiences in nursing school during the 1950s. Read full book review >

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MISS MOORE THOUGHT OTHERWISE by Jan Pinborough
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"A must for school and public libraries and those who love them. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Any library school student or librarian who doesn't know the name of Anne Carroll Moore is greatly remiss; this book will set them right. Read full book review >

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JAN ORMEROD'S TO BABY WITH LOVE by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A feast of bright yet subtle color and bold design, just right for introducing the youngest to some familiar animals while tickling their ears with contagious rhymes and their minds with a few simple concepts. (Picture book. 1-5)"
An artist known especially for her exquisite draughtsmanship visualizes five familiar nursery pieces in vibrant paint set off by brilliant white. Read full book review >

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A MATTER OF BLOOD by Sarah Pinborough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2013

"Nuanced characters, evocative settings, tricky plot connections and a spin on genre conventions mark what appears to be the start of a distinctive series."
A serial killer, marital strife and a family tragedy dog a London cop in a police procedural that hits all the marks—and then some. Read full book review >

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THE LANGUAGE OF DYING by Sarah Pinborough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Moments of strange fantasy make this meditation on loss both unexpected and meaningful."
A young woman sits by her father's bedside, watching as death approaches. The rest of the family also gathers, unsure of how to deal with the impending loss, but she is waiting for something else.… Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

13 MINUTES by Sarah Pinborough
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Red herrings lead to a satisfying conclusion in this British import. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Tasha doesn't remember the circumstances following her near drowning, so she enlists Becca's help in investigating whether foul play was involved. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SINS AND NEEDLES by Monica Ferris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2006

"Betsy, who's growing as a character, gets an especially interesting case this time."
A search for a birth mother provides the impetus for a murder in Minnesota. Read full book review >

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TROUBLED WATERS by Carolyn Wheat
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Required reading for anybody who remembers the '60s—or anybody who's forgotten them."
The shocking resurfacing of a long-vanished fugitive—Cass Jameson's old friend and fellow-activist Jan Gebhardt turns herself in to the authorities—yanks Cass out of her New York orbit to the side of her quadriplegic brother in Ohio and back in time to 1982, when Ron Jameson allegedly drove his van to the spot where Jan executed a federal agent. Read full book review >

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MEANT TO BE by Rita Coburn Whack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2002

"Well-written though oft-told, and interrupted much too often by a confused spirituality."
Jan Campbell is an excellent student and devoted churchgoer—until she scandalizes the Baptist congregation by saying "nobody should hold a child back from God. . . ." Read full book review >

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THE FIGHT IN THE DOG by Wayne D. Dundee
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 21, 2005

"A shaggy story made more engaging by Joe's chivalry, the relaxed style he shares with Dundee (The Skintight Shroud, 1989, etc.), and a genuine interest in the quirks and foibles of a large cast of ordinary people."
A Chicago gumshoe uncovers unsavory canine abuse and worse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Branch Davidians as charismatic cults are chilling."
A well-researched and skillfully told account of the ill-fated 1534 uprising of the Anabaptists in MÅenster, Germany. Read full book review >