Search Results: "Jana Richman"


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THE LAST COWGIRL by Jana Richman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2008

"Richman's mastery of the emotional geography is illuminating, and Dickie's dichotomous affections call to mind the work of Pat Conroy."
A conflicted woman faces the ghosts of her desert childhood in this heartfelt Western drama from Richman (Riding in the Shadows of Saints: A Woman's Story of Motorcycling the Mormon Trail, 2005). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2005

"Well crafted, intimate and engaging: an unorthodox rite of passage with ruminations on faith, feminism and more."
A quest for hope, meaning, a sense of place and ancestral connections, all mounted on two slippery wheels. Read full book review >

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THE BUTTER DID IT by Phyllis Richman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 1997

"Altogether, then, a flawed but intriguingly different and readable first outing."
A debut novel set in the competitive world of upscale restaurants in Washington, D.C. Chas Wheatley, a food critic for the Examiner, is shocked and unbelieving when her long-ago lover and longtime friend Laurence Levain, a master chef, is found dead in his apartment on the eve of the City Tastes gala, an annual event he founded. Read full book review >

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THE RHYTHM OF MEMORY by Alyson Richman
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Wonderful in places, but sometimes more of a downer than many readers may bargain for; Richman's latest could have withstood some judicious pruning without losing its rhythm."
Richman explores the story of two couples whose lives touch in unexpected ways. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON THE GRAVY TRAIN by Phyllis Richman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 21, 1999

"But although voluptuous, engaging Chas hasn't slimmed down from The Butter Did It (1997), Richman has wisely sweated pounds off her debut's chitchat and recipes, and the half a hundred feasts that parade briskly in review will whet your appetite for more."
Even though her boyfriend Dave Zeeger, ace investigative reporter for the Washington Examiner, has been so morose over repeatedly getting scooped by a rising twinkie that Chas Wheatley has asked him for a trial separation, things are looking up for Chas. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON TRAPPER'S DAUGHTER by Jana Oliver
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"More developed and less torrid than standard teen paranormal fare, which is a nice change. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
It's 2018, and 17-year-old Riley Blackthorne just wants to fight demons. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An NBC miniseries based on the book will air in November. (Photos—eight pp. b&w—not seen.)"
A less-than-compelling reinvestigation of a 1932 Arizona crime in which two bodies were dismembered, stuffed into luggage, and taken by rail out of state. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"An enjoyable treat full of gastronomic guffaws."
GQ restaurant critic Richman serves up a sharp, rollicking collection of articles documenting his most memorable culinary experiences. Read full book review >

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SWEDISH TANGO by Alyson Richman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2004

"Richman flirts with some interesting issues of private priorities—family and love—versus the greater public good by showing both Salome and Octavio's points of view, but ultimately the Nicholas Sparks-style sentimentality gets in the way."
Second-novelist Richman (The Mask of the Carver's Son, 2000) pits political morality against personal loyalty as a Chilean exile in Sweden recovers slowly from being brutally kidnapped in retaliation by the Pinochet government. Read full book review >