Search Results: "Jean Zimmerman"


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LOVE, FIERCELY by Jean Zimmerman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2012

"Zimmerman tells an intriguing history from the available evidence, but Sargent's subjects ultimately remain out of reach."
Zimmerman (The Women of the House: How a Colonial She-Merchant Built a Mansion, a Fortune, and a Dynasty, 2006, etc.) examines the mysterious couple in John Singer Sargent's famous painting Mr. and Mrs. I.N. Phelps Stokes. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"An hor d'oeuvre of a book: By the end, your appetite is whetted, but you're nowhere near satisfied."
The history of Hudson Valley's Philipse Manor Hall, told through the lives of four women who lived in it during the 17th and 18th centuries. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHANMASTER by Jean Zimmerman
Released: June 19, 2012

"A disturbing, often creepy melodrama, thick with historically accurate detail."
Historian Zimmerman (Love, Fiercely, 2012, etc.) debuts as a novelist with a gruesome murder mystery concerning a serial killer in the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam on the island of Manhattan. Read full book review >

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Released: May 5, 2003

"Exasperating and thoughtful in equal portions."
A confused tribute to women's traditional roles. Read full book review >

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SAVAGE GIRL by Jean Zimmerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2014

"Zimmerman's dark comedy of manners is an obvious homage to Edith Wharton, a rip-roaring murder mystery more Robert Louis Stevenson than Arthur Conan Doyle and a wonderfully detailed portrait of the political, economic and philosophical issues driving post-Civil War America."
A formal, measured tempo only heightens the tension in Zimmerman's second historical fiction-cum-thriller (The Orphanmaster, 2012), this one set in the 1870s and concerning a serial killer whose rampage ranges from a rough mining community in Nevada to upper-class Manhattan. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Sensible and sensitive: a must read for every new mother."
A reassuringly frank look at childbirth and motherhood by a writer and mother who persuasively suggests that, despite current conventional wisdom, having a baby does radically change a woman's body and her life. Read full book review >

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PIPPIN THE CHRISTMAS PIG by Jean Little
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"This gently told story shows insight into the feelings of one who feels small and insignificant, but who can still accomplish something special. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Pippin is a cute little piglet with one ear that tends to flop over like a puppy's. Read full book review >

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OCEAN LINERS by Karl Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A fascinating voyage. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
From the earliest days, the ships that carried passengers across the oceans have been wreathed in an aura of romance and mystery and have entranced generations of aficionados. Read full book review >

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CRIMSON GREEN by Bruce Zimmerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Even after Brad's killed, Peggy's punched out, Alison's snatched, and Quinn's threatened by serious Vegas gamblers, Quinn still has plenty of time to needle Kate Ulrich, who's returned to warm the cockles of his bed, about her old boyfriend, Craig."
How seriously should small-time golf hustler Brad Helfan take the threats to kill him and his family if he doesn't blow his improbable last-round lead in the US Open at Pebble Beach, Calif.? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1998

"Never before had our planet seemed so small, so lonely, so vulnerable—or so priceless. (photos, not seen)"
The year 1968 is memorable for any number of reasons, science writer Zimmerman reminds us, not the least of which was the historic flight of Apollo 8, the first manned space flight to slip out of Earth's gravitational tethers. Read full book review >

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OUTBURST by R.D. Zimmerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1998

"As in Todd's hardcover debut, Hostage (1997), the clever mystery is completely overshadowed by Zimmerman's high-intensity look at the dark side of sexual politics—in this case, the plight of Kris Kenney, stigmatized and despised by both straights and gays as beyond the pale. (Author tour)"
It's been six weeks since Todd Mills's last big story for WLAK-TV in Minneapolis, and since the pressure is on him to justify his A-list salary, he's willing to follow a fishy tip to meet an anonymous blackmail victim in the middle of Stone Arch Bridge. Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS! by Howard Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"Dinosaur and monster fans may be left wide-eyed, but they'll find more to chew over in Dougal Dixon's Amazing Dinosaurs (p. 128). (Web sites, chart of groups, index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Melodrama is the name of the game in this tall-format browsing item. Read full book review >