Search Results: "Jeanne C. Blackmore"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW DOES SLEEP COME? by Jeanne C.  Blackmore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Any number of sleepy bedtime tales are sleepier and bedtimier than this. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A sleepy-bye story that doesn't work on any number of levels, despite Jacob's starry blanket and sweet-faced mama. Read full book review >

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THE MEME MACHINE by Susan Blackmore
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"So, enjoy the imaginative leaps and some pithy summaries of current theories and controversies regarding human evolution, but don't substitute the meme bathwater for the gene baby just yet."
Richard Dawkins gave us "memes," the cultural analogue of genes; Blackmore gives us memes in spades—humans as meme machines. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 21, 1989

Diverse, experimental sampling of short stories by a talented new generation of Chinese writers. Read full book review >

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A FALSE SENSE OF WELL BEING by Jeanne Braselton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2001

"A solid tale of country-fried suburban woes with few surprises."
Southern families and crumbling marriages are center stage in a capable if routine debut. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Fun."
Last of the Dracula trilogy begun with 1994's Covenant with the Vampire (not reviewed) and Children of the Vampire (1995), and a tasty feast it is. Read full book review >

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HER BOYFRIEND'S BONES by Jeanne Matthews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2013

"Politically savvy, but overstuffed with plots and bios of Greek deities. And Dinah (Bonereapers, 2012, etc.) could do with a verve implant."
A romantic getaway turns sinister. Read full book review >

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IN THE LIGHTHOUSE by Jeanne Farewell
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"Entertaining and endearing, Farewell's new novel is a well-tailored fit for fans of women-centered mysteries and books about female friendship."
A winsome, suspenseful New England novel. Read full book review >

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Risking Exposure by Jeanne Moran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2013

"While well suited for a YA audience, this eye-catching snapshot of a Hitler Youth lacks strong dialogue."
A teenage photographer finds her courage amid the turmoil of Nazi Germany in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >

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MURDER, BY GEORGE by Jeanne Quigley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 2016

"As chatty and replete with hometown detail as Quigley's debut (All Things Murder, 2014). But gentle humor and an amiable lead make up for all those digressions."
A contested case of finders keepers turns deadly in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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EAT CAKE by Jeanne Ray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2003

"And that's all, folks. A pleasant trifle but nothing more: the third from the author of Step-Ball-Change (2002) and Julie and Romeo (2000)."
Imagine you're inside a cake. . . . Read full book review >