Search Results: "Jeanne Kalogridis"


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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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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"A snoozy contribution to the cottage industry of vampire publishing."
The second in a proposed trilogy (Covenant with the Vampire, 1994, not reviewed): an atmospheric, intermittently sexy, over-subplotted prequel to Bram Stoker's classic. Read full book review >

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I, MONA LISA by Jeanne Kalogridis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A clever reworking, though not completely convincing."
Kalogridis (The Borgia Bride, 2005, etc.) chronicles the perils of young Lisa di Antonio Gherardini long before she became the subject of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting. Read full book review >

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THE BURNING TIMES by Jeanne Kalogridis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Despite surface similarities—Goddess worship, a heroine whose virtues run against the grain of conventional wisdom, initiation rites—Mists of Avalon fans will be disappointed by this pale imitation."
With the completion of her vampire trilogy (Lord of the Vampires, 1996, etc.), Kalogridis turns her attention to 14th-century France in a labored myth about worshipers of the Goddess (Diana or Mary Magdalene, take your pick) whose survival is threatened by Catholic orthodoxy. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

In an immoderately engaging profile of arguably the most visible and widely known public artists alive today, Greenberg and Jordan retrace the duo's career and capture a sense of the wonder that their large-scale projects evoke. Read full book review >

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THE TWINS JEFFREY AND JEANNE by Jeanne Baier
Released: June 9, 2011

"An effective, if visually undistinguished, tale with a straightforward message of reassurance for children affected by divorce."
A picture book offering the point of view of twins offers affirmation and comfort to young children of separated parents. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"Ridley has definitely done her homework in recognizing Baret as an overlooked but important historical figure."
Dense, inquisitive biography of the first woman to circle the globe by sea. 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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SOPHY AND AUNTIE PEARL by Jeanne Titherington
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"The pictures just aren't loosened up enough to get this fantasy off the ground. (Picture book. 4+)"
A simple story with few surprises. Read full book review >

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Hagar's Last Dance by Maureen Klovers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2015

"A fiery, vividly drawn mystery, headlined by a particularly daring belly dancer."
A woman's double life throws her friends and family into a murderous tailspin. Read full book review >

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TOO COOL by Duff Brenna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 1998

"But, like Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols, E's a hard kid to care about."
Willard Motley's Knock on Any Door ("Live fast, die young, and make a good-looking corpse") gets shifted from big-city slums to Colorado small towns and Denver by the self-assured Brenna (The Holy Book of the Beard, 1996, etc.), who moves like cat through the roiling minds and bodies of his adolescent characters. 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 >