Search Results: "Jeanne Mackin"


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THE SWEET BY & BY by Jeanne Mackin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"Mackin (Dreams of Empire, 1996, etc.) offers a deft combination of historical fiction and ghost story, as well as a compelling meditation on the power of the past to alter the present."
A journalist researching the story of a real-life 19th-century spiritualist, Maggie Fox, may have to contend with the ghost of her old lover. Read full book review >

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DREAMS OF EMPIRE by Jeanne Mackin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"A richly intelligent and charming spellbinder."
The author of The Frenchwoman (1989) and The Queen's War (1991) again imaginatively (but responsibly, judiciously) samples French history and here constructs a witty, lightly satirical, entertaining amalgam of murder, greed, and revenge, all peculiarly attached to a kind of treasure hunt for an ancient Egyptian stela— a slab of stone picturing the goddess Hathor (appropriately, the goddess of love and laughter). 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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JACKHAMMER by Bob Mackin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"An extremely confident debut that's face-paced and full of surprises."
Mackin's debut novel is a detailed historical thriller with a familiar and compelling premise—a labyrinthine plot to kill Hitler. Read full book review >

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PRETEND ALL YOUR LIFE by Joseph Mackin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"A first novel that fails in every respect—plot, characterization and language mangled beyond belief."
Cheesy melodrama about a plastic surgeon, 9/11, AIDS, blackmail and revenge. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A fine addition to WW I literature."
A real curiosity: a highly mannered WW I diary, published nearly 80 years after being written and 20 years after its author's death. 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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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 >