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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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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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DANCE LIKE YOU MEAN IT by Jeanne Skartsiaris
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An over-the-top, often witty escape into fantasy that manages to convey some realistic poignancy on the road to a satisfying conclusion.
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An emergency room nursing supervisor writes a romance novel, even as her own life spins out of control. 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 >