Search Results: "Joan Barthel"


BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN SAINT by Joan Barthel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"Barthel sets Seton's life against the roiling political context of the American Revolution and its aftermath, offering a rounded portrait of an ambitious woman who struggled mightily to fulfill the tenets of her faith: to be obedient, merciful and good."
A biography of the first American saint, who described herself as "the Mad Enthusiast." Read full book review >

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Released: May 25, 1989

Crime-writer Barthel (A Death in Canaan; A Death in California) now trains her reportorial eye on crimes of the heart: an undercover cop charged with infiltrating the Mafia falls for the Mafia boss's daughter. Read full book review >

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GIRL SINGER by Rosemary Clooney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 1999

"However, those first chapters, and her obvious love for her family, offer such genuine, and often sweet, insight into one of America's most famous personalities that Girl Singer is a must for anyone with even a passing curiosity about Clooney. (16 pages b&w photos) (Author tour)"
Clooney, who went from being one of popular music's original divas to America's sweetheart, unfurls her dramatic life story, aided by Barthel (A Death in California, 1981, etc.). Read full book review >

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DEATH BY TECH by Urno Barthel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 2014

"A focused, precise thriller; an improvement over the first installment."
Computer scientist Evan Olsson returns to help track down the people who stole a high-tech laser before they can use it in Barthel's (Death by Probability, 2014) techno-thriller. Read full book review >

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Death By Probability by Urno Barthel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 2014

In Barthel's debut techno-thriller, the death of a scientist in a California lab could be murder, and his posthumously discovered message warns of a possible terrorist attack in the U.S. Evan Olsson works at Halsted Aeronautic Laboratory for two years before he even hears of HAL's secret lab, the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility. Read full book review >

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Death By Arbitrage or Live Low Die High by Urno Barthel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2015

"An extremely clever thriller that dazzles on every level."
This third volume in a series of techno-thrillers pits Chester and Urno's (Death by Tech, 2014, etc.) scientist/sleuth against murderous inside traders. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE CAT AND THE GREEDY OLD WOMAN by Joan Rankin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"There's always room on the shelf for a smart, humorous swipe at one of the grand old vices. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A hungry kitten meows for food and would like a small taste of the special meal the greedy old woman is preparing. Read full book review >

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INSIDE-OUT GRANDMA by Joan Rothenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A book as welcome as a platter of freshly fried latkes—happily, a recipe is included. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fresh, wry Hanukkah story. Read full book review >

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LOOK-ALIKES AROUND THE WORLD by Joan Steiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

Again showing her genius for turning found materials into realistic structures and scenes, Steiner conducts viewers on a world tour, from the sliced-bread-and-peanut-butter terraces of Machu Picchu to the Leaning Tower of Cookies. Read full book review >

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ONE MORE RIVER by Joan Paley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Its graphics and design are clear and joyous, and lends itself to a group reading. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This traditional spiritual is the basis of a new counting book with bright, happy collages of animals entering Noah's ark. Read full book review >

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TELL ME by Joan Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"An intriguing story idea is marred by a surfeit of telling. (Fiction. 10-15)"
A 12-year-old girl sees something suspicious and determinedly pursues it. Read full book review >