Search Results: "Joan Reardon"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2004

"Satisfying, but for dedicated Fisherphiles only."
Exhaustive biography gets behind the myths the acclaimed food writer herself perpetuated about her life, loves, and travels. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 1994

"Others will find it indigestible."
Pedestrian mini-biographies of three women who are household names among members of the Cuisinart set. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Nothing too compelling, but this epistolary testament to a close friendship will surely appeal to Child fans."
The letters exchanged between Julia Child and Avis DeVoto from 1952 to '61, as the former was creating the first volume of Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961). Read full book review >

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"A sampling here and there revives the delight of first reading."
Collected works of an artist in food, whose gastronomical creed long since captured my imagination. Read full book review >

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FINDING JAKE by Bryan Reardon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A compelling read; disturbingly relevant in contemporary America."
A father hears about a shooting incident at his son's high school—and then finds his son is one of the suspected killers. Read full book review >

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THE PROMETHEUS MAN by Scott Reardon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"The chase is all here, and for some that will be enough."
After a CIA agent is murdered, his brother seeks revenge and stumbles onto a plot to create a superhuman killer. Read full book review >

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BILLY DEAD by Lisa Reardon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Vivid and often gripping, but unmodulated, and finally not very convincing."
A legacy of family violence and sexual abuse haunts the desperate characters who populate this melodramatic first novel by an award-winning playwright. Read full book review >

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BLAMELESS by Lisa Reardon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2000

"Large themes of loss, accountability, and redemption in a sometimes too neat package."
In rural Michigan, home to the family abuse and emotional distress Reardon captured so vividly in Billy Dead (1998), the specter of a dead child forces a woman to face herself and her demons. Read full book review >

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THE MERCY KILLERS by Lisa Reardon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Reardon's hard-core survivors snatch vitality from the jaws of cliché."
Barflies in a blue-collar town share tangled destinies in Reardon's third (Blameless, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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ENEMY AMONG US by Randy Reardon
Released: July 6, 2011

"Unpolished and loosely organized, but more thoughtful and sensitive than other thrillers that vilify the Islamic world."
A thoughtful but unwieldy and polarizing thriller that sets clever American officers against devious Iranian machinations. Read full book review >

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NOODLES’ AND ALBIE’S BIRTHDAY SURPRISE by Eric Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 2016

"Beautiful illustrations, plus birthday and Christmas together—fun."
When a penguin receives a compass for his birthday, he gets the chance to help a lost Kris Kringle. 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 >