Search Results: "Joe Scarborough"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Well-meaning, though the coming electoral cycle will show whether the GOP abandons the gladiatorial politics of resentment and, per Scarborough, actually makes some effort to show that it can govern."
Bromides from Morning Joe host and former Republican Congressman Scarborough (The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America's Promise, 2009, etc.) on the restoration of the good old GOP. Read full book review >

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TO CATCH A KILLER by Sheryl Scarborough
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Despite its interesting premise, this debut falls short of its potential. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Scarborough's debut mystery novel follows a teenager on a journey to find her mother's killer. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 16, 2009

"Like good mysteries, this one blossoms petal by petal, while delivering a demur love story in the midst of sinister circumstances."
A well-told, well-paced thriller of treachery and remembrance harking back to the grim final years of World War II Germany. Read full book review >

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AFTERSHOCK by Chuck Scarborough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"There's something of a breakthrough scene as a couple of handsome sexagenarians resume their long interrupted affair in the ruins of the Four Seasons, among the badly shaken agents and publishers."
New York City TV newsman and novelist Scarborough (Stryker, The Myrmidon Project) now takes the big earthquake away from its usual California scenery and puts it in Manhattan at midday, in time to give details at 6:00 if only there were electricity. Read full book review >

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HALFWAY HANK by Joe Fallon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"No overt moralizing here, but young readers with Hank-like habits will surely finish the whole thing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A lad gets around a predilection for doing things halfway in this jocular ditty. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1996

"A nineteenth century engraving of an imaginary mammoth hunt'' shows naked warriors in a grassy, tree-lined field using modern bows and arrows to kill a contemporary African elephant. (chronology, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
One in a series of British imports that explore the history of a world region before and after European exploration, this title is brief and riddled with problems. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"One complaint: Such familiar fare ought to show a stronger editorial hand than veteran anthologists Manson (Murder by the Book, 1995; Kingpins, 1992, etc.) and Scarborough display here."
This collection is old-fashioned in a double sense. Read full book review >

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THE LADY IN THE LOCH by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Sadly, the homicidally forlorn lover is so industrious in his scarifying work that fantasist Scarborough (The Godmother's Apprentice, 1995, etc.) has little time to spare for the puir wee lady in the loch."
Hardly has aspiring author Walter Scott (yes, that Walter Scott) assumed the post of Edinburgh's sheriff than the city is rocked by a crime spree out of The Silence of the Lambs. Read full book review >

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PAST LIVES, PRESENT TENSE by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Amusing idea, engaging outcome."
Editor Scarborough sets the ground rules and provides the scenario for these 15 new stories, namely, what if you recover the personality of anyone who had ever lived? Read full book review >

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THE GODMOTHER'S APPRENTICE by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

The Godmother (1994) wasn't, alas, about female mafiosi, but introduced a suburban fantasy of good and bad fairies, frog princes, wicked stepmothers, talking cats, and characters from the brothers Grimm. Read full book review >

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LAST REFUGE by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"The novelties that made the first book interesting cannot rescue this one."
Sequel to Nothing Sacred (1991), continuing the tale of Shambala, a Shangri-La-like magical paradise hidden in the Himalayas. Read full book review >

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THE GODMOTHER by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Scarborough (Last Refuge, 1992, etc.) attempts charm in this slight story, but alas, what comes out instead is saccharine and hokey."
Rose Samson is a Seattle social worker struggling with an increased caseload, vanishing resources, and the despair that accompanies daily contact with murder, child molestation, drug traffic, homelessness, and an unrelenting bureaucracy. Read full book review >