Search Results: "John Curran"


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AGATHA CHRISTIE by John Curran
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"Not a book to read in one sitting, but one to love: a sumptuous buffet for fans who wish the Queen of Crime had lived forever."
Following Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks (2009), which scrutinized the early stages of some two-dozen novels by the legendary mystery novelist, Christie expert Curran returns to exhume and analyze selected entries from her 73 notebooks dealing with dozens of other novels and stories. Read full book review >

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SHIFT by Kim Curran
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"One of the first from a new imprint dedicated to speculative fiction for teens; a promising beginning. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
If you could remake any decision you have made, would you? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Fun and informative, though the slackadaisical writing style eventually proves tiresome. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
A slow-moving but enjoyable appreciation and history of pitching and pitchers. Read full book review >

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WHORES ON THE HILL by Colleen Curran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2005

"Quick-moving, cleanly written: a promising start for Curran."
Arresting first novel about a Milwaukee 15-year-old and her two best friends, the "sluts of Sacred Heart." Read full book review >

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Released: May 23, 2013

"Nicely structured and insightful but by no means comprehensive."
A well-written, simple—at times too simple—treatise on investing, with an emphasis on the value of financial planning. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Though Curran's account of faith and perseverance is somewhat unfocused, readers will appreciate her overarching point: 'discover what makes you happy, and then act on what you've learned.' (Memoir. 11-18)"
Curran, Miss Iowa 2008, tells how she became the first major pageant contestant with a disability. Read full book review >

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THE VALEDITZTORIAN by Alli Jay Curran
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"Entertaining chick lit that's just what the doctor ordered."
A clumsy medical student pratfalls her way through relationships, family feuds and scientific breakthroughs in this winsome romantic comedy. Read full book review >

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PROOF OF ANGELS by Mary Curran Hackett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A warm but heavy-handed tale of love and faith."
An angel saves a firefighter from a burning building, but his spiritual recovery requires some mortal intervention. Read full book review >

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PROOF OF HEAVEN by Mary Curran Hackett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Colm's medical condition and repeated resurrections offer intriguing narrative possibilities. But, weighed down by sentimental prose and predictable characters, Hackett's premise stalls out."
Does heaven exist? Are our loved ones waiting to reunite with us? Can near-death experiences offer proof? Read full book review >