Search Results: "Julie Mannix von Zerneck"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 17, 2013

"A dually narrated, uplifting tale on overcoming profound adversity."
In this heartwarming dual autobiography, actress Mannix and her daughter, Kathy Hatfield, recount the saga behind a separation of more than 40 years that began when Julie was forced to give up her newborn baby for adoption. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF KING LION by Sibylle von Olfers
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Fun as a novelty piece, but unlikely to engage too many 21st-century readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A 1912 German classic is reprinted in English for the first time in its 101-year-old history. Read full book review >

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YOU KNOW YOU LOVE ME by Cecily von Ziegesar
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Getting it all sorted out is the fun of it, and like its predecessor, it's a highly enjoyable speedboat of a read, zipping along at lightning speed, leaving adolescent angst, wounded egos, and Manolo Blahnik mules in its wake. (Fiction. YA)"
Continuing her soap opera saga where Gossip Girl (p. 580) left off, von Ziegesar again has her mostly rich, private-school crew of privileged Manhattan teenagers partying at elegant eateries, drinking booze, and shopping at high-end stores, but also thinking about college. Read full book review >

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GOSSIP GIRL by Cecily von Ziegesar
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2001

"That caveat aside, girls should find this lightweight novel spicy, entertaining, and their own trashy fun. (Fiction. YA)"
Deliciously catty and immediately engrossing, this is the ultimate beach read for teenage girls, offering them a titillating peek into the heady world of Manhattan's well-heeled teens, private-school kids who "have unlimited access to money and booze," and—since their prominent self-involved parents are terribly busy and largely disinterested—"tons of privacy" as well. Read full book review >

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VENUSIA by Mark von Schlegell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A shaky start to an already threatened series that can only improve."
Narcotic flowers keep the masses placated in a decaying, dystopian, extraterrestrial colony in this ambitious but marginal sci-fi fantasy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 28, 1996

"This absorbing account should be of interest to anyone who has followed the campus multiculturalism wars."
A balanced yet caring memoir of a year at a racially divided campus. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A well-researched historical account."
The biography of a German spymaster in Mexico during the tumultuous early 1900s. Read full book review >

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Released: July 25, 2012

"By turns inspiring and underwhelming, this compendium is more of a yearbook for the B-List group than a useful guide for writing screenplays."
A collection of screenwriting discussions by little-known and unproduced screenwriters. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"A remarkably gripping popular history."
A British historian's page-turning record of the madness seizing the Caribbean at the Cold War's zenith. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN CITY OF CHELLDRAH-HAM by Stephan von Clinkerhoffen
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A fresh, funny adventure and the best installment in the series so far.
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In the third book of the middle-grade Chelldrah-Ham series, von Clinkerhoffen (The Hidden City of Chelldrah-ham: War of Chaos, 2015, etc.) brings its protagonists to a different world: Earth.Read full book review >