Search Results: "June Wright"


BOOK REVIEW

MURDER IN THE TELEPHONE EXCHANGE by June Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A classic English-style mystery with a perky heroine reminiscent of Georgette Heyer's clever sleuths, packed with detail and menace."
A best-seller when it was first published in 1948 in Australia: A telephone operator turns sleuth when a colleague is murdered. Read full book review >

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FAMILIAR ACTS by June Barraclough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 1994

"Their romance, too dependent on ridiculous intrigue, is unconvincing, and in the end, the book is just as statically beholden to genre conventions as Hester's father is to Victorian ones."
Barraclough (Kindred Spirits, 1989, etc.) makes a big deal of a morass of lies and sexual misalliances beneath the strictly moralistic faáade of a Victorian English family. Read full book review >

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MY CHRISTMAS STORY by June Pascal
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A quick, lighthearted read about the trials of unrequited love and platonic friendship."
In this short debutmemoir spanning just one year, Pascal depicts the progress of a romantic relationship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 16, 1996

"In spite of occasional obscurity, essential reading for anyone concerned with a creative encounter between Tibetan Buddhism and the West."
Feminist theory and psychoanalysis combine in this unusual study of Tibetan Buddhism by a Scottish woman with a unique experience of the tradition. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Judicious editing would have helped. Still, of some interest to activists, and especially to educational reformers."
A grab-bag of essays and verse on politics, literature, and travel. Read full book review >

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MY FAMILY AND OTHER HAZARDS by June Melby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"The ending of the book—the kids grown, the parents' move to sell the course—leaves a wistful feeling, but like mini-golf itself, the story is a lot of fun and enjoyable to navigate."
The story of a girl, her family and the miniature golf course they owned. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"Tedious and tendentious. ($35,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
An overly broad roundup of crimes committed by men, topped off with some partly useful theorizing on what to do about them. Read full book review >

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HOLMES AND WATSON by June Thomson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Mere fans will be exasperated, bemused, or simply baffled by the minutiae."
Thomson, author of 18 crime novels and three collections of her own Sherlock Holmes pastiches, delves into the Conan Doyle canon with a nitpicker's zeal to document the speculative roots of Holmes's misogyny (a cold, aloof mother), his scientific methods (reading chemistry at Oxford), and his mercurial temperament (a French grandmother and cocaine-induced mania and lethargy). Read full book review >

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MISSING WOMEN AND OTHERS by June Spence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 1998

"A promising debut."
A first collection from the winner of the 1995 Willa Cather Fiction contest: 15 stories, some having appeared in The Best American Short Stories, Seventeen, and The Oxford Review, by a southern writer who excels at charting the minor victories that briefly relieve dreary lives. Read full book review >