Search Results: "Katharine McMahon"


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THE CRIMSON ROOMS by Katharine McMahon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A fine, compassionate, elegiac combination of human and courtroom drama—the author's best yet."
Another inventive, nuanced historical novel from McMahon (The Rose of Sebastopol, 2009, etc.), again focused on a progressive female protagonist constrained by the expectations of her era. Read full book review >

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THE ROSE OF SEBASTOPOL by Katharine McMahon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2009

"Marked by its passion and social commentary, this is a pleasingly unformulaic read, although its twin time frames and ending may not satisfy all readers."
An unusual and vivid historical novel tracks a feverish love triangle/mystery across the battlefields of the Crimean War. Read full book review >

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THE ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER by Katharine McMahon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2006

"An intelligent and sensuous romance."
In her U.S. debut, veteran British novelist McMahon animates a historical setting with confidence and a 21st-century sensibility. Read full book review >

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KATHARINE HEPBURN by James Robert Parish
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Parish regards Hepburn more objectively than most of her other biographers, but he comes up with little that is definitive or new—perhaps because of the dearth and deaths of primary sources to document her (sex) life."
To the often-told stories of Hepburn's life, this latest biography promises to add the untold. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"Calculatingly inspirational while avoiding treacle."
An analysis of key factors and events in Graham's remarkable transition from acquiescent wife and mother to stalwart CEO of the Washington Post. Read full book review >

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KATHARINE HEPBURN by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"The Ford gossip is news, but better than the psychobabble about Kate is the inspiring story of her mother, a strong, complex heroine if ever there was one. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A psycho-bio of the actress and her mother that begins as riveting melodrama and turns into talk-show buffalo chips. Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF ADDY McMAHON by Katie Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"A well-crafted view of a child's inner struggles and emotional growth. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Addy believes her Grandmother when she claims the "family curse" has been lurking for several generations. Read full book review >

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L.A. MENTAL by Neil McMahon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"The plot reads as if dashed off to meet a deadline, but the book is somewhat redeemed by decent writing."
Seasoned mystery writer McMahon (Dead Silver, 2008, etc.) steps into a new genre with his first thriller. Read full book review >

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IRA FOXGLOVE by Thomas McMahon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2004

"Reminiscent of the best of Walker Percy: a deeply funny, strange, moving account of middle-aged angst overcome by genius, sympathy, and profound naiveté."
A deceptively lighthearted fourth novel by the late cult favorite McMahon (1943-99; Loving Little Egypt, 1986, etc.) depicts a forlorn husband's tragicomic quest to reclaim his AWOL wife. Read full book review >

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DANCE OF KNIVES by Donna McMahon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A brisk, well-constructed swirl of murky plots and dark psychology, if rather heavy on the lesbian angle: a debut that, despite impressive ingredients, lacks warmth."
By the 22nd century, after climatic change and rising sea levels, the city of Vancouver is divided between prosperous but regressive and cliquish Guild territory and the island of Downtown, whose slums are inhabited by the Guildless, refugees from America, gangs, criminals, and the destitute. Read full book review >

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BURNTOWN by Jennifer McMahon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Weirdly entertaining but anticlimactic in the end."
McMahon (The Winter People, 2014, etc.) swoops readers off to a setting straight out of a modern, but much starker, Grimm's fairy tale in this odd story with a touch of the supernatural. Read full book review >