Search Results: "Kathleen Sharp"


BOOK REVIEW

SHARP by David Fitzpatrick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Fitzpatrick slam-dunks readers into the grim, murky bowels of his psychotic ordeal, yet provides a promising coda for himself and those jonesing for a 'normal' life."
A young man harrowingly details the depth of a two-decade bout with mental illness. Read full book review >

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Krazy Kathleen by William Tellem
Released: Feb. 10, 2016

"A lighthearted ode to books featuring eye-catching, funny pictures of an eccentric character."
A children's librarian who keeps everything in seemingly random piles teaches local residents a lesson in this tale by Tellem (Zen the Zebra, 2015, etc.), featuring illustrations by Coules. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A dispensable take on fiscal misdeeds that await perceptive coverage."
A hit-or-miss recap of events leading up to a 1993 decision by Prudential Securities to settle fraud charges with the SEC, albeit without admitting guilt, from a journalist who is not up to the job of explaining, let alone illuminating, a perdurable scandal. Read full book review >

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SHARP SHOOTER by Nadia Gordon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"The heroine's nickname perfectly suits Gordon's pleasant debut."
Sunny McCoskey is living your basic Northern California daydream. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"A blockbuster of a story, especially today with Medicare potentially on the chopping block."
How two giant pharmaceutical companies defrauded the public, flouted government regulations and ignored patient safety in their cutthroat competition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Lavish and extravagant, gossipy yet even-handed, maximizing a great story: likely to become the standard text on the Wassermans."
A Hollywood biography more dramatic and enthralling than most of what its subjects produce. Read full book review >

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SHARP EDGES by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Krentz's usual lilting, charming prose and slightly eccentric characters find themselves at the service of a regrettably pedestrian suspenser."
Perhaps Krentz's fiction (Grand Passion, 1994, etc.) ought to be packaged with madeleines, if only to reinforce the sense of dÇjÖ vu her fans must feel with every page, tripping over bits and pieces that have been used in her historical romances, written as Amanda Quick, and that may well be incorporated in her science-fictional ones, written as Jayne Castle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARP TEETH by Toby Barlow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A refreshing leap across genres."
Rival gangs of werewolves duke it out for control of Los Angeles in this dark but oddly tender free-verse novel. Read full book review >

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SHARP OBJECTS by Gillian Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Piercingly effective and genuinely terrifying."
A savage debut thriller that renders the Electra complex electric, the mother/daughter bond a psychopathic stranglehold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWELVE SHARP by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 20, 2006

"Evanovich wisely soft-pedals the mystery, which has never been her strong suit, and finds exactly the right tone of danger-laden farce for Stephanie's duel with the false Ranger, spicing it with a million one-liners, aspiring bond enforcers and hapless criminals on the run."
Trenton's most renowned bounty hunter (Eleven on Top, 2005, etc.) becomes the prey of a delusional stalker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHARP TIME by Mary O'Connell
FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Sharp storytelling indeed. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Palpable grief plus irreverent humor equal one extraordinary debut novel. Read full book review >

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KATHLEEN, PLEASE COME HOME by Scott O'Dell
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1978

"Of course this sort of material has an enduring fascination for daydreaming stay-at-homes."
The diary of a runaway girl, whose dismal experiences are attributed largely to "going along" with a bad companion. Read full book review >