Search Results: "Kim Edwards"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LAKE OF DREAMS by Kim Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"It's all mush, but the feminist angle may keep the fans loyal."
Family secrets dominate this sluggish melodrama, a second novel that recalls the corrosive secret at the heart of Edwards's surprise bestseller The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2005). Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS OF A FIRE KING by Kim Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 1997

"A talented writer still in search of subjects worthy of her craft."
Edwards debuts with 11 stories, set all over the globe, that share little beyond her clean, fluent style—a clarity somewhat dissipated by heavy dramatic ironies and polemic. Read full book review >

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THE MEMORY KEEPER’S DAUGHTER by Kim Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2005

"First-novelist Edwards (stories: The Secrets of a Fire King, 1997) excels at celebrating a quiet wholesomeness but stumbles over her storyline."
One well-intentioned lie causes deep fissures in a family. Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL SELECTIONS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An imaginary zoo that will set readers to chortling. (key to smaller creatures) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A gallery of chimerical critters that Darwin himself would be hard put to justify. Read full book review >

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PAINTED CIRCUS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Enhanced by a surprise or two in the page corners, this offers plenty of potential for enjoyable browsing. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Illustrated in rococo, circus-poster style, the 22 acts presented in this gallery each feature a visual effect or illusion, introduced by florid commentary from mouse ringmaster P.T. Vermin. Read full book review >

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THE BIKER'S BROTHER by Peter Edwards
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A subpar mystery buoyed by a crackling gumshoe protagonist. (Mystery. 14-17)"
A biker is accused of murder. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 1992

"Competently written and researched, but, apart from the Grace Kelly years, the Grimaldis come off here as a rather shabby and dull lot. (B&w photos—48—not seen.)"
Veteran celebrity-biographer Edwards (Wallis, 1991, etc.) does her best with Prince Rainier and his ancestors, but the Grimaldis as a dynasty seem more bent on survival than on cutting a heroic figure. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT THE MANOR by Martin Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"The more gracious the home, the worse the crime in this anthology by a who's who of mostly golden-age writers."
Let the guest beware in these 16 reprinted stories, spanning roughly 65 years, set in British country houses. Read full book review >

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THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW by Martin Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A collection of curiosities best spaced out over several sessions but still a most civilized anecdote to contemporary stories about the police, fictional or non-."
Tired of newspaper headlines that accuse cops of malfeasance or worse? Veteran editor Edwards (Continental Crimes, 2017, etc.) has the perfect antidote: 15 reprints of stories from 1908 to 1966 showing English police officers at (generally) their most sterling. Read full book review >

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YOUR BIG BREAK by Johanna Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2006

"It'll take a lot of caffeine to make it through this safely constructed snooze."
Lies muddle the life of a Boston break-up artist. Read full book review >