Search Results: "Kim Washburn"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Though the tone refrains (barely) from utter didacticism, the values-driven narrative just misses the goal. (Biography. 9-12) "
An otherwise unremarkable sports biography hammers home the values of determination and hard work with an unapologetic Christian slant. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A meticulously detailed feat of rare footage inside the DPRK's propaganda machinery."
Exhaustively researched, highly engrossing chronicle of the outrageous abduction of a pair of well-known South Korean filmmakers by the nefarious network of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"A visually polished print debut—with a teaser on the front flap for the app version in place of a blurb. Unsurprisingly, also in development as a film. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Hypercool paintings featuring alien school kids and elaborately detailed planetscapes juice up this weakly plotted tale of a young tinkerer transported to a galactic academy. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS KIM AND TOO MUCH TRUTH by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Clearly character education, subtlety is sacrificed to purpose, but it sparkles nevertheless. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Honesty may be the best policy, but Kim's zeal takes this valuable idiom to the extreme. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2000

"For fans of espionage, here's a detailed footnote to the oft-told story of a senior turncoat and his Cambridge colleagues. To Western sensibilities, however, the presentation of this notorious mole as a man of integrity is a tough sell, indeed. (16 pages photos)"
This text on a fabled espionage case proves to be, like spying itself, occasionally hair- raising and frequently boring, with scant material about three decades of one man's treachery. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A heartfelt, well-documented exposé of a major rip-off that debases education in several important ways."
Intellectual property, developed in the biology and electronics labs of our great universities, is being methodically transferred to industry, reports independent scholar and journalist Washburn. Read full book review >

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ELSIE’S BUSINESS by Frances Washburn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2006

"The blend of murder mystery and Native American legend can be intriguing, but Elsie, who never speaks for herself, remains an enigma, making it hard to see her as anything other than a victim."
A stranger visits a small town to uncover the truth about the short, tragic life of a Native American woman in 1960s South Dakota. Read full book review >

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FRANKLY MY DEAR, I’M DEAD by Livia J. Washburn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"The first in a Literary Tour Mystery series from Washburn (The Christmas Cookie Killer, 2008, etc.) is a promising addition to the ranks of cozies featuring strong Southern women."
Rhett Butler is murdered, and the suspects naturally include Scarlett O'Hara. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Washburn's Fresh Baked series (The Christmas Cookie Killer, 2008, etc.) continues to feature competent mysteries, likable characters and the obligatory recipes."
An amateur sleuth's Christmas plans are upset by murder. Read full book review >

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THE SACRED WHITE TURKEY by Frances Washburn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A small gem."
The unexplained advent of a white turkey marks a turning point in the lives of a Lakota medicine woman and her granddaughter, in the latest from Washburn (American Indian Studies and English/Univ. of Arizona; Elsie's Business, 2006). Read full book review >

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INTENT TO HARM by Stan Washburn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"A good start with a credible, likeable hero."
First novelist Washburn envisions a kinder, gentler cop in Toby Parkman, a college-educated, liberal, and witty detective for the '90s, here pitted against a rapist. Read full book review >