Search Results: "Lacey Baldwin Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 1997

"Human, dramatic stories, well told, with sympathetic insights. (12 photos, not seen)"
A fine combination of collective biography and thematic study. Read full book review >

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ISLAND OF THIEVES by Josh Lacey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2012

"An enjoyable escapade, delivered with wit, wisdom and just a bit of history thrown in for good measure. (Adventure. 9-12)"
What kid doesn't dream of swashbuckling adventures in faraway places, freed from the strictures of parents, school, siblings and caregivers? Tom Trelawney gets to experience a real adventure in this rollicking tale, but it may just be more than he bargained for. Read full book review >

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MODEL WOMAN by Robert Lacey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"A briskly written, unapologetically frank portrait of 'the empress of American modeling—a mixture of Mary Tyler Moore and Barbara Walters, but tougher.'"
How Ford Models rose to power under the auspices of a no-nonsense doyenne. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE LACEY
by Vincent Scarpa

Ask Catherine Lacey for the origin story of her new novel, The Answers, and she won’t hesitate to give you the short answer: back pain. More specifically, an inexplicable and persistent back pain that greeted her in the midst of an emotionally turbulent period in her life marked by loss, upheaval, and complication; a time which occasioned, for Lacey, a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"B&w photos; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
What a woman this was. Read full book review >

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FILE UNDER: ARSON by Sarah Lacey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1996

"Below average for this mouthy series."
Leah Hunter's friend Charlie Fagan is convinced that his nephew Billy, who had counseling for pyromania as a boy, is the arsonist behind a rash of fires. Read full book review >

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EDISON by Neil Baldwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 1995

"Like many eminent Victorians, Edison was a fascinating monster, and Baldwin captures some of both the fascination and the monstrosity; but one comes away from the book feeling that the best part of the story remains untold. (50 b&w photos, unseen)"
This new biography attempts not only to chronicle Edison's achievements but to set him in the context of his time. Read full book review >

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NOBODY IS EVER MISSING by Catherine Lacey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"A travel story that's missing an emotional journey."
Elyria Riley buys a one-way ticket to New Zealand, leaving her husband without warning or explanation, in Lacey's debut novel. Read full book review >

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FILE UNDER: MISSING by Sarah Lacey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"Lacey still has trouble putting together a coherent plot; but scene by scene, wisecrack by wisecrack, Hunter is a terrifically entertaining guide through this walk on the seamy side."
Warning to Yorkshire malefactors: Leah Hunter fights back! Read full book review >

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FILE UNDER: DECEASED by Sarah Lacey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 1993

"A few too many felonies and lowlife suspects, maybe, but Leah is a winner—a likable new female sleuth with the smartest mouth on her since Archie Goodwin."
Yorkshire tax inspector Leah Hunter's got an attitude, and no wonder. Read full book review >

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THE AMEN CORNER by James Baldwin
Released: June 12, 1967

"Symphonic in structure, mixing religious and sexual motifs, encompassing various shades of characters and situations against the background of a boat trip up the Hudson, 'The Outing' is memorable in every sense; funny, sad, colorful, it is a triumphant performance."
With the exception of "The Man Child," a macabre, faintly Lawrentian study of repressed love between two white men in the rural South, all of Baldwin's tales here deal in one form or another with the Negro problem. Read full book review >

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THE LAST KID LEFT by Rosecrans Baldwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Ruthless editing might have liberated an intriguing thesis and sharply drawn protagonists from 100 pages of extraneous material. As it stands, admirable but overreaching."
A double murder leads to some ugly discoveries about a small New Hampshire town and internet-fueled gossip in Baldwin's ambitious second novel. Read full book review >