Search Results: "Laura Palmer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"An inspiring and compelling work. (Photographs—not seen)"
A scandal broke out a few years ago when American University president Berendzen was caught making sexually oriented phone calls to strangers. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE by Carolyn Jessop
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"Though Jessop's circumstances were unusual—and particularly harrowing—her memoir will appeal to many women who have left abusive relationships."
Born into the Fundamentalist Church of the Latter Day Saints (FLDS), the author describes her life before, during and after her marriage at 18 to a 50-year-old man with three other wives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 13, 1990

In an extraordinary book, the wife of TV star Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky and Hutch) tells the harrowing story of her family's many-fronted battle with AIDS. Read full book review >

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LAURA MCNEAL
by Poornima Apte

It was in 2002 when Laura McNeal was writing a magazine article about the evolution of home economics classes, that she walked up a stone staircase to a peculiar cottage called the Practice House in Fallbrook, California. “It had been built during the Depression because parents and teachers feared—incredibly—that high school girls weren’t learning the Home Arts,” McNeal recalls ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE WOMPANANNY WITCHES MAKE ONE MEAN PIZZA by Jennie  Palmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Pair with a pie for one mean—er, make that nice—storytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two recluse witch chefs with a passion for pizza come out from behind their pizza oven…and survive the wild neighborhood kids. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Prime nature writing, capably focused through multiple views of natural history, ecology, medicine, history, evolution, and anthropology."
Highly engrossing account of a small group of rattlesnakes just south of Boston. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH by Greg Palmer
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A scrapbook of tidbits rather than a thought-out narrative; still, an enjoyable scamper through undiscovered country. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A sprawling survey of death practices around the world; a companion volume to a forthcoming PBS series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 29, 2013

"Part memoir, part reference guide, this detailed, intimate collection highlights the rich support network available for recovering addicts."
Recovery from addiction never looked as appealing as it does in this volume by a recovered alcoholic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DESPERADO by Diana Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"A silly thriller with a decidedly old-fashioned tone, especially in the clinches."
Debut hardcover, about a mercenary soldier who cracks an international child-slave ring. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN RULE by Elizabeth Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 1998

"A fine balm for winter."
The charm and surefire wit of Palmer's previous work (Flowering Judas, 1997, etc.) rise to the occasion once more, as a tangled web of London high society has at its center two sisters of vastly differing sensibilities—two now-grown women whose approaches to matters of the heart make life interesting for their men, their friends, and each other. Read full book review >