Search Results: "Laura Palmer"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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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 >

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THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET by Robin Palmer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 27, 2013

"Anyone who's ever struggled with a family member's alcoholism will find a welcome and familiar friend in Annabelle. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A teenage girl and her showbiz mom are forced to re-evaluate their relationship after rehab in this lightweight recovery story by the author of Geek Charming (2009). Read full book review >

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SCARLET ANGEL by Elizabeth Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"In the deliciously deadpan, confidential tone of an avid gossip, Palmer gives us a world in which the evil are very, very bad, and the good often betrayed by their own timidity. (First printing of 50,000)"
An English country manor is nearly consumed by a naughty adventuress from Rome—in this classic British melodrama's entertaining depiction of lust and greed. Read full book review >

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KISS & TANGO by Marina Palmer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2005

"Lots of potential, but Palmer doesn't deliver lyricism or insights to match the depths of her beloved dance. The wonderful cover, though, a retro b&w photo oozing restrained eroticism, is sure to catch a browser's eye."
Memoir that reads too much like a first draft about the author's passion for the tango. Read full book review >

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THE WILL TO BATTLE by Ada Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Still intriguing and worth pursuing, but the strain may be beginning to show."
A stagnant, complacent Earth faces war in the 25th century in the third of an ongoing science-fantasy series (Seven Surrenders, 2017, etc.). Read full book review >

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TESTIMONY by Frank Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 1993

"A first novel with maybe too many subplots for comfort or belief, but a finale worthy of Ruth Rendell."
Even after Terry Davis was thrown off the Leicester police force, his downward spiral continued through his smarmy private- investigations firm—until he was found bleeding to death outside his favorite pub. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF STATE by Matthew Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"A well-written imagining of how India and Pakistan could be pushed to the brink of nuclear disaster."
A rogue nuclear weapon and a ticking clock lie at the heart of this engaging thriller by the author of The American Mission (2014).Read full book review >