Search Results: "Laura Whitcomb"


BOOK REVIEW

LAURA by Larry Watson
Released: June 1, 2000

"A finely wrought, if emotionally cool, tale of enduring passion."
The story of a man's long obsession with a beautiful woman poet, the latest from award-winning novelist Watson (White Crosses, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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LAURA by Hilary Norman
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Shallow escapism for the romance-starved. (First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild selection)"
A Cinderella story of a woman educated in the school of hard knocks, by pulp veteran Norman (Spellbound, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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UNDER THE LIGHT by Laura Whitcomb
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Life proves as haunting as death in this well-crafted ghost story. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Teens overcome troubled lives through metaphysical and spiritual opportunities in this poetic sequel. Read full book review >

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THE FETCH by Laura Whitcomb
FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2009

"Also, the 2007 discovery of bones that definitively proved that Alexei and Anastasia Romanov died with their family makes the choice to use that mystery as an underpinning suspect at best. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Whitcomb (A Certain Slant of Light, 2005) again tackles possession, spectral romance and reconciliation with the past, with a decided lack of oomph. Read full book review >

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A CERTAIN SLANT OF LIGHT by Laura Whitcomb
FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"Young women will be drawn to this book, and will probably finish it, but unless the collection needs another forgettable easy-sell, skip it. (Fiction. YA)"
What should be a sure-fire ghost story/romance fails to ignite a spark. Read full book review >

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FINDING LAURA by Kay Hooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Despite the adult sex and good surprise ending: a treacly adolescent affair, just a few steps beyond paper dolls and Barbie."
Hooper's latest paranormal romance (After Caroline, 1996, etc.) tackles reincarnation in a modern southern gothic mode, with lots of coupling in the gazebo. Read full book review >

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JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY by Elizabeth J. van Allen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The life of a literary local hero—of mostly local interest. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An unvarnished, dutiful, rather dull life of the 19th-century "Hoosier Poet," author of "Little Orphant Annie" and "When the Frost Is on the Punkin." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 29, 1996

"A list of museums and newsletters is appended. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
The subtitle tells it all; the first and later readers of the Little House books wrote letters that Wilder answered and saved, along with their drawings, photographs, and poems, right up to the last years of her life. Read full book review >

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LAURA BLUNDY by Julie Myerson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The labors of love take on new meaning here, but despite the hypnotic quality of the prose, too many shadows fall across the heart of Laura Blundy, concealing more than they reveal."
Starting with a grisly murder scene, Myerson's fourth novel (after Me and the Fat Man, 1999, etc.) probes murky waters in Victorian London, as a woman crippled and in love trades in her surgeon husband for a married laborer. Read full book review >

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LAURA WARHOLIC by Alexander Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2007

"A bloated Bonfire of the Vanities for the pomo set, full of carefully placed products (Pringles, anyone?), in-jokes and elegant blather."
A big, drooly, shaggy dog of a postmodern epic, one that takes up an awful lot of space but doesn't give a lot of affection in return. Read full book review >

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LAURA BUSH by Ronald Kessler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2006

"Why sully or smash icons when it's so fun to make new ones out of Silly Putty?"
The Bushes are wonderful; the Clintons are not. Read full book review >