Search Results: "Leslie Mathews"


BOOK REVIEW

LESLIE by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"Implausibly melodramatic portrait of a killer whose actions evoke horror rather than sympathy."
Tyree (Just Say No!, 2001, etc.), whose grim tales of life in the 'hood usually offer moments of grace or wisdom, tells a horrifying and essentially nasty story of a woman who murders those who get in her way. Read full book review >

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THE MATHEWS MEN by William Geroux
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2016

"A deep, compassionate group biography of these 'unsung heroes' of the Merchant Marines."
An intricate look at the outsized role of a group of Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, families in the dangerous work of the Merchant Marines during World War II. Read full book review >

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PLAN Z BY LESLIE KOVE by Betsy Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2001

"A standard tale that features a particularly irritating adolescent narrator. The Curse of Holden Caulfield strikes again."
A trip back in time to the 1970s and all, supposedly, that was groovy. Read full book review >

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I WISH I HAD... by Giovanna Zoboli
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Images to return to again and again, with the text a jumping-off point to a sweet philosophy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The unseen and unnamed narrator of this Italian import wishes for many lively and thoughtful things. Read full book review >

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I AM A BEAR by Jean-François Dumont
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A naked appeal to sentiment—but also to sympathy. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A sensitive portrait of a lonely, homeless…bear, sort of. Read full book review >

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VIENNA BLOOD by Adrian Mathews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The mood-showering prose slows the pace here and there, but that's little to pay for solid entertainment."
Arriving on raves from Britain, Mathews's first novel is touted as a marriage of Blade Runner and The Third Man. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Fact-filled and engaging, a trenchant study, indispensable to the policy-makers for America's top 230 high schools (as ranked in the book's useful index). (Author tour)"
A probing examination of the strengths and weaknesses—but mostly the weaknesses—of our nation's top-rated and best-funded public high schools. Read full book review >

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DEATH ON NANTUCKET by Francine Mathews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"After a long hiatus, Mathews returns to Nantucket (Death in a Cold Hard Light, 1999, etc.) with this twisty tale of family relationships gone bad."
A police officer's wedding plans are complicated by a death in one of Nantucket's most prominent families. Read full book review >

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THE UNGARNISHED TRUTH by Ellie Mathews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2008

"The Rachael Ray set will eat up Mathews's pleasantly fluffy tale of culinary triumph."
How a few pounds of chicken and a jar of Old El Paso salsa changed one family's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMMITTED by Dan Mathews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2007

"A passionately delivered handbook on leading a purposeful life."
Ultra-hip hell-raiser tells the story of his agitated but enjoyable life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH IN A MOOD INDIGO by Francine Mathews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"But nonetheless absorbing."
Third in this series set in Nantucket, where Meredith Folger is a detective in the small police force headed by her father John (Death in Rough Water, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >