Search Results: "Linda Ginac"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2011

"It's not perfect, but this poignant memoir will motivate even the most disenchanted reader."
Despite a troubled childhood, numerous career setbacks and a life-threatening health problem, a determined woman never gives up in this inspiring memoir. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"No one has the temerity to claim that Brown was a cure-all for our nation's ills; perhaps this offering's greatest strength for young readers is the sense that Brown was part of a historical process—and so, now, are they. (Anthology. 10+)"
A nuanced collection thoughtfully commemorates, rather than celebrates, the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Read full book review >

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THE LAST PILGRIMAGE by Linda Daly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2013

"A daughter's tender tribute to a remarkable mother."
Philanthropist and environmental activist Daly writes about her spiritual search as she shared her mother's courageous 4-year battle with the ravages of pancreatic cancer. Read full book review >

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MY BIG FAKE IRISH LIFE by Caitlin McKenna
Released: Nov. 23, 2011

"A light, fun romp that may nicely translate to a TV show or movie."
McKenna's chick-lit novel presents a woman who assumes a new identity to follow her dream of becoming an actress. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"Haute cuisine from Isle au Haut."
Tiny Isle au Haut—winter population 60—off the coast of Maine makes a big splash when a stellar mother-daughter cooking duo team up to bring readers blue-ribbon formulas for great summer eating. Read full book review >

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THE TUTOR by Peter Abrahams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"The familiar laced with lingering irony."
An insidious tutor affects the lives of a dysfunctional family, in this sharply written psychological suspense. Read full book review >

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DISCOVERING THE BODY by Mary Howard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"As metaphors like these suggest, mystery and suspense are less prominent here than the gradual revelation of character that Raymond Chandler insisted was at the heart of any good whodunit."
Two years after her testimony helped convict her friend's killer, an Iowa graphic designer faces the possibility that she may have made a mistake. Read full book review >

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TUNNEL OF LOVE by Hilma Wolitzer
Released: May 2, 1994

Fourteen years and three novels after Hearts, Wolitzer picks up precisely where she left off: widowed Linda Reismann, 27, is pulling into Los Angeles in her Mustang; Robin, her bratty adolescent stepdaughter, is asleep on the back seat. Read full book review >

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AND AGAIN by Jessica Chiarella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"This is a novel about what it means to be human, with all the flaws and vulnerabilities that implies, and whether we can ever truly begin again."
Following an experimental medical procedure, four patients struggle to resume their pre-illness lives. Read full book review >