Search Results: "Linda Tarrant-Reid"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"From attractive page design to an afterword that encourages readers to search for their own history, there has been much attention to detail in this handsome volume. (notes, bibliography, art credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
This handsome, engaging study of African-American history brings to light many intriguing and tragically underreported stories. Read full book review >

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THE COMPLETE CURIOUS MR. TARRANT by C. Daly King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"An indispensable addition to any serious mystery library, and a test case for Golden Age fans who value fiendish ingenuity above all."
Definitive collection of short works by the most curious—that's right—of all Golden Age mystery-mongers. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 1996

"Using mostly secondary sources, but economically and vividly, Tarrant traces the rise and achievements of one of the most successful spy rings in history and the grim fate (imprisonment, torture, and execution) of some of its operatives."
Perhaps the fullest account yet to have appeared of the extraordinary network of Soviet spies in the Second World War known as Die Rote Kapelle—the Red Orchestra. Read full book review >

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CHINA GOLD by John Tarrant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Slick period thriller."
Crooked colonial cops snatch a fortune in Hong Kong gold before the Japanese can get their hands on it—in the latest from WW II thriller specialist Tarrant (The Clauberg Trigger, 1979, etc.). Read full book review >

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Living while Dying by Donna Tarrant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2014

"An ultimately triumphant chronicle of faith, sustained and deepened by tragedy."
A woman's faith helps her to cope with her diagnosed terminal illness in this debut devotional memoir. Read full book review >

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THE ELEPHANT CAGE by Bert Tarrant
Released: March 19, 2011

"Outlandish but exciting entertainment for fans of technology, geopolitics and even romance."
A teenager-against-the-world techno-thriller about a young Alaskan hacker and his battle with Russia after a nuclear strike on the United States. Read full book review >

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PICTURE A TREE by Barbara Reid
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"For Arbor Day and every day. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Master of Plasticine Reid returns with a celebration of trees and the people who love them. Read full book review >

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THE PARTY by Barbara Reid
Released: April 1, 1999

"A treat. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A girl and her sister start off rather glumly in the back seat of the car, leaving all their friends behind, because they are off to a family party. Read full book review >