Search Results: "Liz Conrad"


BOOK REVIEW

CONRAD & ELEANOR by Jane Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"A nuanced, pragmatic look at the long-married state."
Who contributes what to an initially happy, later failing marriage, asks British novelist Rogers (The Testament of Jessie Lamb, 2012, etc.), and can this marriage be saved? Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1991

Although he promises important new information about Joseph Conrad's life, most of what is new in this hefty biography from Meyers (D.H. Lawrence, 1990, etc.) is of minor significance. Read full book review >

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THE BABY HUSTLE by Jane Schoenberg
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 6, 2010

"Give this one a pass. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Wan cartoons of a broadly smiling baby accompany undistinguished verse in a book that hopes gimmickry will counteract déjà vu. Read full book review >

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WHO IS CONRAD HIRST? by Kevin Wignall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"<\b>Wignall fails to fully exploit the exotic European locales, and the fleeting action sequences leave something to be desired."
A prickly hit man tenders his resignation with lots and lots of bullets in this unconventional flash of pulp fiction. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW BALL by David Steinberg
by David Steinberg, illustrated by Liz Conrad, developed by PadWorx
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2012

"Not much depth but enough breadth to keep little ones engaged for a short time. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Heavy snow gives a community of fun-loving polar bears a reprieve from school. Read full book review >

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CONRAD AND THE COWGIRL NEXT DOOR by Denette Fretz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Nonetheless, fans of the wrangling way of life will find themselves much attached to Conrad and his true blue cowboy heart. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads." Read full book review >

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Released: March 11, 2008

"Informative and absorbing, but it's not the whole story."
The complexities of emigration and cultural adaptation, as well as the corrosive effects of an embattled career, are precisely traced in Conrad scholar Stape's rigorously compressed biography. Read full book review >

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DEATH ON THE PATAGONIAN EXPRESS by Hy Conrad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"TV writer/producer Conrad provides mild mother-daughter tussling, an ingenious and highly improbable mystery, and suspects so forgettable that the culprit is even easier to spot than that telltale corpse."
A mother-daughter team of travel experts is invited on a luxury train trip across Patagonia during which Murphy's law reigns supreme. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"As complex as life itself, this novel addresses serious topics without taking itself too seriously. (Fiction. 14-18)"
There is a place where Arlo goes to break free—free from his mother's recent murder, his father's grief, his sister's progressing Huntington's disease. In this place, the Drone Zone, it all falls away and there is just the moment. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by Conrad Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A massively detailed and generous assessment of a seemingly imperishable politician whose controversial career insures that this won't be the last word."
A lively, hugely sympathetic biography of possibly the most intriguing man to occupy the Oval Office. Read full book review >