Search Results: "Lucretia Grindle"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHTSPINNERS by Lucretia Grindle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2003

"A well-fashioned if unsurprising tale of psychological terror."
British author Grindle debuts in hardcover with this slow-to-ignite, if serviceably suspenseful, tale about twin sisters who grow up in rural Georgia sharing a telepathic kinship and the same besotted serial killer. Read full book review >

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VILLA TRISTE by Lucretia Grindle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Grindle's book is a good modern-day mystery, a very good historical narrative and an excellent combination of the two."
Grindle (The Lost Daughter, 2012, etc.) combines a contemporary mystery with historical fiction in her captivating narrative about Italian partisans in World War II and a modern-day police inspector determined to uncover certain truths. Read full book review >

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LUCRETIA MOTT by Jennifer Bryant
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Useful. (b&w photos, not seen, bibliography) (Biography. 10-14)"
Mott may be best known as one of the founders of the women's movement, but she really spent most of her life fighting for the abolition of slavery. Read full book review >

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THE SALVATION OF MISS LUCRETIA by Ted M.  Dunagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"A preachy, condescending tone makes this one a disappointing episode in an otherwise successful series. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Set in rural Alabama in 1949, this is another episode in the adventures of two young boys, Ted and Poudlum, who have forged a friendship across the racial divide (Trouble on the Tombigbee, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY OF THE THIRD LUCRETIA by Susan Runholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2008

"Readers will no doubt look forward to reading more adventures of these teen detectives. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Mystery fans will enjoy this clever, engaging story of two girlfriends drawn into a dangerous puzzle involving international art fraud and murder. Read full book review >

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THE PETERKINS’ CHRISTMAS by Lucretia Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2010

"The quietly humorous story focuses on the daughter of the family, Elizabeth Eliza, and includes excerpts from her letters to the Lady from Philadelphia (who is always mysteriously there with the obvious answer), set off in italics to distinguish them from the third-person text. (Picture book. 6-9)"
This adapted excerpt from the 19th-century classic The Peterkin Papers focuses on the foolish family's preparations for Christmas, with the specific problems of a Christmas tree that's too tall for the parlor, a lack of proper decorations for such a huge tree, and a piano that can be played only through an open window. Read full book review >

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LAST YEAR IN HONG KONG by Robert Elegant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"More a work of political punditry—admittedly sound and persuasive—than a lyrical celebration of love and romance."
From veteran writer Elegant (Bianca, 1992, etc.), a novel that gives star billing to Hong Kong and the upcoming Chinese takeover rather than to the pair of lovers whose creaky love story is ostensibly its subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2004

"Slightly marred by the author's tendency to wandering wordiness, but lovers of the genre will certainly forgive her."
A sordid case that spread sensation like wildfire across an 1830s America just beginning to flex its national brand of jurisprudence. Read full book review >