Search Results: "Lyn Stallworth"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 1994

"Makes one grateful not to be a country boy."
This unappealing, disorganized, catastrophe of a cookbook paints an unhealthy picture of country fare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BROOKLYN COOKBOOK by Lyn Stallworth
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 27, 1991

This nostalgic time-trip to the Brooklyn of yesteryear is full of fond and often amusing memories and a very mixed bag of mostly ethnic recipes, some of which have little to do with Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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THE MOAI MURDERS by Lyn Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2005

"Readers will be so mesmerized by Rapa Nui they'll probably add it to their own Life Lists. Hamilton (The Thai Amulet, 2003, etc.) makes an excellent tour guide, even if she packs too much baggage into her mystery."
Archaeologists, tourists, and murder victims converge on isolated Easter Island. Read full book review >

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100% PURE FAKE by Lyn Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty (2000). (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Middle-school pranksters will rub their hands together with glee over this wonderfully revolting how-to book of fake bodily fluids and more. Read full book review >

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TACKETT AND THE TEACHER by Lyn Nofziger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Whatever the reason, you would be angry, too, if your name appeared on the cover of a book this silly."
Lame dialogue and horrible, ill-placed jokes hamstring this limp second installment in a trilogy of westerns set in the late 1800s starring Del Tackett, a self-described ``wanderin' cowpoke.'' Wanderin' along on a trail of dusty western fiction clichÇs, Tackett meanders into a Texas town where, as luck would have it, he finds a youngish spinster schoolmarm, named Elizabeth ``Liddy'' Doyle, whose dad's name is, get this, Bob Doyle. Read full book review >

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THE ORKNEY SCROLL by Lyn Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 4, 2006

"About five subplots too many, but Hamilton makes the islands of Orkney so beguiling they ought to be listed as a top-ten travel destination."
"Who could resist a tale," asks Hamilton, "that ends with the words, before he went mad Bjarni the Wanderer hid the cauldron in the tomb of the orcs"? Read full book review >

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THE THAI AMULET by Lyn Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"Lush local color balanced by an astringent view of Thai and expatriate greed: an entertaining tropical tragedy."
Antiques dealer and amateur sleuth Lara McClintoch (The Etruscan Chimera, 2002) gets roped into investigating more than Southeast Asian antiques on her trip to Thailand. Read full book review >

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ROGUE by Lyn Miller-Lachmann
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2013

"An interesting and somewhat enlightening look at a girl struggling but sometimes making bumpy progress in dealing with Asperger's. (Fiction. 12-18)"
An eighth-grader's Asperger's syndrome complicates her navigation of an unpredictable—and often inexplicable—world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Harry Potter and the Premenopausal Feminist."
Sometime London-based TV producer and writer Wilde (On the Trail of the Women Warriors, 2000) offers a "nonfiction narrative" of her quest for spirituality via rituals assembled from beliefs supposedly practiced in "Neolithic" Britain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAST MASTER’S MARK by Andre Norton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2002

"Old fans will dance and howl for more."
Volume three of the Beast Master series begun with 1959's The Beast Master and 1962's Lord of Thunder. Read full book review >