Search Results: "Lynda Obst"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 1996

"An up-close chance to meet a tough cookie who loves being a pro—and who probably wouldn't take your calls."
If the Girl Scout troops of Beverly Hills need an illuminating manual for their Fundamentals of Successful Producing merit badge, this is it. Read full book review >

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SLEEPLESS IN HOLLYWOOD by Lynda Obst
NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 2013

"Depth of detail and shrewd illustrative examples make this a must-read for anyone interested in the movie business."
Journalist-turned-producer Obst (Hello, He Lied: And Other Truths from the Hollywood Trenches, 1996) casts a sharp eye over recent developments in Tinseltown. Read full book review >

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FOOL'S RETURN by Lynda Chervil
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"Readers looking for a heroine with brains and beauty will enjoy following Gabrielle's appealing journey."
A compelling mystery/adventure about past lives and cutting-edge technology, set on the coast of Maine. Read full book review >

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IMPERFECTIONS by Lynda Durrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2008

"Lovely and thought-provoking. (Historical fiction. 10-15)"
For 14-year-old Rosemary, her little brother, Isaac, and her baby sister, Anne, the Shaker village of Pleasant Hill, Ky., is a clean haven and welcome refuge from their father's abuse and the violence of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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DEADLY INTENT by Lynda LaPlante
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2009

"The criminal conspiracy is menacing, even monstrous, but no more interesting than the authentically tedious interrogations."
The killing of an ex-cop in a drug squat sends DI Anna Travis searching for the most wanted dealer in England. Read full book review >

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CRUDDY by Lynda Barry
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"The author of Ernie Pook's Comeek and The Freddie Stories can get down and dirty with the best hard-edged writers like Larry Brown or Daniel Woodrell, all from the unlikely (and welcome) perspective of a young woman."
The only thing this gritty debut novel shares with Barry's work as a narrative cartoonist is its point of view: told by a 16- year-old girl, the bloody and violent story is tougher and uglier than any of the artist's previous work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 18, 2017

"What could have been another average cathartic memoir becomes a page-turner thanks to lucid writing and thrilling storytelling."
A memoir from the former foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and the Christian Science Monitor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2006

"Useful in collections on the Civil War, immigration, women's rights and Charles Darwin. (afterword, bibliography) (Fiction. 11-15)"
Jennie Hodgers lived in a world without passports, naturalization papers, social security numbers and driver's licenses—none of the proofs of identification we take for granted today. Read full book review >

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AMELIA EARHART by Lynda Pflueger
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"A solid landing. (b&w photos, not seen) (Biography. 10-14)"
Part of the Historical American Biographies series, this personalized account of America's adored darling of aviation avoids a didactic tone most of the time by incorporating many quotes from Earhart into the narrative. Read full book review >

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TURTLE CLAN JOURNEY by Lynda Durrant
Released: April 19, 1999

"Although that part of the book gets short shrift, and the rest of the story is dedicated to modest adventure as Echohawk and his family make their ways to safety, this is an enjoyable read enlivened by the author's facility for establishing a fine sense of time and place. (Fiction. 10-14)"
More action-oriented and less psychologically penetrating than Echohawk (1996), this historically intriguing but dramatically uneven sequel once again puts the protagonist between a rock and a hard place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ECHOHAWK by Lynda Durrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 1996

"No, Durrant avers, but it makes a natural lead- in. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A white child raised by the Mohicans who massacred his parents is given a chance to choose which world will be his in this probing, thoroughly researched first novel. Read full book review >