Search Results: "MURDER IN THE HIGH HIMALAYA"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Green's steely, factually dense analysis of this unlawful conspiracy sheds light on a perennial human-rights crisis."
The cold-blooded slaying of a runaway Tibetan teenager ignites worldwide concern about the violent oppression at "the roof of the world." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 19, 2011

"The plot lurches from one surreal scenario to the next, but readers can really amp up the silliness if they've a mind to. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
As customizable as they come, this tale of a wisecracking meatball on the run from a greedy chef can take longer to set up than to read through. Read full book review >

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HIMALAYA by Jonathan Neale
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2004

"Vivid descriptions and a reference to Krakauer's Into Thin Air may well lead armchair adventurers to less far-fetched reading. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this credibility-straining sequel to Lost at Sea (2002), 12-year-old Orrie and her 13-year-old brother Jack take on the Himalayas. Read full book review >

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SATELLITES IN THE HIGH COUNTRY by Jason Mark
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Thoughtful meditations from a trustworthy guide that will appeal strongly to anyone interested in wilderness in our post-wild world."
Urban farmer and Earth Island Journal editor Mark debuts with a passionate argument against the idea of a world without wilderness. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON HIGH by Stefanie Matteson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Charlotte, in her hardcover debut, is a competent enough detective—though this desultory adventure won't make you wonder why Hepburn didn't make whodunits."
Quite a surprise for 70ish actress Charlotte Graham as she waits between roles in Bridge Harbor, Maine: The Iris Richards who fell during an ascent of Maine's highest peak was (1) Charlotte's longtime screenwriter Iris O'Connor, and (2) shot with a crossbow. Read full book review >

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UP HIGH IN THE TREES by Kiara Brinkman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"A promising debut."
A nine-year-old tries to cope with his mother's death. Read full book review >

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WAIST-HIGH IN THE WORLD by Nancy Mairs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 1997

"What she offers here is a rich, startling, and utterly absorbing view of that world."
Ten more striking essays from the remarkable author of Ordinary Time (1993) and Voice Lessons (1994). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A splendid start to Penguin's History of Europe series and a first-rate work in its own right."
A chronicle of high ideals and cherished dreams—as well as famine, plague, holy war, and other apocalyptic horsemen in the making of Europe from the 11th to the 14th centuries. Read full book review >

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HIGH COUNTRY MURDER by J.F. Trainor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Angie's second hardcover adventure (Corona Blue, not reviewed) is high-spirited and mind-numbingly complex, even if almost too easy for its endlessly resourceful heroine."
Angela Biwaban, the Anishinabe princess paroled from a South Dakota prison but still wanted by several other states and the FBI for her freewheeling schemes, is delighted when she finds out that Madge Rooley, the mother of her stiff-necked lawyer boss Sarah Sutton, is a salty old bird who's done some serious South Dakota time herself. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE BAYOU by Ethan Brown
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Compulsively readable true crime provoking questions about policing, poverty, and the ritualized brutality of the rural South."
Grisly account of unsolved murders in a small Louisiana town. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE SMOKEHOUSE by Amy Myers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 1997

"For others, a tangled web laced with tedium."
It's 1901, and master chef/sometime sleuth Auguste Didier is honeymooning in England with his Romanov princess bride Tatiana (Murder Makes an Entree, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE ROUND by Dorothy Dunnett
Released: April 20, 1970

"Johnson Johnson, the undercover agent who fronts as an artist, finally manages to clear everything up but like op art, the chief impression is disorientation."
This is the second in the Johnson Johnson series and it's almost as defeatingly involved as the first (The Photogenic Soprano, 1968). Read full book review >