Search Results: "Margaret Blair"


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SHANGHAI SCARLET by Margaret Blair
Released: Feb. 25, 2012

"Serious, informative and graphic, this book expertly plumbs despair."
Two young lovers contend with the political unrest of 1930s Shanghai in this historical novel. Read full book review >

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Gudao, Lone Islet: The War Years in Shanghai by Margaret Blair
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2007

"A well-written, moving perspective on imprisonment, World War II and the history of Shanghai."
A survivor of World War II internment recalls cosmopolitan, pre-World War II Shanghai and three years as a prisoner of the Japanese army. Read full book review >

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BABY ANIMAL FARM by Karen Blair
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Here's hoping these youngsters step out for another adventure very soon. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A gaggle of tots meets various baby animals at the farm. Read full book review >

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MOLASSES FLOOD by Blair Lent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Attractive and offbeat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A note explains that, though there really was once a flood when a molasses tank exploded (with tragic consequences not mentioned here), Lent bases his fantastical tale on a story his mother told him as a boy. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST RUNNER by Blair Richmond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"Thoroughly entertaining. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Vegan vampires, Shakespearean actors, food-co-op aficionados and serious runners face off against old-school bloodsuckers and rapacious, forest-devouring builders in this follow-up to Out of Breath (2011) set in—where else?—Lithia (Ashland in disguise), Ore. Read full book review >

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WHO'S THAT GIRL by Blair Thornburgh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"A light, funny romance that offers few surprises but a fair degree of satisfaction. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A teen is unwittingly vaulted into the limelight by her old crush when his band hits the charts with a song that he seems to have written about her. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2003

"Tart and emotional, with the right degree of circumspection for the parties concerned—or at least those who deserve it. (96 photographs)"
Stage and screen actress Blair follows her own muse—as a professional actor and committed leftist—in this ever-surprising memoir. Read full book review >

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Released: July 10, 2001

"Mostly painless, sometimes amusing."
Unlike most anthologies of dirty prose, this one has the great advantage of brevity: Almost all of the 45 selections here are short excerpts from larger works that came into the world as novels or short stories rather than "erotic fiction" per se. Read full book review >

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TEMPTATION by Cynthia Blair
Released: May 3, 1993

"Sitcom-like in its predictability and easy solutions, but funny and lively as well—especially regarding the difficulties of modern family and romantic relationships."
A first hardcover from an author of some 30 YA and adult titles: an amusing if predictable fairy tale/romantic comedy that follows the perilous journey of a wisecracking New York woman of the 90's as she struggles with black magic and her own ineffectual wishful thinking to make her dreams—and those of her sisters—come true. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2005

"A real eye-opener, though it could have been more elegantly written and argued."
Oboist Tindall debuts with a provocative blend of no-holds-barred memoir and tough-minded reporting about the state of classical music. Read full book review >

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BY THE IOWA SEA by Joe Blair
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2012

"The author candidly examines his relationships with his wife and family and the changes they went through to stay together."
One man's midlife crisis surrounding love, marriage and parenthood. Read full book review >