Search Results: "Margot Arnold"


BOOK REVIEW

MARGOT by Jillian Cantor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Cantor diminishes Margot's spiritual identity crisis by introducing a predictable office romance plot."
Children's book author Cantor (The Life of Glass, 2010, etc.) shrinks her high concept—what if Anne Frank's sister Margot didn't die at Auschwitz but moved to Philadelphia under an assumed identity—to fit more predictable parameters of women's fiction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"Others may find the vivid picture of country music's early decades (the many small-town radio stations and deejays that supported the music, the backroads tours, the struggling record labels) quite intriguing. (b&w photos)"
Streissguth, a television producer, offers a carefully researched and affectionate study of the rise and decline and rise of Eddy Arnold, an amiable singer with, clearly, great patience and a steely determination to succeed. Read full book review >

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QUEEN MARGOT by Alexandre Dumas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The book's jacket and promotion will tie in to the Miramax film starring Isabelle Adjani in the title role."
From Dumas päre, master of such French historical ripsnorters as The Three Musketeers, comes a tale of 16th-century France. Read full book review >

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DIRGE FOR A DORSET DRUID by Margot Arnold
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 25, 1994

"For loyalists only, and you have to wonder about them."
Back in England after The Cape Cod Conundrum (1993), Sir Toby Glendower, a victim of his own tediously detailed academic success, is invited by his old student Stephen Farwell, curator of the Dorset County Museum, to act as consultant on the excavation of a henge newly discovered in downtown Dorset. Read full book review >

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THE MIDAS MURDERS by Margot Arnold
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 8, 1995

"Smoothly written but ultimately a bore."
Their twelfth crime-solving adventure (Dirge for a Dorset Druid, etc.) finds American anthropologist Dame Penny Spring, a lecturer at Oxford, and Sir Tobias Glendower, her archaeologist partner, with an invitation from old acquaintance Jules Lefau, a New Orleans millionaire, to cruise the Greek islands on his yacht Silver Spray. Read full book review >

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THE CAPE COD CONUNDRUM by Margot Arnold
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 25, 1993

"Less sniping between Toby and Penny—a plus—and a better effort than usual from the fair-to-middling Arnold."
After their recent services to the Crown (The Catacomb Conspiracy), aging archaeologist Toby Glendower and anthropologist Penny Spring are en route to the rented Cape Cod home of their offspring for a much-needed rest. Read full book review >

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THE CATACOMB CONSPIRACY by Margot Arnold
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"This long-running (nine titles), lackluster series, with its idiosyncratic detective team, stodgy dialogue, and everything-but- the-kitchen-sink plotting, will draw no new admirers with this outing, but loyalists will find it on a par with The Menehune Murders (1989)."
Pesky American anthropologist Penny Spring and her crusty, antisocial best friend, British archaeologist Sir Tobias Glendower, while vacationing in a Roman villa, encounter two murders, a kidnapping, a disappearance, and Inspector Cicco—who wishes they'd stop nosing around and just go home. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Source notes; appendices; bibliography; b&w photo insert and index not seen. (Biography. 11-13)"
Brimming with hero worship, the Doherty's account of ``the most well-known celebrity in the world,'' ``living proof that the American Dream [is] still alive...'' has an Algeresque flavor. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"The author's obvious mastery of his material, lively prose and abundant use of eyewitness accounts make this one of the most exciting biographies young readers will find. (source notes, quotation notes, maps [not seen]) (Biography. 11-14)"
If only Benedict Arnold had died sooner. Read full book review >

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SALLY ARNOLD by Cheryl Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Atmospheric and capturing the interplay of light and shadow, these fully convey mountain life and reveal Sally's robust personality early on. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Spending the summer with her grandfather, Jenny meets lots of neighbors in his hill country general store. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"No index or bibliography; profusely illustrated with b&w photos (not seen). (Biography. 11-13)"
A hard look at the youth and career (up to Terminator 2) of ``the most famous real strong man in history.'' Lipsyte draws connections between the contempt with which young Arnold was treated by his father and the ruthless, bullying competitor he grew to be: fear of being thought weak has fueled his determination to win at any cost. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ by Lilliam Rivera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Not only is Margot experiencing an identity crisis, the book is too. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A Puerto Rican teenager spends the summer working in her father's South Bronx supermarket, where she experiences myriad unfortunate developments. Read full book review >