Search Results: "Margot Morrell"


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: May 3, 2011

"Fodder for ardent admirers of the former president; otherwise, slim pickings."
Ronald Reagan's rise from lifeguard and sportscaster to movie star, governor and president, seen through the eyes of a fan. 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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2001

"Still, as models go, Shackleton is self-evidently a good one whose bravery, honesty, and intelligence ought to be welcome qualities in any workshop or boardroom. Fans of pop-management literature could do far worse than to read this book."
First Jesus, then Attila the Hun. Now English explorer Ernest Shackleton is pressed into service as a model of business leadership. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"Seymour has captured that life splendidly. (Photographs)"
Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938), benefactor to and social catalyst of the Bloomsbury Group, has found in Seymour (Ring of Conspirators, 1989, etc.) a sharp eye and fine sense of irony to tell, for the first time, her side of the story (her memoirs, which appeared shortly after her death, were edited by her husband)—and it's an amazing one, including nearly every artist and writer in early 20th-century England. 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 >

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BURNT SIENNA by David Morrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 2, 2000

"A standard Morrell performance (Black Evening, 1999, etc.): Sturm und Drang signifying not much. (Film rights to MGM Pictures & Pierce Brosnan's production co.)"
Hokey suspense thriller about a tough ex-marine and world-class painter (think Rambo-Rembrandt) who risks all for a beautiful woman. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE IMAGE by David Morrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 12, 1998

"Think Vertigo rewritten for Steven Seagal. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection)"
Morrell (Extreme Denial, 1996, etc.) slams two wildly unrelated stories together to produce this misshapen, empty, though greased-lightning thriller. Read full book review >

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RULER OF THE NIGHT by David Morrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Richly detailed and engrossing; Morrell animates the Victorian era and delivers genre thrills with rare style and panache."
Railroaded in Victorian England. Read full book review >

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LONG LOST by David Morrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2002

"It could be argued that Petey's monstrosity is overdone, but that would be carping. Altogether: good storytelling, neatly plotted and admirably paced, Morrell's best in years."
Cain and Abel rematched—in a surprising and savvy departure for spymeister Morrell (Burnt Sienna, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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DESPERATE MEASURES by David Morrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 20, 1994

"Fairly gripping in portions, but this has all been done better before. (Author tour)"
The prolific Morrell (Assumed Identity, 1993, etc.) produces another high-speed but hollow thriller. Read full book review >

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INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD by David Morrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2015

"A propulsive, richly imagined yarn that never loses steam or insults the reader's intelligence."
God save the queen—or failing that, send in the opium sot. Read full book review >