Search Results: "Marilyn Booth"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PENGUIN'S SONG by Hassan Daoud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A novel that defies expectations as it summons up the displacement and dehumanization that can come with war."
Daoud's claustrophobic novel hauntingly conveys one family's isolation after being relocated during the Lebanese civil war. Read full book review >

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THE OPEN DOOR by Latifa al-Zayyat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Oprah's people ought to have a look at this one."
This classic Egyptian novel, first published in 1960, was awarded the first Naguib Mahfouz medal for Literature in 1996. Read full book review >

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GIRLS OF RIYADH by Rajaa Alsanea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2007

"Perfunctory storytelling attracts greater interest because of its unusual origins."
Alsanea's debut, which sparked controversy in her native Saudi Arabia, concerns four wealthy Muslim girlfriends who support each other in the quest for the perfect husband. Read full book review >

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KENDRA by Coe Booth
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The powerful beginning nevertheless signals Booth as a talent to watch. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Kendra, a thoughtful, introspective teen, is more into theatrical design than getting into trouble. Read full book review >

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SOUL STEALER by Martin Booth
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"The parts may not add up, but some of them are memorable enough to keep reader interest in the series going. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
This sequel to Doctor Illuminatus (2004) is likewise shaky on internal logic, but rich in thoroughly researched alchemical lore and icky set pieces. Read full book review >

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DOCTOR ILLUMINATUS by Martin Booth
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

Booth draws heavily on old alchemical texts, herb lore, and lurid accounts of witchly deeds for this chiller, but neglects to link it all with a coherent story. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"As pretentious as it is outlandish, but at least authentically mind-boggling."
An encyclopedic, lavishly illustrated attempt to discern an alternative-belief system in the broad diversity of ancient paganism and mystical offshoots of the major faiths. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER MAN'S GROUND by Claire Booth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"The second in Booth's regional crime series (The Branson Beauty, 2016) is both an excellent police procedural and a surprisingly humorous look at politics and family feuds."
Politics rears its ugly head when a sheriff investigates multiple murders. Read full book review >

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FOR THE LOVE OF IT by Wayne Booth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"An inspiring exhortation to those who have yet to find passion in pastime. (7 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Veteran literary critic Booth (Univ. of Chicago; The Company We Keep: An Ethics of Fiction, 1988) offers a heartfelt, though somewhat scattered, assertion of the value of avocation. Read full book review >

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ONE LAST BREATH by Stephen Booth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Elizabeth George fans will queue up for this one. It's suitably wordy; its continuing characters have uneasy relationships and secretive pasts; and it raises melodrama to middlebrow art."
Who's been sleeping in her bed? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Feelingful all the way, and a tribute to the blues."
Top-flight memoir/article collection on Memphis, blues musicians, and rock 'n' roll, by the author of 1984's Dance with the Devil: The Rolling Stones, who has abandoned the gonzo style of that work for a much more intimate and moving tie with the reader. Read full book review >