Search Results: "Marilyn Booth"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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BLACK DOG by Stephen Booth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"You don't even have to supply your own rain."
An eternal cloud seems to have been hanging over the Peak District village of Edendale even before Harry Dickinson reports finding the Reebok trainer of 15-year-old Laura Vernon. Read full book review >

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MARRY ME by Pat Booth
Released: April 10, 1996

"The pages practically flip themselves, but this is strictly for fans only—unless you're in the mood for the print version of what could be a three-part Aaron Spelling mini-series starring Heather Locklear as career-woman Rachel. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
Less steam and sizzle than Booth aficionados (All For Love, 1993, etc.) have become accustomed to in this relatively tame tale of a man who loves three women—and of the women who bond over him. Read full book review >

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MIAMI by Pat Booth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Ka-ching-g-g-g."
Bicoastal (Malibu, Palm Beach, etc.) steam and megabuck specialist Booth returns to Florida to dish up the modeling business and flack for the city of bright T-shirts. Read full book review >

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THE INDUSTRY OF SOULS by Martin Booth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"By turns terrifying and moving, an observant book likely to be long remembered."
Much published in England but known here only for his nonfiction (Opium: A History,1998), Booth offers a gripping tale'short-listed for the Booker—of the gulag and one man's escape from it. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Doyle emerges as an honorable pillar of Victorian pride and prejudice, even when he wrote ineptly and let others play him for a fool. (40 b&w photos, not seen)"
A discursive, anecdotal life of the prolific creator of Sherlock Holmes by the equally prolific Booth (The Industry of Souls, 1999, etc.), who seeks here to put the bluff Sir Arthur on the same pedestal as the giants of English literature. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN BOY by Martin Booth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Warm and vivid, bursting with life and energy, this is a valentine—but a clear-eyed one—to a particular place and time."
Marvelously appealing memoir charts an enchanted few years of boyhood in post-war Hong Kong. Read full book review >

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PHILIP LARKIN by James Booth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Definitive in its scope and detail but somewhat too hagiographic."
A scholar who has published previously about Philip Larkin (1922-1985) returns with a full-meal biography glowing with admiration. Read full book review >

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ISLANDS OF SILENCE by Martin Booth
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Somber, intelligent, poignant and powerful."
The First World War slowly claims one of its last victims, a conscientious objector left mute by the horrors of the great slaughter. Read full book review >

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BLOOD ON THE TONGUE by Stephen Booth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2002

"The plotting is solid, the local color vivid, and the thorny romance fun to follow."
Winter in frosty Edendale, Derbyshire, is always bleak enough for law enforcement, but these days the local CID, budget-struck to the bone, is undermanned and overwhelmed by a dismaying diversity of murder most foul. Read full book review >