Search Results: "Mark St. Germain"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LION OF ST. MARK by Thomas Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"As history, okay. As polemic, obvious. As historical fiction, merely so-so."
There's no rest for a late-Renaissance Venetian. When there's a lull in making a fortune or harassing the infidel, there's always an intrigue to be made against some other Venetian. Read full book review >

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THE BISHOP AND THE BEGGAR GIRL OF ST. GERMAIN by Andrew M. Greeley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2001

"Mostly for the faithful."
Auxiliary Bishop Blackwood Ryan of Chicago, who never saw the locked-room mystery he couldn't crack (The Bishop and the Missing L Train, 2000, etc.), gets a Gallic challenge in his third time out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE CUPS by April Willy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A good introduction that should be paired with some other books to round out and develop kids' understanding of money and allowances. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Three mismatched teacups from the cupboard are not exactly what a 5-year-old boy hopes to receive for a birthday gift, but with some parental guidance, they help set them on a path to sound financial well-being. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SON OF A GUN by Justin St. Germain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"An above-average personal narrative that takes a hard look at the aftermath of violence."
A taut, grim memoir weighing Western mythology against a family tragedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A STONE OF HOPE by Jim St. Germain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 4, 2017

"An affecting and earnest testimonial to the power of a humane criminal system built on rehabilitation more than punishment."
A young African-American man's memoir of a life of crime redirected. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COMMITTEE by Sun’allah Ibrahim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"This eerie updating of Kafka's classic fable The Trial possesses both uncanny contemporary relevance and, in its surreal climax and dénouement, tremendous narrative and symbolic force."
In this disturbing allegorical novel (first published in 1981), the acclaimed Egyptian author who seems poised to inherit the mantle of Naguib Mahfouz traces a nameless narrator's victimization by an indistinct judicial authority known only as "the committee." Read full book review >

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MURDER IN SAINT-GERMAIN by Cara Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Black's detective is hitting her post-pregnancy stride, bringing up bébé while battling the bad guys with the best of them."
A job at the École des Beaux-Arts and a search for a Serbian lowlife combine to lead Aimée Leduc (Murder on the Quai, 2016, etc.) through the upscale part of Paris' Left Bank. Read full book review >

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SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRÉS by John Baxter
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Whether you're planning your first trip to Paris or absolutely have to stop in Paris on your way anywhere, this book, in addition to the author's previous guides, is essential."
Baxter (Hemingway's Paris: A User's Guide, 2016, etc.) provides another delightful salute to Paris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSING MARK by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2009

"Nicely done, if not groundbreaking, with a likable heroine in an intriguing profession."
TV investigative reporter Riley Spartz has an instinct about stories, and the unexplained disappearance of a groom-to-be gets her juices flowing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 20, 2001

"A coffee-table volume that someone might actually read—and enjoy. The wonders of Burns and Company never cease. (110 b&w and 40 color illustrations)"
What comes after baseball, the Civil War, and jazz? Mark Twain, of course. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXCLAMATION MARK by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Funny and spirited (and secretly educational, but nobody will notice). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Punctuation with pizzazz. Read full book review >