Search Results: "Mary Ann Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

MARY ANN by Betsy James
by Betsy James, illustrated by Betsy James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A note offers sensible advice on keeping a mantis. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her best friend moves away, Amy feels bereft: ``I wish there were hundreds and hundreds of Mary Anns,'' she tells Daddy, imagining that it wouldn't matter, then, if one moved away. Read full book review >

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MARY SMITH by Andrea U’Ren
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 13, 2003

"This seamless blend of fact and fiction joins the likes of Sarah Wilson's Three in a Balloon (1990) in lighting up a morsel of strange-but-true history. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
U'Ren unearths a fascinating tidbit from the past. Read full book review >

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MARY ANN IN AUTUMN by Armistead Maupin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Agreeable entertainment until the ridiculous denouement."
Maupin continues his popular Tales of the City saga (Michael Tolliver Lives, 2007, etc.) with the return to San Francisco of Mary Ann Singleton after 20 years in the cushy Connecticut suburbs. Read full book review >

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MALLORY AND MARY ANN TAKE NEW YORK by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Slight and formulaic. (Fiction.7-10)"
Mallory's friendship with Mary Ann is tested in this latest installment of the long-running series. Read full book review >

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Ann Mary, Contraception and the Pope of Rome by Nancy Taforo-Murphy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2016

"Taforo-Murphy is a born storyteller with a poet's ear and eye, making every line of her hilarious, biting, and vengeful book a pleasure to read."
A debut novel about a religious family that will pack a real wallop for Catholics (or ex-Catholics) of a certain age. Read full book review >

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SMITH by Leon Garfield
Released: Sept. 1, 1967

"More Hogarth than Cruikshank, this lacks the gusto of Devil in the Fog (1966) but readers who respond to the author will follow him here."
"Smith. 'unted, 'ounded, 'omeless, and part gin-sodder. Smith. Read full book review >

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AN AMERICAN KILLING by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 14, 1998

"Frothy fun that, when the narrator isn't gossiping about the Clintons or prattling about her fictitious successes, offers numerous compassionate glimpses of dead-end small-town life. (First printing of 75,000; author tour)"
A mostly entertaining whodunit featuring Denise Burke, a spunky, "pathologically cynical," bestselling true-crime journalist poking into a triple murder that exposes the sordid secrets of a philandering US congressman. Read full book review >

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THE PORT OF MISSING MEN by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
Released: May 31, 1989

Smith comes up with a splashy premise in this story of a 15-year-old girl who wins two gold medals for diving in the 1936 Berlin Olympics—but it's sunk by the same combination of arch prose and contrived plot that afflicted her two earlier novels, The Book of Phoebe (1985) and Lament for a Silver-Eyed Woman (1987). Read full book review >

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GIRLS OF TENDER AGE by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 2006

"The childhood memories are great fun; the crime reporting workmanlike; the portrait of the adult relationships touching."
Smith (Love Her Madly, 2002, etc.) intertwines delightful stories from childhood with a grim chronicle of a sexual predator whose murder of the author's grade-school classmate has haunted her for decades. Read full book review >

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SHE SMILED SWEETLY by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2004

When two pregnant redheads drown an ocean and 30 years apart, it's up to FBI Special Agent Poppy Rice (She's Not There, 2002, etc.) to establish the connection. Read full book review >

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SHE’S NOT THERE by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2002

"Ingenious stuff, though both Poppy and her supporting cast shine less brightly than in Love Her Madly (2002)."
Somebody should warn law-enforcement personnel against vacations. Read full book review >