Search Results: "Mary Thom"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2016

"A breezy, informative profile on foreign service that serves as an inviting primer for prospective diplomats and their admirers."
A career diplomat uses embassy cables to describe the complex lives of foreign service officers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 30, 1997

"But these were exciting times, and for those who care about the early days of the feminist movement and about magazine publishing, hearts will beat faster in reliving them. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A vibrant recollection of the first quarter-century of the magazine that both energized the feminist movement and became a target for its tribulations. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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THIS ISN'T YOUR TYPICAL KISSING BOOK
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson

Cover Story: The Ring

BFF Charm: Heck Yes

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Postapocalyptic Medieval

Bonus Factors: Surprise Twists, Prophecies

Anti-Bonus Factor: Series Starter

Relationship Status: Researching Reception Venues

 

Cover Story: The Ring

Although this cover is likely supposed to elicit feelings of epic ...


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BOOK REVIEW

COLD SNAP by Thom Jones
Released: June 6, 1995

"Raw, powerful, and pulpy: an intense volume that's like staring at a gaping wound, something making it so you can't—or don't want to—look away."
Winner and still champion Jones takes this one on points. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 1999

"Very disappointing, naive solutions to the urgent environmental problems so well outlined in part one. (Author tour)"
Second-rate eco-spirituality from the well-known environmentalist guru Hartmann (The Prophet's Way; Beyond ADD; etc.). Read full book review >

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GLORIOUS WAR by Thom Hatch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"An admiring, fast-paced, thoroughly readable account of Custer at war."
Before he became the most famous man in America, George Armstrong Custer was…only moderately famous. Read full book review >

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SONNY LISTON WAS A FRIEND OF MINE by Thom Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 1999

"Slice of life that will not be to everyone's taste, rendered with honest realism (and without nostalgia) by one of our finer stylists."
Twelve stories about the gritty world of gyms, barracks, brothels, and loony bins that Jones (Cold Snap, 1995, etc.) has already staked out as his own. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Custer completists will want to have a look, but there are many better books on the subject."
Revisionist study of one of the most signal defeats in the annals of America. Read full book review >