Search Results: "Maureen Stapleton"


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A HELL OF A LIFE by Maureen Stapleton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Stapleton has written an autobiography reminiscent of her best performances: brash, peppery, sometimes sad, sometimes hilarious, and always involving. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A feisty memoir by one of America's most gifted actresses. Read full book review >

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THE LOWEST BLUE FLAME BEFORE NOTHING by Lara Stapleton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"But there's no sign of that here."
If Candace Bushnell had settled in Park Slope or Ann Arbor instead of Manhattan, Stapleton might have got herself a plagiarism suit. Read full book review >

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ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME by Maureen McCarthy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2008

"Older teens just stepping into adulthood will recognize and appreciate Rose's authentic transformative experiences. (Fiction. YA)"
Rose's road trip up the Australian coast invokes flashbacks from the previous year, when her parents' marriage, plans for college and best friendship all fell apart. Read full book review >

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FIRST FATHER, FIRST DAUGHTER by Maureen Reagan
Released: April 3, 1989

If all of this cheery book were as clichÇd and sanitized as the opening chapters, one could write it off as the first of the first family's memoirs: exuberant yet inconsequential. Read full book review >

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B-MOTHER by Maureen O’Brien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2007

"An earnest and plodding narrative whose heroine comes across as a whiny victim, much put upon by cold parents, a caddish boyfriend and spoiled college acquaintances."
A teenaged girl has a baby out of wedlock in the 1970s and spends the next 18 years waiting to see if her happily adopted son will seek her out, in this first novel that reads like an updated Joan Crawford movie. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2000

"Despite championing the cause of intellectualism over 'emotivism,' Stout lets her anger bleed onto virtually every page, producing a document equally flavored by rant and whine, with just enough social history to let the reader taste what might have been."
This analysis of a controversial trend in American education—the gearing of public schools in the 1980s toward teaching self-esteem—is all but doomed by its lack of focus and poor organization. Read full book review >

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AKA JANE by Maureen Tan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

"Predictable but crisply written female fantasy, frothy and fun."
Coy debut action-romance featuring a British secret agent turned bestselling mystery novelist who can't quite stay out of the spy business. Read full book review >

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DYING BAD by Maureen Carter
Released: March 1, 2013

"The dialogue Carter (Mother Love, 2012, etc.) provides between the enemies-turned-collaborators is so snappy that readers may well forgive the lack of narrative drive."
Fast-talking enemies must join forces to stop the leader of a child prostitution ring from striking again. Read full book review >

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MOTHER LOVE by Maureen Carter
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Carter (A Question of Despair, 2011, etc.) delivers another well-turned procedural, with the Quinn/King relationship better developed than in her last installment."
A missing woman reignites the fires of animosity between an icy detective and a scheming reporter. Read full book review >

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A JOURNEYMAN TO GRIEF by Maureen Jennings
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"A surprisingly tender tale of slavery, addiction, violence and revenge served ice-cold. "
An interrupted 19th-century honeymoon ends 38 years later in a violent outburst. Read full book review >

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ARE MEN NECESSARY? by Maureen Dowd
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Her heart's in the right place, but she really should get out more."
After sticking it to the administration in Bushworld (2004), New York Times Pulitzer-winner Dowd takes on the battle of the sexes. Read full book review >