Search Results: "Maxine Harris"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 1994

"Worthwhile if only for Phebe Davis's pungent observations, but also for framing historic patterns of abuse of the mentally ill."
A hundred years of first-person reports from women committed to mental institutions that seem no less distressing in the 20th century than in the 19th. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

A partially successful exploration of the stereotypical images and overriding themes through which many women live their lives. Read full book review >

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PI-RAT! by Maxine Lee
by Maxine Lee, illustrated by Maxine Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Good piratical fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pirate rat and his fearless crew sail the seas—until a "monster" ends the voyage. Read full book review >

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SIGNS OF DEVOTION by Maxine Chernoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A dry, somewhat academic sensibility is at work here—one that will probably not be to every reader's taste."
Twenty slight, acerbic stories in which middle-class Chicagoans—old, young, gay, married, parents of children and grown children themselves—search for slender proof that they're loved. Read full book review >

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DOWN FOR THE COUNT by Maxine O’Callaghan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 11, 1997

"A no-frills tale that's as good a marriage of detective work and domestic problems as you're likely to see this season."
Private eye Delilah West must be the toughest cookie in Orange County: In her sixth case (Trade-Off, 1994, etc.), she survives two of the most violent meet-cutes on record. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"An eminently readable (if largely republished) collection from a writer with a keen and sympathetic eye for the private turmoils of our time."
Fifteen new stories, accompanied by substantial chunks of her two previous collections (BOP, 1986; Signs of Devotion, 1993), make clear that Chernoff still has the desirable touch of wry wit when it comes to disaffected adults and their all-too-normal problems. Read full book review >

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Touched by the Magic by Maxine Mansfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2012

"A saucy romp whose narrative excesses are tempered by likable lead characters and a tender love story."
A student healer and a noble paladin discover their destinies after they're paired up in a sexually charged college class in Mansfield's (Tamed by the Fire, 2013, etc.) erotic fantasy. Read full book review >

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LOVE AMONG THE ORIENTALS by Maxine Glassman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"Glassman's knowledge of and fondness for rugs is the singular strength of an otherwise wan debut outing, in which the sex is more busy than erotic and the rug-theft subplot is a half-woven afterthought."
A cloying celebration of the sexual high-jinks of the employees of a Boston rug store, punctuated by a ho-hum mystery about stolen carpets. Read full book review >

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HIT AND RUN by Maxine O’Callaghan
Released: March 16, 1989

A hard-cover debut for Delilah West—an Orange County p.i. so hard on her luck that she lives in her office, showers at friends' places, and eats mostly candy bars. Read full book review >

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SERIOUS GIRLS by Maxine Swann
Released: Nov. 3, 2003

"Wonderfully perceptive and precise about an age that's too often portrayed in vague generalities."
With sensitivity and quiet wit, O. Henry Award-winner Swann delineates the turmoil of adolescence. Read full book review >

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QUIT MONKS OR DIE! by Maxine Kumin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Kumin's stylish riddles come packaged with just enough clues to deepen their mystery till the quiet fadeout."
In the little kingdom of Montandino, California, Chief of Police Diego (Digger) Martinez is the Eagle, and Dr. Harold Baranoff is the king. Read full book review >