Search Results: "Maxine Paetro"


BOOK REVIEW

WINDFALL by Maxine Paetro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"It's all utterly predictable, but neatly poised between flippancy and sentiment: a smooth, wish-fulfilling ride for thirtysomething-ish females."
Paetro's third (following Babydreams, 1989, and Manshare, 1986) is a larkish tidbit that goes nicely with pi§a coladas and beach umbrellas—a trendy fantasy for the sorts of girls who invariably give their hearts to altar-shy guys. Read full book review >

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WOMAN OF GOD by James Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2016

"A high-concept pitch, a potboiler on the page, and a protagonist to cheer for, but the authors do not quite tie it all together."
Chronicling the life of physician-turned-priest Brigid Fitzgerald, Patterson (The Christmas Wedding, 2011, etc.) and Paetro hurry through a tale where angels fear to tread. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A MURDER SUSPECT by James Patterson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 24, 2012

"An unsatisfying ending and an unlikable cast make this thriller anything but. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
When a wealthy and powerful New York couple is discovered dead in their bed, the prime suspects are their four overachieving children. 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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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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SET-UP by Maxine O’Callaghan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"Two-dimensional characters, plus predictable plotting, don't help much either."
Orange County investigator Delilah West (Hit and Run, 1989) returns, better fed, better bedded, but duller. Read full book review >

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TRADE-OFF by Maxine O’Callaghan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 24, 1994

"The mystery's too flat and unsurprising to provide serious competition to Kinsey Millhone, but no-nonsense Delilah turns in solid second-tier work."
Another missing daughter in Orange County—how do any of those girls live long enough to have daughters of their own?—in a case that quickly turns nasty when PI Delilah West (Set-Up, 1991, etc.), leaving Benjamin Wylie's upscale home, trips over the corpse of his next-door neighbor, Kate Sannerman. 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 >

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AMERICAN HEAVEN by Maxine Chernoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1996

"Charismatic characters turn what might have been just a study in the solace of memories into an enjoyable and engaging novel."
An intimate study of love and friendship, and the stoic resignation with which we sometimes do without both, this latest from poet Chernoff (Signs of Devotion, 1993, etc.) introduces four memorable characters on a quest for human compassion. 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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SISTER TO THE WOLF by Maxine Trottier
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Engrossing historical adventure featuring a memorable feminist heroine. (maps, author's note) (Historical fiction. YA)"
The pioneer-girl genre assumes a French Canadian flavor in this story of a 15-year-old girl's journey of self-discovery as she travels west through the wilderness of 1703. Read full book review >

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FLOWER CHILDREN by Maxine Swann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2007

"More of a mood piece than a novel."
Hippies' offspring turn out to be as anxious and confused as regular kids. Read full book review >