Search Results: "Meg Kimball"


BOOK REVIEW

COREY TO THE RESCUE! by Meg Kimball
Released: Nov. 14, 2013

"Briskly paced, humorous and warm; an enjoyable but somewhat predictable read."
A seventh-grade girl writes an advice column for the school newspaper in this YA novel. Read full book review >

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THE DIRTY LIFE by Kristin Kimball
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"A hearty, chromatic account of a meaningful accomplishment in farming, 'that dirty concupiscent art.'"
A freelance writer moves from Manhattan to create an organic farm in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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THE WAY THE FAMILY GOT AWAY by Michael Kimball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2000

"Long before the end, you appreciate why Faulkner surrounded his own child narrator with adults whose take on their journey, if no more perceptive, was inarticulate in refreshingly different ways."
As the family car inches toward far-off Michigan, two children labor to make sense of their infant brother's death back in Texas. Read full book review >

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GREEN GIRLS by Michael Kimball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Kimball's strength has been in putting real people in untenable situations (Mouth to Mouth, 2000, etc.). Here, the people are cardboard, the situations unremarkable."
Madness, murder, money, betrayal, vengeance, obsession, and a smattering of erotic set-pieces in a push-button psychological thriller. Read full book review >

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NIXON'S VIETNAM WAR by Jeffrey Kimball
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 26, 1998

"Kimball puts Nixon's and Kissinger's Vietnam War maneuverings under a microscope and discovers a malignant cancer on the presidency. (History Book Club selection)"
A convincing, devastating deconstruction of Richard Nixon's and Henry Kissinger's Vietnam War policies that attempts to explode the "peace-with-honor" myth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Even though some of Kimball's final clichéd observations and puffy epiphanies collapse like an ill-prepared pastry, he provides an appealing confection of cultural history, memoir and culinary instruction."
The founder of Cook's Illustrated and host of America's Test Kitchen hosts an elaborate meal—a tasty time machine transporting readers back to the kitchens and dining rooms of Victorian America. Read full book review >

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UNDONE by Michael Kimball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"The result is an edgy delight, with something for everyone but the luckless cross-plotters."
Supercharged fallout from a con man's ingenious plot to fake his own death and take off with the loot he's socked away—a stash that attracts other get-rich-quick types like sharks sniffing blood. Read full book review >

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DEATH DUTY by Stephen Kimball
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 1996

"It's only when the devils come out into the open that Kimball loses his grip."
A State Department staffer eager to save her faltering post realizes almost too late that she's sold her soul to a cabal of careerist D.C. demons. Read full book review >

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MOUTH TO MOUTH by Michael Kimball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2000

"Kimball hits the mark with this high-wire revenger's tragedy: a pitilessly intelligent examination of a family tortured by mistakes, misunderstandings, and malicious vengeance from the invigorating opening to the catastrophic finale."
A deft, highly charged erotic psychological thriller bristling with secrets and lies. Read full book review >

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LIAR'S MOON by Philip Kimball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 1999

"And Kimball reinvigorates the western with this outsized, exuberant novel."
Kimball (Harvesting Ballads, 1984) returns after 15 years with an ambitious, stirring and distinctive vision of the frontier West. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 2016

"Intriguing but occasionally rambling reading."
A journalist explores how "several thousand bikes…made an incredible journey" across the border between Mexico and the United States. Read full book review >