Search Results: "Mildred and Katherine Roome Davis"


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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 2, 2005

"Well written, evocative mystery."
A teen scuba-diving excursion on a small Maine island turns deadly. Tragedy (or revenge?) stalks the survivors over decades. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"Yet what resonates most is the authors' ability to maintain the suspense and keep the reader guessing-not only about the killer, but why and how Faith plays such an integral role."
A complex novel of intrigue and mystery in which a homeless woman regains her memory to help solve past crimes and prevent future ones, from Edgar-winner Davis (Best First Novel for The Room Upstairs in 1949). Read full book review >

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MILDRED AND SAM by Sharleen Collicott
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"While the length of the chapters and complexity of language is better suited for more assured readers, the fanciful themes and vibrant illustrations make this an enjoyable romp to share as a read aloud. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
A persnickety house-mouse frets about the size of her burrow in this colorful beginning reader. Read full book review >

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KATHERINE by Anchee Min
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Lyrical prose with a distinct Chinese flavor makes Min's first novel—and its times—even more poignant and resonant."
From the author of last year's Red Azalea—a highly praised memoir of growing up during the Cultural Revolution—comes a bittersweet story as much about love as about the malignant legacy of Maoist China. Read full book review >

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Katherine by Lorin Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2015

"Possesses the prerequisites for a solid mystery, but the protagonists are the true gems."
A psychiatrist and an attorney help a schizophrenic woman institutionalized for murder whose family seems suspiciously indifferent to her potential release in Hayes' debut thriller. Read full book review >

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MILDRED AND SAM AND THEIR BABIES by Sharleen Collicott
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"The caring parents, reassuring refrain, and satisfying ending all help this mid-level easy reader to stand out, and the story will also work well as a read-aloud for younger children. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Eight baby mice are born to Mildred and Sam in the second entry in this I Can Read series. Read full book review >

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MILDRED AND SAM GO TO SCHOOL by Sharleen Collicott
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2008

"The bland illustrations are at their best during the dream sequences. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Over three short chapters, Mildred and Sam the mice send their brood off to school, on a field trip to the pond and on an imaginary trip to Saturn. Read full book review >

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MILDRED PIERCED by Stuart M. Kaminsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2003

"More somber than Toby's usual antic fare, perhaps out of respect for Ruth."
Detective to the stars Toby Peters (To Catch a Spy, 2002, etc.) finds a client tougher than he is when he investigates the death of his officemate's wife. Read full book review >

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MILDRED PIERCE by James M. Cain
Released: Sept. 22, 1941

"Sure sales and rentals."
The author of The Postman Always Rings Twice and Serenade turns from the shock technique of both of these to present an incisive, full length portrait of a woman in business, and her emotional dependency on her coldblooded, greedy, captious daughter — Veda. Read full book review >

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MILES DAVIS by Ron Frankl
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

A superb short biography in the Black Americans of Achievement series. Read full book review >

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Released: March 20, 2012

"A thorough treatment from an atheistic perspective, with numerous examples but few original hypotheses."
Luce sets out to explain why only science and logic are reliable guides for morality. Read full book review >

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BETTE DAVIS by David Thomson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Indispensable additions to any American film library."
The stars shine bright in this series of brief biographies of four of classic Hollywood's most enduring icons. Read full book review >