Search Results: "Nancy Butcher"


BOOK REVIEW

NANCY by Adrian Fort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Not the usual gossipy tale of the rich and famous, but rather a wonderful history of tumultuous times."
Fort (Archibald Wavell, 2009, etc.) presents a life of Nancy Astor (1879-1964), a Southern belle and the first woman elected to the House of Commons of the British Parliament. Read full book review >

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THE BUTCHER by Jennifer Hillier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2014

"The secrets of the past refuse to keep quiet in this disquieting, taut thriller."
Thirty years ago, Seattle Police Capt. Edward Shank put down a serial killer dubbed the Butcher. Edward's bullet ended Rufus Wedge's sorry life. But did the killings end? Read full book review >

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FANCY NANCY by Jane O’Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"The poignant message about love needing no embellishment adds a heartwarming touch to this fun-filled tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A tot with a penchant for panache is at the center of this playful tale that celebrates marching to the beat of your own drummer. Read full book review >

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NANCY CULPEPPER by Bobbie Ann Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2006

"Mason has written some fine novels, in particular In Country (1985) and Feather Crowns (1993), but the short-story form has always seemed especially congenial to her; there's hardly a wasted word or a sloppy sentence in this quiet, gently moving collection."
Four previously published stories, a novella and two new tales follow the author's semi-autobiographical heroine in an uneasy back-and-forth between her native Kentucky and the wider world. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"A manual of room arrangement and garden design combined with a view of a now-extinct lifestyle where newspapers were ironed for weekend guests that should capture students of design and history. (16 pages color photos, 150 b&w photos, not seen)"
Romantic family history meets interior design and gardening in this life of Virginia-born Nancy Lancaster, who gets credit here for creating the English Country style—homey chintz in baronial spaces. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"For Mafia buffs, a sure thing—though the denouement may be the most shocking thing about this labored book."
Mix The Godfather with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and you've got this routine true-crime study of one of the most coldblooded murderers in history. Read full book review >

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BUTCHER BIRD by Dean Ing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Credible and entertaining, especially for fans of the previous books, and a definite improvement over The Big Lifters (1988)."
High-tech thriller—sequel to the paperbacks The Ransom of Black Stealth One and The Nemesis Mission—featuring deadly, whisper-quiet, virtually undetectable UFO-like Stealth aircraft. Read full book review >

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THE KINDLING by Jennifer Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"Still, the story is going to have to speed up—and lighten up—to keep readers engaged through two more installments. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Offering a cheerless, if thought-provoking, vision of a post-apocalyptic near-future, Armstrong and Butcher open this projected trilogy by sending a large cast of disturbed or outright deranged young people on a quixotic quest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUTCHER BOY by Patrick McCabe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 1993

"His novel is a tour de force."
The Irish McCabe's third novel—and American debut—is a journey into the heart of darkness: the mind of a desperately troubled kid one step away from madness and murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ETHICAL BUTCHER by Berlin Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"A provocative, personal look at food production and locally sustained agriculture that may change the way readers decide what to put on their plates."
Part food memoir and part an argument for supporting sustainable, locally sourced organic food. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSE BUTCHER by Dick King-Smith
Released: May 24, 1982

"With church cat Ecclesiastes' large family filling out the hunting party, and with the outlaw monster cat Great Mog for lurking danger and final confrontation, it's nimble and less forced than the pig story—more like an elegant English trifle, for those with a taste for writing as per-formance."
Another clever, archly playful animal story from the very British author of If Pigs Could Fly (p. 419, J-87). Read full book review >

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THE KILN by Jennifer Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Suspense and resolution, but not much more. (Fiction. 11-13)"
An exciting if thin conclusion to the Fire-us trilogy. Read full book review >