Search Results: "Neil Goodwin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2000

"An all-too-short, manylayered tale that succeeds as a roots memoir, detective story, and revelation of tragically tangled bloodlines."
An American ethnographer's journal of a 1930 sojourn with a band of renegade Apaches living in Mexico's Sierra Madre mountains, published now for the first time, along with his son's account of travels in his father's footsteps. Read full book review >

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BREAKING HER FALL by Stephen Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Serious, contemplative, and also slow-moving third from Goodwin (The Blood of Paradise, 1979, etc.)."
A contemporary family drama, filled with angst and redemption. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A fast-paced, multilayered story of seaside murders separated by three centuries."
Two women murdered in Marblehead, Massachusetts, 301 years apart—one in 1690 and the other in 1991—would seem to have nothing in common, but Goodwin ties both together in her novella. Read full book review >

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THE FORTUNE HUNTER by Daisy Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"Goodwin has hit on a winning formula—a sophisticated blend of money, class, history, misunderstandings among lovers, spirited women, and unpredictable but irresistible men—and is sticking with it."
The love triangle created by an heiress, an empress and an "Adonis on horseback" is delightfully dissected in the second historical romance (The American Heiress, 2011) from a best-selling British novelist. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN HEIRESS by Daisy Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2011

"Superior entertainment."
A shrewd, spirited historical romance with flavors of Edith Wharton, Daphne du Maurier, Jane Austen, Upstairs, Downstairs and a dash of People magazine that charts a bumpy marriage of New World money and Old World tradition. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 26, 2013

"A swift, enjoyable treatment of one of the most significant battles of the period."
In this account of a pivotal battle in Scottish history, Goodwin (Fatal Colours: Towton 1461—England's Most Brutal Battle, 2012, etc.) demonstrates that he understands that history is much more interesting in small bites. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1994

"An often exciting look at frontiers of biology beyond the well-tilled fields of gene research. (68 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
It may come as a surprise that there are still scientific dissenters from Darwinism, but here's the proof, in a book that calls on biologists to put organisms, not molecules, at the center of the science. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 1994

"Despite shrill polemics in an anti-Israel chapter: a significant book that gives a voice to millions of silent and silenced Muslim women."
Chilling account of oppressive policies instituted against women in the Islamic world. Read full book review >

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THE BAKLAVA CLUB by Jason Goodwin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2014

"Yashim's fifth, and reportedly final, case unfolds more like a picaresque caper than a whodunit, elegantly written and immersing the reader in exotic 19th-century Turkey. Still, it's a long and leisurely road to actions of consequence."
When a part-time sleuth—and full-time eunuch—happens upon a dastardly, if somewhat inept, nest of killers, what else can he do but save the day? Read full book review >