Search Results: "Patricia Clancy"


BOOK REVIEW

NANCY CLANCY, SUPER SLEUTH by Jane O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Nancy is one sassy gumshoe. Her fans will enjoy growing up with her. (Mystery. 7-10)"
Fancy Nancy is back, this time in a chapter book. Read full book review >

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AN ENDURING LOVE by Farah Pahlavi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2004

"Honest in its queen's-eye sentiments, but so selective in its memories and filled with glaring omissions that it fails miserably to inspire any faith in the author's perspective."
Flat, unconvincing apologia-cum-memoir of the Shah's years as ruler of Iran, from the ex-Shabanou. Read full book review >

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PATRICIA VON PLEASANTSQUIRREL by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Illustrated with simple cartoons in yellow, purple and gray, this tongue-in-cheek mini-epic will have parents and younger fans of Proimos' offbeat Johnny Mutton tales snickering. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Inspired by a certain children's classic about a "silly boy with no social graces" who becomes king of the Wild Things, snotty young Patricia decides to leave home in search of the princessdom she is sure that she deserves. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE GRAVE by Pierre Magnan
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Redolent of atmosphere and narrated in an old-fashioned leisurely voice rarely heard nowadays: a story of the first rank—intriguing, exotic, and extremely strange."
An eerie, atmospheric account of a drifter who wanders into a remote French village, disappears, and comes to haunt the lives of the local inhabitants, in a sequel to The Murdered House (2000, not reviewed) from celebrated Provençal novelist Magnan. Read full book review >

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TOM CLANCY UNDER FIRE by Grant Blackwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"A complex international adventure that's less military hardware-centric than Clancy solo, but Blackwood uses 'notional,' which fans will know is homage to the maestro."
Clancy's gone, but Blackwood (Dead or Alive, 2010, etc.) continues his international action-adventure series by dispatching Jack Ryan Jr. into espionage's "wilderness of mirrors."Read full book review >

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DEATH IN THE TRUFFLE WOOD by Pierre Magnan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 2007

"Magnan (Beyond the Grave, 2002, etc.) supplies enough plot twists and sharp shafts of wit to add up to smartly sublime entertainment."
The swine are restless in this blast from the 1970s, and several hippies are missing. Read full book review >

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CLANCY OF THE UNDERTOW by Christopher Currie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Funny, gritty, absorbing, and occasionally depressing, this is an intriguing if occasionally melodramatic glimpse of a young Australian woman's coming-of-age. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An Australian teen copes with poverty and family problems as she fumbles toward acceptance of her lesbianism. Read full book review >

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CLANCY THE COURAGEOUS COW by Lachie Hume
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Readers will forgive him the liberty. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A wonderfully silly take on the idea that physical differences can unify as well as separate. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED STORIES OF PATRICIA HIGHSMITH by Patricia Highsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

This massive tome reprints five of the seven complete collections of short stories by Highsmith (1921-95), together with a brief introduction by Graham Greene excerpted from a sixth. Read full book review >

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TOM CLANCY POINT OF CONTACT by Mike Maden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"With typhoons; deadly Chinese and North Korean operatives wielding bats, knives, and guns; and a weaponized thumb drive, the action reaches Clancy levels early and stays there."
Scion of Clancy's family of all-American heroes, Jack Ryan Jr. usually goes armed as a special-ops warrior for The Campus, but this time he's equipped with a Zebra F-701 pen as Maden (Drone Threat, 2016, etc.) offers his first entry in the late master's oeuvre (Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >

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TOM CLANCY DUTY AND HONOR  by Grant Blackwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"Action-adventure addicts will get their fixes."
If you're Jack Ryan Jr., the U.S. president's son, you shouldn't waive Secret Service protection, especially if your job at Hendley Associates, a private CIA clone known as "The Campus," makes for double threat exposure. Read full book review >