Search Results: "Patricia Cyr"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 10, 2012

"The author's hard-won wisdom is well suited for anyone who ends up spending time in a waiting room, on an examination table or undergoing medical procedures."
First-time author Cyr draws from her years of experience as a patient with several chronic ailments in this useful collection of suggestions and advice for other patients. 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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 2006

"Pulp romance for the Masterpiece Theater set."
An empathetic look at the most controversial epistles in European history. Read full book review >

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AN UNEXPECTED OUTCOME by Roderick Cyr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2015

"A gripping, tragic portrait of a disintegrating relationship and of a valiant effort to restore a loving family."
A devoted, loving couple's marriage is tested by the lure of material success in Cyr's (An Accidental Abduction, 2014, etc.) second novel. Read full book review >

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THE COURAGE OF GIRLS by Jean McGarry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1992

"Cyrs, almost completely."
After two books of linked short stories about Irish Catholics in Providence, Rhode Island, McGarry uses her first novel to track another Providence native, a dÇclassÇ lapsed Catholic who moves to New York. Read full book review >

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WHO BURIES THE DEAD by C.S. Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 3, 2015

"Disembodied heads and royal corpses play almost as great a role as the living characters in the 10th installment of St. Cyr's adventures (Why Kings Confess, 2014, etc.). Even though a long-overdue face-off falls curiously flat, the complex, brooding protagonist still dominates the action."
A collector of grisly relics meets the same fate as his most cherished items in this Regency tale. Read full book review >

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WHEN FALCONS FALL by C.S. Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Another complex, well-researched tale shows that the protagonist and his progressive wife don't suffer the boredom of everyday domesticity."
Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, takes on his 11th case when he and his wife investigate an apparent suicide. Read full book review >

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THE GRILLING SEASON by Diane Mott Davidson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"But the plot is labyrinthine and beyond belief Amiable, readable, forgettable."
Goldy Schulz, the catering queen of Aspen Meadow, Colorado, is once again embroiled in murder (The Main Corpse, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF NEEDY GIRLS by Patricia Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Bites off more than it can possibly chew, then—poof—makes it all go away in the last 20 pages."
When a 10-year-old boy is murdered and a high school teacher is accused of molesting a student, a small Massachusetts town is rocked to its ignorant core. Read full book review >

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THE RINGER by Jenny Shank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Shank's first at-bat as a novelist is a hit."
Salvador Santillano dies on the shabby bedroom floor of a suspected drug lair, shot by Ed O'Fallon, a police officer: a by-the-book SWAT raid—at the wrong address. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2002

"Extraordinary people with extraordinary experiences—all expressed in leaden prose that drags to earth a story that should soar."
In language most hackneyed, a mother relates her daughter's struggle to survive pediatric HIV/AIDS and her emergence as a spokesperson for AIDS awareness. Read full book review >