Search Results: "Patricia Mathews"


BOOK REVIEW

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 MATHEWS MEN by William Geroux
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2016

"A deep, compassionate group biography of these 'unsung heroes' of the Merchant Marines."
An intricate look at the outsized role of a group of Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, families in the dangerous work of the Merchant Marines during World War II. 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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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Miller's is marginally the more intriguing; both are fairly standard Witch World outings aimed at gratifying existing fans."
Third in the series (Flight of Vengeance, 1992, etc.) of Witch World yarns set in the aftermath of a world-shaking battle, The Turning. Read full book review >

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VIENNA BLOOD by Adrian Mathews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The mood-showering prose slows the pace here and there, but that's little to pay for solid entertainment."
Arriving on raves from Britain, Mathews's first novel is touted as a marriage of Blade Runner and The Third Man. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Fact-filled and engaging, a trenchant study, indispensable to the policy-makers for America's top 230 high schools (as ranked in the book's useful index). (Author tour)"
A probing examination of the strengths and weaknesses—but mostly the weaknesses—of our nation's top-rated and best-funded public high schools. Read full book review >

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DEATH ON NANTUCKET by Francine Mathews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"After a long hiatus, Mathews returns to Nantucket (Death in a Cold Hard Light, 1999, etc.) with this twisty tale of family relationships gone bad."
A police officer's wedding plans are complicated by a death in one of Nantucket's most prominent families. Read full book review >

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THE UNGARNISHED TRUTH by Ellie Mathews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2008

"The Rachael Ray set will eat up Mathews's pleasantly fluffy tale of culinary triumph."
How a few pounds of chicken and a jar of Old El Paso salsa changed one family's life. Read full book review >

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COMMITTED by Dan Mathews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2007

"A passionately delivered handbook on leading a purposeful life."
Ultra-hip hell-raiser tells the story of his agitated but enjoyable life. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN A MOOD INDIGO by Francine Mathews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"But nonetheless absorbing."
Third in this series set in Nantucket, where Meredith Folger is a detective in the small police force headed by her father John (Death in Rough Water, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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BAD GIRL GONE by Temple Mathews
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Weak character development and monotonous plotting eclipse an otherwise intriguing premise. (Paranormal mystery. 16-18)"
A 16-year-old discovers that she is a ghost and resolves to solve her own murder with the help of her new friends and their supernatural powers. Read full book review >