Search Results: "Patricia Stephens Due"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Occasionally disjointed, but readers will quite likely be both charmed and educated by these dedicated, candid, brilliant women."
Two generations of civil-rights insights from an activist in her 60s and her daughter, a newspaper reporter turned novelist (The Living Blood, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 2, 1997

"High-school teachers take note: Here's an approachable way to get the kids thinking."
Quick takes on a slew of biomedical-ethics issues in down-to-earth, sometimes downright slangy, let-the-chips-fall-where-they-may prose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUE NORTH by Mitchell Smith
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Smith's dramatic scaffolding sticks out—Sarah's return north is as inevitable as her contrived reencounter with the bear—but the hard beauty of Alaska shines through it, and marvelous Sarah walks it with an honesty and grit that make her unforgettable."
Smith likes to test his heroes against harsh environments—a lady cop patrolling mean streets (Daydreams, 1981); a college professor cast into prison (Stone City, 1988). Read full book review >

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DUE DILIGENCE by Michael A. Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 1995

"An unmysterious suspenser that's by far the weakest of Rachel's five adventures (Firm Ambitions, 1994, etc.), though you do learn a lot about the legal side of medical research and developmentand, through Rachel's new secretary, about the daily problems of aspiring transsexuals."

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Debts Are Always Due by Colin Welles
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A verbose continental adventure, but one with menace, intrigue, and a few pleasant surprises."
An American businessman tries to save his ex-lover from European criminals in Welles' debut thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"A must-read for anyone still wondering why the bottom dropped out of the economy."
An authoritative account of events leading up to the current recession. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUE CONSIDERATIONS by John Updike
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 29, 2007

"One of our best novelists proves once again that he's one of our best writers."
Books and authors, universal and personal history and miscellaneous arcana are carefully considered in this sixth showcase of Updike's (Terrorist, 2006, etc.) tireless versatility and imposing range of interests. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAST DUE by William Lashner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 27, 2004

"Conscientious, lumbering, prosy, and as voluminous as one of those fits-all ponchos that really fits nobody but the biggest dogs in the rain."
As if Victor Carl doesn't have enough trouble in the present tense, an ancient stiff rises from the grave to bite him on the leg. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WITHOUT DUE PROCESS by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 1992

"EWSLUGJP (another A.A.-er) is a genial, decent guy to root for."
The hardcover debut of paperback hero J.P. Beaumont, a Seattle homicide cop who, here, is called to the massacre of Officer Ben Weston, his wife, two of his kids, and a playmate, with the sole eyewitness being the officer's five-year-old son. Read full book review >