Search Results: "Patrick Radden Keefe"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 21, 2009

"A well-told, panoramic international true-crime adventure."
Expanding on his intriguing New Yorker article, Keefe (Chatter: Dispatches from the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping, 2005) tells the story of a multimillion-dollar smuggling ring that ferried illegal immigrants from China to New York City in the 1980s and early '90s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2005

"Far from definitive; as Keefe admits, 'Having finished my investigation, I realized that I had not filled in that void so much as circled it.' Still, an effective and welcome start."
Spying on spies: an illuminating inquiry into little-visited corners of spookdom. Read full book review >

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RENEE PATRICK
by Gerald Bartell

Reach for the popcorn. The silver screen sleuths from Paramount Pictures, one-time would be actress Lillian Fox and costume designer Edith Head (based upon the real life Oscar winner) team up for their second case in Renee Patrick’s Dangerous to Know. With Marlene Dietrich, Errol Flynn, Jack Benny, and George Burns firing off great lines, the caper is as much ...


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My Life by Colette Keefe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 2015

"Convincing, if overwhelming, account of abuse."
In her debut memoir, a 55-year-old Canadian woman relates her experiences with childhood sexual abuse, a narcissistic mother, and mental illness. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE THE FIRST KID ON MARS by Patrick O’Brien
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

Pairing a present-tense text to photorealistic digital paintings, O'Brien invites readers to take an entirely credible journey to Mars. Read full book review >

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ROSIE RABBIT'S BOOK OF OPPOSITES by Patrick Yee
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The bright paintbox colors and Rosie herself are the primary attractions for very young readers, but authors such as Rosemary Wells and Byron Barton did it first, and did it better. (Board book. 2-5)"
Yee juxtaposes images of Rosie the rabbit's front and back, Rosie on a hot day and a cold day, Rosie under an umbrella and over a gate. Read full book review >

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WILDFIRE by Patrick Cone
by Patrick Cone, photographed by Patrick Cone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 1996

"This fine entry in the Nature in Action series concludes with a page of facts. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
As Cone makes abundantly clear, the uncontrolled fires—commonly called wildfires—that are frequently in the news are a worldwide phenomenon, occurring in grasslands and forests. Read full book review >

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ART by Patrick McDonnell
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"Sheer delight. (Picture book. All ages)"
Art's art moves and explodes. Read full book review >

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FELL OF DARK by Patrick Downes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"A stunning debut novel that offers sophisticated readers a glimpse into the psychological disintegrations of two distinct characters. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Teenagers Erik and Thorn are descending into madness on converging paths, heading toward a ruinous first encounter with each other. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN THIS by Patrick Ness
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"In characteristic style, the author of the Chaos Walking trilogy delves into the stuff of nightmares for an existential exploration of the human psyche. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Seth, not yet 17, walks into the Pacific Ocean and ends his life. Or does he? Read full book review >

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REVIVED by Cat Patrick
Released: May 8, 2012

"Good entertainment with some unexpected depth. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
A well-done exploration of a teen's growing understanding of death, even though she herself has died five times. Read full book review >