Search Results: "Pearl Witherington Cornioley"


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CODE NAME PAULINE by Pearl Witherington Cornioley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A gripping, true story of a courageous secret agent fighting behind enemy lines, as riveting as any work of historical fiction. (photographs, source notes, bibliography) (Memoir. 12-18)"
One of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters shares her remarkable, heroic story in this revealing chronicle of her experiences as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive. Read full book review >

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LIBYRINTH by Pearl North
FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2009

"A bibliographic 'Guide to Quotations' nicely wraps up this book-lover's delight. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
This complex novel depicts the final conflict between major subcultures of an Earth colony long divorced from its origins. Read full book review >

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THE BOY FROM ILYSIES by Pearl North
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Background information is skillfully integrated into the plot in this clever, thought-provoking book that has appeal for fans of serious science fiction and fantasy. (Science fiction. 13-15)"
Taking up where Libyrinth (2009) left off, the spotlight of this sequel falls on Po and his difficulty adapting to the new culture rising from the life-changing Redemption. Read full book review >

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THE DANTE CLUB by Matthew Pearl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 11, 2003

"Great fun figuring out whodunit and why: a devil of a time."
Ingenious use of details and motifs from the Divine Comedy, and a lively picture of the literary culture of post-bellum New England, distinguish this juicy debut historical mystery. Read full book review >

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BURNING GROUND by Pearl Luke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Grim, overwrought first novel heavily freighted with satanic symbolism and dirty thoughts. Luke's concise, vivid style is very much at odds with her subject."
Seven seasons in a fire tower haven't done much for the fragile sanity of Percy Turner. Read full book review >

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THE POE SHADOW by Matthew Pearl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2006

"A few surprises aside, however, too little of substance happens, and Pearl's virtually bloodless characters never engage our interest. A disappointing successor to Pearl's terrific first novel."
The still-unexplained death of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) is the subject of the Cambridge, Mass., author's follow-up to his popular debut historical thriller, The Dante Club (2003). Read full book review >

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TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME by Pearl Cleage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2010

"Refusing to challenge her characters, Cleage (Seen It All and Done the Rest, 2008, etc.) undermines an exciting premise."
A charismatic minister's apostasy threatens his daughter's political ambitions. Read full book review >

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SOME THINGS I NEVER THOUGHT I’D DO by Pearl Cleage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Lively, fluid, disappointingly shallow."
From Oprah author Cleage (What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day . . . , 1997, etc.), a romance steeped in black feminism with a dollop of spiritual mysticism. Read full book review >

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THE TECHNOLOGISTS by Matthew Pearl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Of appeal to fans of Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes films, as well as aficionados of a good adventure layered with batteries, transformers and navigational tools."
Brains and technology battle evil in Pearl's (The Last Dickens, 2009, etc.) latest, an improbable but entertaining yarn of weird science. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DICKENS by Matthew Pearl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2009

"A pleasing whodunit that resolves nicely, bookending Dan Simmons's novel Drood (2009) as an imaginative exercise in what might be called alternative literary history."
A rousing yarn of opium, book pirating, murder most foul, man-on-man biting and other shenanigans—and that's just for starters. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 2, 1993

"A few pieces are disappointingly slight, and two or three may resemble manifestos more than polished essays, but, as a whole, a fresh, gripping, and sane collection."
From Atlanta Tribune columnist Cleage, essays that treat sex and politics from an African-American feminist perspective and that are—with minor exceptions—powerful, outspoken, and fluent. Read full book review >

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GEORGE AND LIZZIE by Nancy Pearl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"There's a fairy-tale quality to the narrative voice and extreme premises of this book that some will find endearing."
He's a celebrity dentist and a prince of a guy; she's a damaged, brilliant young woman obsessed with someone she dated in college. Can their marriage be saved? Read full book review >