Search Results: "Peter Evans"


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AVA GARDNER by Ava Gardner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2013

"Juicy, but it leaves a nasty aftertaste."
Based on the movie star's late-night ramblings, an unvarnished account of her marriages and affairs in golden-age Hollywood. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An engaging personal account of the nature and inner struggle of nonviolence."
A mother's debut memoir focuses on her son and the practice of nonviolence. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"While this outing lacks the notable magical impact of the first of the series, it's still rollicking good fun and often engagingly suspenseful, perfect for a quick read or entertaining read-aloud. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Stuart Horten, 10, is back for a second mysterious adventure. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2014

"A thoroughly researched, elegantly written historical tale."
Evans (Deadly Reunion, 2011, etc.) creatively imagines the private life of Mary Rose Tudor in this richly textured historical novel. Read full book review >

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FREEZING by Penelope Evans
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"Maybe, but meanwhile Evans uses every word of her novel to immerse its mousy hero more deeply into his death-in-life."
A lonely morgue photographer's fixation on a late client unleashes madness and violence. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A rich narrative that will delight students of the Civil War. (39 b&w photos, 15 maps, not seen) (History Book Club main selection)"
A vivid account of the campaign that helped decide the outcome of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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RAGE AGAINST THE MESHUGENAH by Danny Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Tedious and ultimately mediocre."
A nice Jewish boy reflects on his experiences with depression. Read full book review >

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ROWING IN EDEN by Elizabeth Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2000

"Precisely drawn but an age-old portrait of a dreamy girl on the sudden verge of womanhood."
An overly familiar outing from Evans (Carter Clay, 1999; The Blue Hour, 1994) tells of one Frances Jean Wahl, 13 years old—and beset by sexual longing. Read full book review >

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Released: May 28, 1999

FANATIC HEARTA Life of John Boyle O'Reilly, 1844—1890Evans, A.G. Read full book review >

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DENG XIAOPING by Richard Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Excruciatingly circumstantial, yet as comprehensive a look at the hitherto shadowy leader as we're likely to have any time soon. (Eight pages of photographs—not seen)"
From a prominent Sinologist, once British ambassador in Peking: an authoritative if numbingly detailed biography of the aging communist revolutionary and leader. Read full book review >