Search Results: "Peter Shankman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"A smoothly put together business leadership primer that could use further, deeper elaboration."
A corporate consultant argues that kinder, gentler corporate leaders and corporations are winning out over older, tougher images of take-no-prisoners leadership. Read full book review >

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DIGGING UP MOMMA by Sarah Shankman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Intriguing unanswered questions, though, plus southwestern lore and a high suspense level, save the day."
The seventh in this well-received series (He Was Her Man, 1993, etc.) finds the author's journalist heroine Samantha (Sam) Adams in a state of shock after receiving a letter from the mother she had thought deadkilled, along with Sam's fatherin a plane crash when Sam was just eight. Read full book review >

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HE WAS HER MAN by Sarah Shankman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A high, wide, and handsome romp—occasionally tinged by melancholy—through a regional subculture brought to vivid life by an author who dares more and gets better with each outing."
Harry Zach, ex-reporter Samantha Adams's boyfriend (The King is Dead, etc.), has done her wrong, so Sam drives from Atlanta to Hot Springs, Arkansas, hoping to soothe her broken heart in the company of old pal Kitty Lee, at a prenuptial party given by mutual friend Jinx Watson. Read full book review >

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THE KING IS DEAD by Sarah Shankman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Another rich and racy fun-fest from this gifted writer."
Atlanta crime reporter Samantha Adams and her restaurant-owner boyfriend Harry Zach (She Walks in Beauty, etc.) have arrived in Tupelo, Mississippi, where Harry is competing in the Third International Barbecue Cookoff. Read full book review >

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SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY by Sarah Shankman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"Rambunctious, overstuffed, and undisciplined, but fun all the way."
Star reporter Samantha Adams's new assignment for the Atlanta Constitution is the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City. Read full book review >

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I STILL MISS MY MAN BUT MY AIM IS GETTING BETTER by Sarah Shankman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1996

"A sizzling bull's-eye. (Author tour)"
The author of the well-received series featuring ex-crime reporter Samantha Adams (He Was Her Man, 1993, etc.) hits a mother lode in this story's setting—Nashville—and in a new heroine: up- and-coming songwriter-singer Shelby Kay Tate. Read full book review >

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IN THE LAND OF ARMADILLOS by Helen Maryles Shankman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A deeply humane demonstration of wringing art from catastrophe."
A portrait of the small Polish town of Wlodawa during World War II, this collection of linked short stories is both moving and unsettling. Read full book review >

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GIRL ABOUT TOWN by Adam Shankman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 3, 2016

"The contrived plot and one-dimensional, outlandish characters broadly mimic, rather than evoke, the rich 1930s setting. (Historical mystery. 12-15)"
An over-the-top rags-to-riches story set in 1930s Hollywood. Read full book review >

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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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JESSICA'S BOX by Peter Carnavas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"The message is clear: Just be yourself, and friends will come. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl who is new to school uses a cardboard box to make friends. Read full book review >

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THE HUNGRIEST MOUTH IN THE SEA by Peter Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"An excellent addition to classroom, library, or personal nature collections. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Who knew the food chain would make for such a jaunty rhyme? Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN WHO LOVED BOOKS by Peter Carnavas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The catchy cover of this Australian import nicely sets up the warm and loving story within. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The phrase "there's no such thing as too many books" sums up this whimsical story. Read full book review >