Search Results: "Plum Sykes"


BOOK REVIEW

BERGDORF BLONDES by Plum Sykes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Like a dozen Paris Hiltons bombed on champagne, but funny."
Yet another tale of New York girls with more room on their credit cards than thoughts between their ears—but not in a bad way. Read full book review >

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THE DEBUTANTE DIVORCÉE by Plum Sykes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2006

"The semi-existent plot and ditzy characters serve as background for a lesson in what to wear if you have money to burn."
Sykes (Bergdorf Blondes, 2004) turns her affectionately satiric attention to the A-list divorce circuit. Read full book review >

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LITTLE PLUM by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 1994

"A trickster tale rich with meaning and handsomely set. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Drawing on two Chinese-language versions of a traditional tale about a boy even smaller than Tom Thumb, Young portrays a hero who's sure to endear himself to listeners and storytellers alike. Read full book review >

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PLUM SPOOKY by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

Trenton's most adorable bounty hunter (Plum Lucky, 2008, etc.) goes up against the most fearsome antagonist in a series not notable for the fear factor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLUM WINE by Angela Davis-Gardner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"After telling Barbara a sad story, Seiji introduces her to the concept of awaré—'graceful sorrow.' It's an apt description for the feeling that suffuses this elegant, moving novel."
A story of love and secrets in postwar Japan. Read full book review >

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PLUM ISLAND by Nelson DeMille
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 23, 1997

"Heavy wisecracking keeps the fun flowing as DeMille cranks up a thrilling, entertaining plot. ($500,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Since The Charm School (1988), DeMille's page-turning skills have only improved, peaking with The Gold Coast (1990), faltering on Spencerville (1994), and returning to form with this trip back to the Long Island venue of The Gold Coast. Read full book review >

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PLUM DEADLY by Ellie Grant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"The husband-and-wife duo writing as Grant debut with a cozy that's as sweet and simple as pie."
A banker returns to her small town, rediscovers her roots and gets to the bottom of things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLUM LOVIN’ by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Just the thing for panting fans who can't wait for Stephanie's 13th numbered case. And if this bonbon is even less substantial than her customary fare, well, Valentine's Day isn't really such a major holiday, is it?"
Just what Trenton's favorite bounty-hunter needed: a stint playing Cupid's helper as the hours tick down to Valentine's Day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAGICAL MS PLUM by Bonny Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Ms Plum has some real teaching magic up her sleeve, and teachers who read aloud to their classes will want to begin or end their years with this one. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
Magic and common sense mix to create a wonderful year for Ms Plum, who could be Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's granddaughter, and her third graders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAKING PLUM JAM by John Warren Stewig
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"A good choice to inspire storytelling sessions and children's own writing. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Eccentric aunts Jane, Lizzie, and Alice star in Stewig's (Mother Holly, 2001, etc.) memoir-ish account of a boy's summer sojourn to the country. Read full book review >

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PLUM AND JAGGERS by Susan Richards Shreve
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"An odd, touching family drama."
Prolific novelist Shreve (The Visiting Physician, 1996, etc.) works here from a highly original premise: a family of orphaned children develops a hit television show to comically display their grief. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Plum Orchard by June Hall McCash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2012

"A sweeping planter-slave tale in the antebellum South, as seen through the prism of 21st-century sensibilities and sensitivities."
A Civil War-era historical saga that chronicles a couple as they go from Cumberland Island, Georgia, to Groton, Connecticut, by 2011 Georgia Author of the Year McCash (Almost to Eden, 2010).Read full book review >