Search Results: "Profile Books"


BOOK REVIEW

HIGH PROFILE by Robert B. Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"If the complications that follow don't live up to the situation's promise, even mid-level Parker is always well worth your time and money."
While trying to solve a delicate murder case, small-town police chief Jesse Stone comes up with a uniquely ingenious way to juggle the two ladies in his life. Read full book review >

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BOOKS by Larry McMurtry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"A pleasant amble in Bookland and a treat for the bookishly inclined, as well as for McMurtry buffs."
Having written about other aspects of his life, novelist and screenwriter McMurtry (When the Light Goes, 2007, etc.) finally gets around to his bibliomania. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Beautiful and reverent but perhaps not particularly relevant. (thumbnail bios, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
As the subtitle indicates, young bookworms are invited to "Explore the Amazing Collection of the British Library." Read full book review >

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LOW PROFILE by Nick Oldham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"If you don't mind graphic descriptions of grisly killings, Oldham offers a nicely tangled knot to unravel."
A current and a former cop cross swords almost without crossing paths as they chase a gang of crooks who prefer to leave no witnesses. Read full book review >

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MAN IN PROFILE by Thomas Kunkel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2015

"Kunkel cannot solve the mystery, but he offers a finely delineated portrait of the man."
The strange trajectory of one writer's career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 25, 1962

"Concord conclude a book less exciting and provocative than The Thoughts of Thoreau (p. 955, 1962) but for its historical neatness a solid contribution."
Yet another volume about Thoreau on the centennial anniversary of his death brings us a firm, well-fixed portrait of the man. Read full book review >

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FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 26, 2012

"Some narrative weakness aside, a brilliantly designed app; the current benchmark for high-quality storytelling via tablet."
Mary Shelley's classic rewritten and retooled, with an appealing gothic-style interface and ingeniously immersive format. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Book-trade nostalgia, vanished bestsellers, and an affecting pair of dedicated book-people make for a gentle stroll through two decades. (Sixteen b&w photographs.)"
The story of a legendary paperback bookstore in Berkeley and its two owners, and of how it grew, and grew, and grew. Read full book review >

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My Literary Profile: A Memoir by Helene Pilibosian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2010

"Ambitious amalgam of ethnic and personal history."
In this debut memoir, an Armenian-American woman details her family background, health issues, and literary education and craft. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"In important ways, this is one of very few truly good books on the culture wars."
In a coup of cultural journalism, a prominent film critic returns to the Ivy League classroom as a front-line correspondent on the culture wars. Read full book review >

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OF BOOKS AND BAGPIPES by Paige Shelton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"This sequel to The Cracked Spine (2016) is rich in Scottish dialect and eccentric characters, including a well-meaning heroine who brings on most of her own troubles."
A murder at a Scottish castle reveals a murky past. Read full book review >