Search Results: "R.F. Sharp"


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NO REGRETS, NO REMORSE by R.F. Sharp
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"This high-spirited debut novel from attorney/sculptor Sharp never does tie up all its loose ends. Blame Oscar, who's both woollier and less interesting than Sydney, a heroine who deserves a starring role next time out."
A West Palm Beach attorney who quit practicing to follow his star as a sculptor finds that assorted lawbreakers and officers of the court are following him as well. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"In his hands, the irreconcilable differences of the Anglo-Irish tradition and character become creative oppositions."
Drawing on politics, literature, popular culture, and his personal observations, Foster (History/Oxford, Modern Ireland, 1600-1971, 1989), the leading authority on modern Irish history, reveals in this gathering of 14 essays (most previously published in academic journals) the intricacies, ambivalences, and illusions behind the Anglo-Irish identity crisis, especially from 18401922. Read full book review >

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MODERN IRELAND 1600-1972 by R.F. Foster
Released: March 17, 1989

Irish historian (U. of London) Foster (Charles Stewart Parnell: The Man and His Family and Lord Randolph Churchill: A Political Life) here undertakes a grand survey of Irish history from the end of the Elizabethan wars to 1972, the year that Ireland joined the Common Market. Read full book review >

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VIVID FACES by R.F. Foster
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 2015

"Readable and provocative. Students of contemporary Irish history have few better guides than the sometimes-dyspeptic but refreshingly agenda-less Foster."
A bracing study of the rebels who secured Ireland's freedom from Britain nearly a century ago. Read full book review >

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CARDINAL GALSWORTHY by Edward R.F. Sheehan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"An odd mix of earnest history lessons, turgid efforts at literary prose, and genuinely fascinating glimpses of the inner workings of the Vatican."
Journalist and novelist Sheehan (Innocent Darkness, 1993, etc.) delivers a bloated and pretentious—if lively—saga of recent Vatican history as seen through the career of one very complicated man. Read full book review >

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THE TRUE MEMOIRS OF LITTLE K by Adrienne Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"With intimate word paintings of historical characters—Rasputin makes an appearance—and with a strong-willed heroine, Sharp's novel will appeal to lovers of the genre."
Sharp lifts a real-life figure from history, one Mathilde Kschessinska, prima ballerina assoluta of St. Petersburg's Imperial Ballet, for this saga of romance and glamour, intrigue and revolution. Read full book review >

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I LOVED YOU ALL by Paula Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2000

"Sharp knows how to create wonderfully quirky characters and set them against each other in bizarre situations. But this latest effort shares the central flaw of its predecessor (Crows Over a Wheatfield, 1996): she just can't resist pouring on the ideology."
This time out, Sharp gets as preachy as her pro-life antagonist, in a compelling but decidedly one-sided exploration of the abortion issue. Read full book review >

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SECOND SHOT by Zoe Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2007

"Sturdy distaff pulp, though Charlie won't abate your dreams of James Bond, or even Modesty Blaise."
Tough cookie Charlie Fox is back, acting as bodyguard to a woman whose sudden wealth has put her at risk on both sides of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"A blockbuster of a story, especially today with Medicare potentially on the chopping block."
How two giant pharmaceutical companies defrauded the public, flouted government regulations and ignored patient safety in their cutthroat competition. Read full book review >

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WHEN A MONKEY SPEAKS by Damian Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"A haunting gathering of tales that show men and women at war with each other and with the land surrounding them."
In this evocative collection of stories, the wildness of the Australian bush country mirrors the harsh terrain of the human psyche. Read full book review >

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WHENEVER I'M WITH YOU by Lydia Sharp
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A hopeful premise damaged by an improbable plot and unlikely characters. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When SoCal native Gabi moves to Alaska, she expects to always be a fish out of water, but in just a short time, she learns to call the frozen tundra home. Read full book review >

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MAMA GETS TRASHED by Deborah Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"The odd amalgam of porn, gossip and family values overlaid with forced humor is much less fun than Mama Sees Stars (2011)."
The Bauer gals bicker their way through marital woes, engagement snafus and sexual innuendos. Read full book review >