Search Results: "Renee Collins"


BOOK REVIEW

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN by Renee Collins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Suspenseful, poignant, and romantic: well worth the read. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Mystery, romance, time travel, and danger…this one has it all. Read full book review >

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RELIC  by Renee Collins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Simplistic characters undermine an exciting, creative fantasy world. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Plot trumps characterization in this Wild West fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE SILENT JOURNEY OF A SINGLE WOMAN by Renee Harris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 28, 2014

"A well-meaning but inarticulate self-help book."
Harris offers new approaches to being single in this debut memoir and advice guide. Read full book review >

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RENEE PATRICK
by Gerald Bartell

Reach for the popcorn. The silver screen sleuths from Paramount Pictures, one-time would be actress Lillian Fox and costume designer Edith Head (based upon the real life Oscar winner) team up for their second case in Renee Patrick’s Dangerous to Know. With Marlene Dietrich, Errol Flynn, Jack Benny, and George Burns firing off great lines, the caper is as much ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DANGEROUS TO KNOW by Renee Patrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"A brightly written tale of how Hollywood simmered while Atlanta, or at least David Selznick's simulation of it, burned. Patrick not only provides walk-ons for Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, Hedy Lamarr, Greta Garbo, Errol Flynn, Dorothy Parker, and Leni Riefenstahl, but actually furnishes something for most of them to do."
The closing days of 1938 bring a second case to failed actress-turned-shopgirl-turned-Hollywood social secretary Lillian Frost. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2015

"A comprehensive, authoritative, and well-organized manual for boosting productivity through coaching.
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A Fortune 500 executive-turned-consultant looks at how to implement coaching programs inside professional organizations. Read full book review >

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THE INNER VOICE by Renee Fleming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2004

"A beguiling self-portrait of a great artist at work."
Though the renowned soprano mostly discusses singing here, her perceptive account of what it takes to become and continue to be a great performer will resonate with all those who dream big. Read full book review >

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A CABINET OF WONDERS by Renee Dodd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A rare treat: a diverting and insightful piece of quirky fiction."
A traveling carnival act struggles to stay together during a disastrous season. Read full book review >

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DESIGN FOR DYING by Renee Patrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Although the serenely levelheaded costumer designer gets to solve the mystery, Patrick often keeps her under wraps, and even the cameos by Gracie Allen, Bob Hope, Barbara Stanwyck, and Preston Sturges aren't an adequate substitute. Here's hoping the promised series will redress the balance."
Patrick, a fig-leaf pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team, debuts with a tale that entangles not-yet-famed costume designer Edith Head in a case of Hollywood murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS THE WIND by Liz Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"While sweet, however, this just misses the tone and sense of complete package found in Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis, illustrated by Laura Cornell (1995) and On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman (2006). (Picture book. 3-7)"
In a "House That Jack Built" format, a gentle verse takes a mother and father to the hospital for the birth of their child and, in a parallel tale, a mouse in from the wind for the birth of her own babies. Read full book review >

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CITY NOISE by Karla Kuskin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"An exuberant poem that captures the hubbub of urban life. (Poetry/Picture book. 3-6)"
A young girl holds a tin can to her ear and hears an ocean of city sounds: ``Squalling/Calling/Crashing/Rushing/...Cars and garbage/Reds and greens/Girls and women/Men/Machines....'' Kuskin (Patchwork Island, p. 847, etc.) describes the city as a vibrant, chaotic place, but she adds occasional touches of humanity. Read full book review >