Search Results: "Renee Londner"


BOOK REVIEW

STONES FOR GRANDPA by Renee Londner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"This is a book that celebrates a life, full of Boy Scout knots and costume parties, and that's more than enough. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Writing a picture book about grief is a difficult job; Londner accomplishes it by writing about something else: life. 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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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 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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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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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 >

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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

A SECRET HOPE by Renee Yancy
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Though overwhelming at times, a worthy tale for readers drawn to strong female protagonists."
A young woman ventures outside of her home and challenges the beliefs of her people in Yancy's debut historical novel set in fifth-century Ireland. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"Still, Askins's work has helped reshape the relationship Americans have with wild creatures."
A moving and affective, if overwrought, tribute to the wild. Read full book review >