Search Results: "Renee Reichert"


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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THE CAT CAME BACK by Fred Penner
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A fine showcase, and a memorable children's debut, for Reichert. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Like that cat, the song keeps coming back in a multitude of recorded and printed versions—but never in better company than here. Read full book review >

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LUCK, LOVE & LEMON PIE by Amy Reichert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"An enjoyable and thought-provoking exploration of a modern-day marriage in midlife crisis."
A middle-age housewife tries to rekindle her relationship with her husband by taking up his hobby of poker, then wins a tournament that puts her on the fast track to the poker championships, putting more pressure on a once-strong, now struggling marriage. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"As gruesome as guilty pleasures get for rabid crime readers."
Front-and-center account by the first detective assigned to Washington State's notorious serial murders, who later became King County sheriff and arrested the now-convicted killer. 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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TAKE YOUR MAMA TO WORK TODAY by Amy Reichert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2012

"Many families will enjoy the interplay here between mother (efficient and loving) and daughter (sky's the limit). (Picture book. 4-8)"
A feisty, 7-ish girl informs readers what to expect when a snow day, babysitter snafu or "Take Your Child to Work Day" necessitates accompanying a parent to the office. Read full book review >

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WHILE MAMA HAD A QUICK LITTLE CHAT by Amy Reichert
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 2005

"Mama had finished her quick little chat,' this reads like an arch amalgam of Eloise and Peggy Rathmann's 10 Minutes till Bedtime (1998), and is sure to send privileged tykes (and their parents) off to bed with a case of giggles. (Picture book. 6-8)"
While her oblivious mother's off answering a phone call, an increasingly frantic young Rose finds her bedtime routine interrupted by the successive arrival of a lively formal dress party, a magician in need of an assistant, and a dance band in need of a drummer. 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

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1998

"Full-body immersion for fans of the trilogy, who clearly prefer their narratives sluggish, talky, and prone to dwell on the insignificant."
Concluding volume of the trilogy (Prince of Demons and Beyond Ragnarok, not reviewed) whose backdrop is a dubious concoction of Norse gods, Celtic myth, and family saga, embroidered with standard fantasy designs. Read full book review >

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RONALD REAGAN by Renee Schwartzberg
Released: Dec. 7, 1990

A harsh view of Reagan and his career: Not particularly gifted intellectually, Reagan found success as a Hollywood actor, as a spokesman for GE, and later as a politician—accomplishments seen here as the product of a malleable personality and an excellent memory (which failed him, the author ironically points out, when he testified in the Poindexter trial—as it had 28 years earlier in a Justice Department investigation of his talent agency, MCA). Read full book review >

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J159 by Renee Logan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"A bizarre but utterly appealing fusion of dystopian tale and courtroom drama."
A man isolated from the world in a new jury system slowly learns that the innovation may be criminal in this thriller. Read full book review >