Search Results: "Renee Yancy"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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REMEMBER ME ALWAYS by Renee Collins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Forgettable. (Thriller. 14-17)"
A white high school senior, unsure of whom to trust, navigates romance and secrets in Collins' (Until We Meet Again, 2015, etc.) third novel. 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 >