Search Results: "Richard T. Pienciak"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 1992

"True crime that's truly dull. (Eight pages of b&w photographs- -not seen.)"
Flatly told story of a dentist who strangled his wife but wasn't prosecuted for years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 1996

"Pienciak's sarcastic tone, from the book's title to his mockery of Carolyn's appearance, repeatedly disrupts the narrative, which never adequately explains what happened, or why. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The freakish tale of wife-killer Eric Napoletano and the mother who protected him from the police. Read full book review >

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A WRINKLE IN CRIME by T. Dawn Richard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 21, 2007

"Hilarity vies with sheer foolishness in May's rollicking third adventure."
A senior citizen's sleuthing leaves behind a spectacular trail of destruction. Read full book review >

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SEAN PENN by Richard T. Kelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2005

"One of those rare oral biographies that's admiring yet still honest."
A star-studded cast comes together with relative unknowns to chat about their buddy Sean. Read full book review >

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PAR FOR THE CORPSE by T. Dawn Richard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 16, 2011

"A mildly amusing tale that telegraphs its killer's identity too early on."
An amateur sleuth in her late 60s who's bored with her staid life continues to look for trouble. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Professor and CEO True Story by Richard T. Cheng
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2016

"A gripping look at China's historical turbulence from someone who experienced it firsthand."
A personal memoir that details the hardship of political tumult in China during the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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DEATH FOR DESSERT by T. Dawn Richard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Like prune juice, a little zaniness goes a long way in Richard's debut, a kind of geriatric Janet Evanovich."
More reasons for choosing your retirement home carefully. Read full book review >

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THIS IS A MOOSE by Richard T. Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"A humorous—make that hysterical—homage to movies and big dreams. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Moose is steadfastly determined to achieve stardom amid the stars. Read full book review >

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APPRECIATIONS
by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE CONSERVANCY by T. T.  Escurel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2013

"Suspenseful, efficiently written YA."
Entertaining, plot-driven YA sci-fi that blends time travel with ethics and humor. Read full book review >

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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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