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BOOK REVIEW

CHARLES RICHARD DREW, M.D. by Rinna Evelyn Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1991

A ``First Book'' that introduces the pioneer behind the Red Cross Blood Bank. Read full book review >

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WAR, MAGIC, AND PEACE
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BOOK REPORT for The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

Cover Story: I’ve Got The Whole City On My Head

BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: War and Peace

Bonus Factors: Russia, Magical Duel

Relationship Status: Let’s Go Out Again

Cover Story: I’ve Got The Whole City On My Head

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BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE TOY SHOP by Frances Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Wolfe's oil paintings far exceed her text, as her attractive illustrations exhibit sophisticated perspectives, appealing human characters and a dear little bunny who deserves better narration. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This overlong and too-sentimental story is set in a toy shop owned by a gentle, white-haired man named Mr. Kringle. Read full book review >

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SUMMING UP by Yitzhak Shamir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 1994

"A useful tool for opponents of the land-for-peace policies of the current Israeli government, but less useful to students of Israeli history or of Yitzhak Shamir."
With freelance writer Samuel, the former prime minister of Israel describes the context in which he developed his political views but reveals little new about himself. Read full book review >

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STARLIT by Lisa Rinna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Cheap thrills, but in hardcover, not nearly cheap enough."
Actress Rinna's debut features an unscrupulous Hollywood diva who will stop at nothing to defeat a younger rival. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RELIC by Evelyn Anthony
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"Indeed, this is a decidedly poor man's le CarrÇ, though not so poor that it won't amuse in its lightweight way."
The author of 3l romantic suspense and espionage novels (featuring the British Mata Hari, Davina Graham) here labors to answer the question: What's a cold war spy-story writer to do now that perestroika's come? Read full book review >

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OFFICERS AND GENTLEMEN by Evelyn Waugh
Released: July 7, 1955

"From the first book which had a glowing press- but a perhaps less impressive response- you can best determine your market here which will be at an intellectual rather than popular level."
The second part of the trilogy which began with Men At Arms (1952) continues the leisurely perspective of World War II, and while the narrative itself is perhaps a fitful one- it is animated not only by the splendid display of its satiric invention- but also by its compassionate concern. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCOOP by Evelyn Waugh
Released: July 18, 1938

"Seems to us limited in sales appeal."
Satire on foreign correspondents in a fantastic tale of one William Boot, accidentally thrust into the limelight as foreign correspondent to cover a reputed war in some imagined African country. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY IN PRIOR'S FORD by Evelyn  Hood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"The first of Hood's Prior's Ford mysteries to be published in the U.S. (Scandal in Prior's Ford, 2011, etc.) is more village romance than mystery, but it does draw you into the lives of the villagers."
The quiet English village of Prior's Ford is happy to welcome a celebrity resident, but not so much another murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"A necessary companion to Assata Shakur's Assata (1987)—and a boon to anyone seeking to understand the force of law from a lawyer's perspective."
Any analysis of the American black experience demands close attention to both the political and the personal, and this extraordinary memoir by Williams—the country's first African- American trial lawyer—offers just that, as well as making a noteworthy contribution to recent American legal history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 25, 1994

"With the exception of her last tale, Iritani's narrative is a fresh and revealing approach to a now familiar theme."
A contemplative examination of Japanese-American relations on the personal level, through four stories set in a Washington State town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2011

"An intimate account of how Europe's literary elite survived the era of fascism in exile."
An impressionistic collective biography of literary Europe in the 1930s and '40s, focusing on the circle that gathered around brothers Heinrich and Thomas Mann. Read full book review >