Search Results: "Robin Palmer"


BOOK REVIEW

WICKED JEALOUS by Robin Palmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2012

"Apple-flavored cotton candy: fast and tasty, possibly slightly poisonous. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In a modern wish-fulfillment fairy tale that applies and removes feminism like makeup—frequently, easily and with relish—Simone goes from That Weird Fat Girl to hottie. Read full book review >

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THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET by Robin Palmer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 27, 2013

"Anyone who's ever struggled with a family member's alcoholism will find a welcome and familiar friend in Annabelle. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A teenage girl and her showbiz mom are forced to re-evaluate their relationship after rehab in this lightweight recovery story by the author of Geek Charming (2009). Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A KISS by Robin Palmer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"While the road may be well-trodden, readers are still in for a breezy, enjoyable ride. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Back to the Future meets The Breakfast Club for Generation Z.Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2010

"The first in what promises to be a series of light yet heartfelt adventures. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Getting dumped by her two best friends isn't how Lucy wanted to start sixth grade. Read full book review >

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THE WOMPANANNY WITCHES MAKE ONE MEAN PIZZA by Jennie  Palmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Pair with a pie for one mean—er, make that nice—storytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two recluse witch chefs with a passion for pizza come out from behind their pizza oven…and survive the wild neighborhood kids. Read full book review >

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THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUN by Elizabeth Palmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2000

"Passion-plagued characters, an adverb for every emotion, and an addictive novel-within-a-novel come together for something akin to a satisfying mug of ale."
A "long and complicated childhood" becomes a complicated adulthood for two families in Palmer's entertaining sixth (The Golden Rule, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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SCARLET ANGEL by Elizabeth Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"In the deliciously deadpan, confidential tone of an avid gossip, Palmer gives us a world in which the evil are very, very bad, and the good often betrayed by their own timidity. (First printing of 50,000)"
An English country manor is nearly consumed by a naughty adventuress from Rome—in this classic British melodrama's entertaining depiction of lust and greed. Read full book review >

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ALL SAINTS by Karen Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"A bold try, and a genuine promise of much stronger work to come."
An ambitious first novel that's strongly reminiscent of Robert Stone's 1967 debut, A Hall of Mirrors. Read full book review >

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RESISTANT by Michael Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"Palmer (Political Suicide, 2012, etc.) doesn't spend much time developing female characters. But in the doctor hero's latest adventure, he's tender as well as tough, and you have to cheer him on in his fight to save the friend who helped save him."
A physician races the clock and a ferocious disease to save a friend's life. Read full book review >

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KISS & TANGO by Marina Palmer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2005

"Lots of potential, but Palmer doesn't deliver lyricism or insights to match the depths of her beloved dance. The wonderful cover, though, a retro b&w photo oozing restrained eroticism, is sure to catch a browser's eye."
Memoir that reads too much like a first draft about the author's passion for the tango. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2015

"An intriguing argument that can bear further study."
Palmer, the head of data journalism at the Economist, disagrees with those who see innovations like derivatives as responsible for recent financial bubbles and crashes, and he argues that the world needs even more financial innovation.Read full book review >