Search Results: "Robyn Harding"


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THE PARTY by Robyn Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"The domestic drama is done well, even if it's nothing new, but the cruelty of adolescence is painted with too broad a brush to be wholly convincing."
An accident at a Sweet 16 party triggers a series of traumatic events that threatens to shatter a family. Read full book review >

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MY PARENTS ARE SEX MANIACS by Robyn Harding
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

Eleventh grader Louise Harrison's comfortably self-centered existence turns chaotic when her younger brother discovers their father receiving fellatio from Louise's best friend Sienna's mother (a plot development that leads to the cringe-inducingly frequent use of the phrase "blow job"). Read full book review >

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THE SECRET DESIRES OF A SOCCER MOM by Robyn Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2006

"Desperate Housewives with a high cringe quotient."
When one of her best friends dies, a suburban wife and mother suspects murder. Read full book review >

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LADY ROBYN by R. Garcia y Robertson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Good, clean entertainment, with plenty of period detail and a healthy dose of modern irony."
Garcia y Robertson's latest historical (after Knight Errant, 2001, etc.), this set in 1460s England during the War of the Roses. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"While sometimes overly reflective of Anthony's painstaking research, this biography is a fascinating account of one of the most complex of all the political wives of this century. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A revealing biography with unmistakably powerful contemporary parallels to recent presidential spouses, from Anthony (First Ladies, 2 vols., 1990, 1991). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"May not hold the attention of the general reader, but provides valuable documentation for presidential scholars."
An Ohio lawyer pores over reams of salacious correspondence to reveal fascinating new information, overlooked by earlier biographers, about Warren G. Harding's long-running romance with a pro-German freethinker. Read full book review >

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WARREN G. HARDING by John Dean
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2004

"Unlikely to rehabilitate Harding by itself, but a useful view of the long-forgotten leader."
Brief account of a failed, scandal-ridden presidency, seen through the eyes of someone quite familiar with such things. Read full book review >

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THE HARDING SISTERS OF STERLING CITY ROAD AND ME by Carol E. Plimpton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 2017

"An uneven chronicle reveals the joys and tribulations of New England sisters."
A debut memoir follows a large family in rural Connecticut. Read full book review >

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THE MAYOR OF MOGADISHU by Andrew Harding
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A beautifully rendered narrative and characterization portrays the soul of a country few Westerners truly understand."
A fluid, sympathetic journalistic foray into the tumultuous history of Somalia as lived by an intriguing impresario and activist. Read full book review >

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THE SPY GAME by Georgina Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"An aching, delicate and affecting interpretation of loss and acceptance."
The mysteries of childhood take on a deeper resonance after a mother's disappearance from Cold War Britain. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"No page-turner, but a solid read about a vitally important and often overlooked aspect of political life."
An engaging account of the Sawyer Miller Group, a political-consulting firm that changed the way campaigns are run around the world. Read full book review >