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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"A personal and imaginative yet overlong perspective on German history."
The inhabitants of a summer house reveal Germany's political, economic, and social history. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHTINGALE GALLERY by Paul Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 1992

"Clever puzzle, bustling atmosphere, and one hopes the curmudgeonly Sir John will be toned down and made more likable in future endeavors."
P.C. Doherty, writing as Harding, launches yet another historical mystery series, this one featuring a medieval coroner of Falstaffian girth and deplorable manners, Sir John Cranston, and his able assistant, Brother Athelstan, a guilt-riddled Dominican, who takes careful notes of crime scenes, interrogations, and so forth when Sir John is sleeping off a tankard or two too many. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Hard-hitting and timely given Russia's continued sway in international politics as well as its documented influence over an incoming American administration that is also hostile to the press."
A chilling look at the Putin regime's murderous suppression of its critics. Read full book review >

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ENON by Paul Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Beautifully turned: Harding has defogged his style a bit and gained a stronger emotional impact from it."
The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tinkers (2009) returns with another striking study of family, time and mortality. Read full book review >

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JUST FRIENDS by Robyn Sisman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2001

"Well-written romantic comedy from Sisman (Special Relationship, 1995, etc.), but the sophisticated tone doesn't disguise the overfamiliar plot or the emotional emptiness of her people."
Another report from the front lines of the relationship wars—and this time no one's winning. Read full book review >

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The Girl in the Bath by Robyn Bishop
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2014

"Despite occasionally clunky prose, a tight narrative that adeptly balances raw emotional trauma with compassion and inventive staging."
In playwright Bishop's debut novel, teenage Lila's unexpected, stillborn baby acts as a catalyst in helping a small Australian community heal long-festering emotional wounds. Read full book review >

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A NEW HOPE by Robyn Carr
ROMANCE
Released: June 30, 2015

"Fans will be delighted to get back to Thunder Point and another poignant romance."
After a horrible introduction, Matt Lacoumette makes amends to Ginger Dysart and the two become fast friends—before realizing they might be perfect for each other. Read full book review >

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FOUR FRIENDS by Robyn Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2014

"A thought-provoking look at women of a certain age and the choices they make when they realize their lives aren't exactly what they expected—or thought they were."
In a Marin County neighborhood, four women help each other amid marital strife, personal crises and life-altering epiphanies. 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 >