Search Results: "Sally Beauman"


BOOK REVIEW

REBECCA’S TALE by Sally Beauman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2001

"More an endless explanation than a sequel."
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . and again and again. Estate-authorized remake of the classic Daphne du Maurier suspense novel, unimaginatively told from several points of view, in exhausting detail. Read full book review >

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LOVERS AND LIARS by Sally Beauman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"The erotic charge between Gini and Pascal—first denied, then succumbed to—is palpable and convincing, as is the compelling and morally ambiguous figure of John Hawthorne. (Book-of-the-Month dual selection for May)"
From bestselling author Sally Beauman (Dark Angel, 1990; Destiny, 1987) comes this taut, smartly paced romantic thriller set in present-day London. Read full book review >

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THE SISTERS MORTLAND by Sally Beauman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2006

"A masterly rendering of fragile states of consciousness."
Gorgeously wrought offering by English novelist Beauman (Rebecca's Tale, 2001, etc.) traces the sad, sinister fates of three weird sisters living in a medieval abbey. Read full book review >

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DANGER ZONES by Sally Beauman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"Certainly tawdry, undeniably silly at times, but, overall, a gem in the genre: enough sex, backstabbing, and underworld dealing to satisfy the most demanding fans."
Bestselling romancer Beauman pushes all the right buttons in this thriller that reintroduces the two protagonists of Lovers and Liars (1994), albeit in supporting roles. Read full book review >

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THE VISITORS by Sally Beauman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"There are riches here, but it takes patience to unearth them."
This historical novel approaches, slantwise and at considerable length, the 20th century's most sensational archaeological event. Read full book review >

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SALLY RIDE by Sue Macy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Macy's slim, empathetic account makes readers see the woman behind the achievement. (author's note, timeline, further reading and viewing, bibliography, source notes, index, endnotes) (Biography. 9-14)"
A fast-moving, straightforward and up-to-date biography of the first American woman astronaut. Read full book review >

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SALLY ARNOLD by Cheryl Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Atmospheric and capturing the interplay of light and shadow, these fully convey mountain life and reveal Sally's robust personality early on. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Spending the summer with her grandfather, Jenny meets lots of neighbors in his hill country general store. Read full book review >

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SILLY SALLY by Audrey Wood
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"A surefire read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The characters in Wood's sunny, simple pen and watercolor illustrations fairly bounce off the page in this exuberant cumulative rhyme. Read full book review >

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SALLY RIDE by Lynn Sherr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"An intimately celebratory biography."
An award-winning journalist's revealing biography of Sally Ride (1951-2012), the first American woman in space. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A perceptive, loving tribute. (timeline, index) (Biography. 10-13)"
A uniquely personal portrait of the United States' first woman in space, illustrated with sheaves of public and private photos. Read full book review >

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DIRTY SALLY by Michael Simon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Sure to return, Simon and Reles are two to watch. Here's hoping publishers don't pump the page count of future installments."
Promising debut thriller in which an Austin homicide detective investigates a few too many murders. Read full book review >

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MUSTANG SALLY by Edward Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"Fast-paced, observant, funny—a fine antidote to earnestness- -though it ultimately falls apart a bit straining for climax and closure."
Freewheeling satire of academic life and sex in the 90's by the author of Straight Through the Night (1990, not reviewed). Read full book review >