Search Results: "Sharron Kahn Luttrell"


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WEEKENDS WITH DAISY by Sharron Kahn Luttrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A deceptively simple but powerful account of family bonds, friendship and the special relationship we share with dogs."
Former journalist Luttrell had yet to find a replacement for a much-loved dog when a chance encounter with a service dog-in-training in a local supermarket changed her life. Read full book review >

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Released: May 7, 2015

"A tragic and moving story of a dysfunctional son and society's inability to offer aid."
A mother describes her son's descent into drugs, crime, and prison. Read full book review >

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FAX ME A BAGEL by Sharon Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Marissa Piesman goes west, with broad temple comedy substituting for Upper East Side wit. (Book-of-the-Month alternate selection)"
Next time you're in Eternal, Texas, be sure to stop in at The Hot Bagel (the only local competition, Kulberg's Deli, is from hunger). Read full book review >

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DON’T CRY FOR ME, HOT PASTRAMI by Sharon Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Although the mystery's solution is perfunctory (the main clue is never completely explained), Kahn's attention to every outrageous detail—from the pink-on-pink ballroom to the rainbow tacos filled with sardine and frankfurter—makes this a voyage to remember."
Looks like stormy seas ahead for the hapless congregants of Temple Rita who've boarded the Bargain II for a cut-rate cruise to St. Read full book review >

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HOLD THE CREAM CHEESE, KILL THE LOX by Sharon Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 24, 2002

"Better as a travelogue than a puzzler."
Holy mackerel—not to mention the sturgeon. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1991

A piercing historical and personal record of the wartime crimes and 1987 trial of the Gestapo's ``Butcher of Lyon.'' France's most significant war-crimes trial since the Forties is covered here by the head of the political desk for the French magazine Le Point—who also happens to be the daughter of one of the victims of the notorious Klaus Barbie. Read full book review >

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FACE VALUE by Michael Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2014

"The platoon of detectives muffles sprightly Rachel, and the mystery isn't lively or original enough to provide much compensation. Wait till next year."
St. Louis attorney Rachel Gold (The Flinch Factor, 2013, etc.) and waves of lesser detectives go after the person who threw a promising junior lawyer from a high-rise parking garage to the unforgiving ground below. Read full book review >

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WHICH BIG GIVER STOLE THE CHOPPED LIVER? by Sharon Kahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Kahn's bagels-and-lox view of Judaism, which makes religious practice sound like an endless round of committee meetings, adds little to an otherwise conventional romance-with-a-murder-thrown-in."
More dastardly doings at Temple Rita, where the Homecoming for the Long-Gone is rudely interrupted by the recently deceased. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"A decidedly agreeable trip down memory lane with one of the more perceptive tour guides still in the game."
Even his fans may be surprised at the very high quality of the work Kahn (The Boys of Summer, Joe & Marilyn, etc.) has done over the years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Opinionated, rambling, occasionally arbitrary, and always biased by its author's roots—in other words, everything a baseball book should be."
A hot-stove league ramble, well lubricated with fine wines, on the subject of pitching, by a baseball writer who has seen it all. Read full book review >

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FUN WITH DIRK AND BREE by Alice Kahn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A knowing, often funny romp among northern California navel- gazers."
California narcissism—San Francisco Bay area division—is cheerfully satirized by Kahn (Luncheon at the Cafe Ridiculous, 1990), who also uses her echt yuppie title characters, Dirk and Bree, in a real-life syndicated newspaper column. Read full book review >