Search Results: "Sian Reynolds"


BOOK REVIEW

REYNOLDS by Donley Watt
Released: April 1, 2001

"Wry details and witty, dead-on dialogue charged with biblical echoes give Watt (Haley, Texas 1959, 1999, etc.) real class."
East Texas novel built on the Cain-and-Abel story. Read full book review >

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WASH THIS BLOOD CLEAN FROM MY HAND by Fred Vargas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Another of Vargas's powerful explorations of unusual crimes (Seeking Whom He May Devour, 2006, etc.): first-class from start to finish."
A 30-year sequence of murders continues to haunt Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, who's very personally involved. Read full book review >

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MRS. REYNOLDS by Gertrude Stein
Released: June 15, 1952

"Intellectual snob appeal."
Perhaps the simplest way to describe this book is to let Miss Stein explain it herself, as she does in her epilogue. Read full book review >

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THIS NIGHT’S FOUL WORK by Fred Vargas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"A sub-par performance by a popular French writer (Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand, 2007, etc.) who this time out seems unduly charmed by her own eccentricity."
When two thugs are found with their throats cut, the local narcs claim the case, but as usual Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg knows better. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT REYNOLDS AND THE SPECTRAL TRANSFORMER by Catherine  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Old-fashioned spooky fun. (Supernatural mystery. 9-13)"
Midnight Reynolds has always felt like an outsider: from her unusual name and her family's poverty to her obsessive reliance on spreadsheets to keep her life organized. Read full book review >

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1 2 3 COUNT WITH ME by Sian Tucker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Should the sturdy little doors and flaps fall off— as inevitably they will—the book still works. (Lift-the-flap. 2-4)"
1 2 3 Count With Me ($12.95; Sept. 1, 1996; 24 pp.; 0-689-80828-3): From one to twenty, this bright, basic counting book puts forth a given number of items for each number, e.g., four ponies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2015

"Wide-ranging, informative and entertaining, especially for parents and educators."
How our bodies and minds work in tandem. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2003

"A life as if seen from afar. (16 pp. b&w photos)"
A memoir gets mired in heavy detail and an endless procession of admittedly justifiable mood swings. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2002

"Historical writing of the first rank, graphic and of real presence."
Rees debuts with a cracking tale drawn from an unedifying episode in her native England's history: the "Transportation to Parts Beyond the Seas" of hundreds of British women, shipped on the Lady Julian in 1789 to penal life in Australia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A revealing look at a vibrant and distinct culture. (author's note, glossary, source notes) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Six Maasai proverbs complement glimpses into the daily life of a Maasai community in a compact and fascinating portrait of this nomadic people and their changing world. Read full book review >