Search Results: "Siena Cherson Siegel"


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TO DANCE by Siena Cherson Siegel
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A bravura performance by author and illustrator that will be read and reread and treasured by ballet lovers of all ages. (Graphic novel. 10+)"
For so many dancers, it's the magic of a performance that captures their spirit and fuels a dream. Read full book review >

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BURNT SIENA by Sarah Wisseman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2015

"Wisseman, author of the Lisa Donohue Israel-archaeology mysteries (The House of the Sphinx, 2009, etc.), gains little from her move to Italy. Rizzo isn't the only one who's just phoning it in."
An art restorer copes with the murder of her roommate. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2011

"A lighthearted account, a touch snobbish at times, but entertaining and funny."
An American writer from Chicago falls in love with what he sees as an ideal society in the Bruco contrada, an ancient subdivision of Siena, Italy, and strives mightily to become accepted into it. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Two sharp novellas that vividly complement each other."
Adult boys become adult men in Meyers' first book of two short novels. Read full book review >

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A SIEGEL FILM by Don Siegel
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"One of the top-drawer screen books, from which you rise gorged from an eye-popping Thanksgiving dinner of filmcraft. (Sixty b&w photographs)"
Funny, ever entertaining, immensely readable and revealing autobiography of action/suspense director Don Siegel and how he made or contributed to some 50 or more movies and TV shows. Read full book review >

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THE SCRIBE OF SIENA by Melodie Winawer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"The realities of day-to-day existence in 1340s Europe are so viscerally represented that readers will readily accept the fanciful premise."
A New York neurosurgeon finds herself in medieval Siena facing a career change, plague, and true love. Read full book review >

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MOVING HOUSE by Mark Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A stronger message and more coherent magic would have made this charming story even more appealing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This contemporary eco-fable suffers from a lack of internal logic, but the positive message and attractive retro artwork may still find favor with progressive parents. Read full book review >

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SUZY'S CASE by Andy Siegel
Released: July 10, 2012

"If Siegel can only make his hero a tad less obnoxious, he will have a good potential series on his hands."
The plot twists keep coming in this legal thriller by Siegel, a first-time author who calls on his own experience as a personal injury and malpractice lawyer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"Lacks drama, intrigue and insight."
How a landmark Supreme Court ruling that established the state secrets privilege was challenged 50 years later. Read full book review >

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ACTUAL INNOCENCE by Barry Siegel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Rousing stuff for fans of legal intrigue who aren—t up to the challenges of Siegel's memorable debut."
After his strikingly original debut (The Perfect Witness, 1998), Siegel settles into a more well-worn groove, inviting his returning lawyer hero Greg Monarch to reopen the five-year-old murder conviction of his onetime lover. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT WITNESS by Barry Siegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Not a whodunit, but a sharp, unsparing exploration of the conflicts between justice and advocacy in the adversarial system Greg's inherited from the Founding Fathers."
A dogged defense attorney's running battle with an unimpeachable prosecution witness raises disturbing questions about the nature of the judicial process, in this first novel by crime reporter Siegel (Shades of Gray, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

"Siegel's arguments have as many loose ends as urban America has problems, but there is no shortage of ideas to ponder."
A partisan yet sometimes penetrating analysis of urban America's decline. Read full book review >