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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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Bibliography; index and b&w photos not seen. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
The title accurately reflects the focus of this volume: the 13 months beginning with Parks's refusal to give up her seat and concluding with the Supreme Court's decision declaring bus segregation unconstitutional. 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 >

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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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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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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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CITY OF DREADFUL NIGHT by Lee Siegel
Released: Oct. 31, 1995

"One wishes the author of this unfortunately turgid homage to it had done the same."
Riveting material is given redundant and indifferent treatment in this misshapen first novel ``about horror and the macabre in India,'' by Siegel (Net of Magic, not reviewed, etc.), a professor of religion at the University of Hawaii. 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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THE BREAK-UP ARTIST by Philip Siegel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2014

"A true chick-lit charmer, ideal for a chilly winter night or a sunny beach chair. (Chick-lit/romance. 12-16)"
Breakin' up may be hard to do but not if you get a little help from a cynical teenager who's found a niche market for her special skills. Read full book review >

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DERAILED by James Siegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 19, 2003

"Irresistible hokum written with an obvious eye on Hollywood, where producers will have to decide whether to make Charles's tribulations believable or hope viewers, like lucky readers, will surrender themselves to its spell."
Ad exec Siegel (Epitaph, 2001) swings for the fences with this preposterous, compulsively readable story of a casual fling that flings its partners into the lower depths of hell. Read full book review >

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LINES OF DEFENSE by Barry Siegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Expertly judged writing, thoughtful observations, warm and likable characters: Siegel's third thriller is a promising start, perhaps, to a new series."
Engaging legal-suspenser about a sheriff's detective and a case too troubling to call. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2007

"Those interested in the modern television landscape should turn to Bill Carter's Desperate Networks (2006), a fine work of straight-up journalism that offers critical insight into today's television scene—and Carter wasn't even trying."
Hit-and-mostly-miss collection of 50-plus New Republic essays over-intellectualizing the boob tube's not particularly intellectual output. Read full book review >