Search Results: "Stephen Collins"


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THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL by Stephen Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Rich, creamy art and playful paneling make for a fun read."
Cartoonist Collins' debut graphic novel is a long, smooth fable of a man whose unkempt facial hair ravages the tidy city of Here. Read full book review >

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EYE CONTACT by Stephen Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1994

"A somewhat facile ending, but this fast, sexy read is a strong first effort."
Actor Collins (Ashley Wilkes in the upcoming Scarlett TV miniseries) writes a steamy first novel about a young woman whose sexual compulsions make her a murder suspect. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE EXPOSURE by Stephen Collins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 1998

"Only that forcibly twisted climax rings false. (Author tour)"
Second suspenser, all quite plausible until the end, by actor/novelist Collins (Eye Contact, 1994), who plays Ashley Wilkes in the TV miniseries Scarlett. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A seasoned historian weaves a heartwarming story."
The less-heralded precursor to the Berlin Airlift receives a lively treatment from a popular historian. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Dando-Collins juggles disparate elements to maintain cohesion in a convoluted history of military campaigns, changes in governments, complicated business transactions and bizarre backdoor diplomatic dealings."
Absorbing tale of a conflict in 19th-century Central America sparked by two men with rather different ideas about Manifest Destiny. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"A dark moment in Native American history revisited provides an eloquent reminder of a fight well fought."
Brisk but evocative account of a tribal chief's efforts to bury his dead son, which led to a landmark 1879 judgment that for the first time recognized Native Americans' rights. Read full book review >

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GERMS by Ross Collins
by Ross Collins, illustrated by Ross Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2004

"The premise of a good-hearted chicken-pox germ that can choose to work against illness doesn't make sense and belies the implied science education, but well-designed pictures provide cartoony amusement for the snot-loving crowd. (fact file) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sweet, eagerly gross illustrations improve this tale that's unsure whether it wants to be partly educational or just goofy. Read full book review >

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RELIC  by Renee Collins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Simplistic characters undermine an exciting, creative fantasy world. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Plot trumps characterization in this Wild West fantasy. Read full book review >

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LOST SOULS by Michael Collins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 9, 2004

"Nicely done: relentlessly dark, unfailingly well written."
Ireland's Collins (The Man Who Dreamt of Lobsters, 1993; etc.) decamps to Amish country for a neatly constructed tale of murder and mayhem. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Packed with interesting gastronomical morsels, but the dry presentation may send diehard foodies to the television to watch and learn instead of reading about it."
Comprehensive but dense chronicle of the genesis of food presentation in the media. Read full book review >