Search Results: "Susan McDougal"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WOMAN WHO WOULDN’T TALK by Susan McDougal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2003

"Even with her memory gaps, no reader will feel McDougal got what she deserved, or that the grand-jury process can be anything less than the rotten apple in the legal barrel."
The trials of Whitewater defendant McDougal, a sorry case who isn't afraid to admit it but never deserved the treatment dished out by Kenneth Starr's janissaries. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 1994

"Often awkwardly written and frustratingly incomplete. (8 pages of photos, not seen)"
An unsatisfying examination of the internal destruction of the family of Roy Miller, personal counsel to Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DYLAN by Dennis McDougal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"Richly detailed, though the author places Dylan on a higher shelf in the cultural library than history may permit."
The biographer of Lew Wasserman, Jack Nicholson and Otis Chandler returns with a sometimes-scholarly, sometimes-snarky life of the songwriting and singing legend. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1991

"For the most part, McDougal, writing in appropriately matter-of-fact prose, juggles his mass of material well; but the huge cast and shifting points of view do confuse at times, and brief biographies of the lawyers and judges involved would have helped to anchor the narrative."
An account of Randy Kraft, a serial killer responsible for perhaps 67 murders of young men between 1971 and 1983, with mini- biographies of many of his victims, by investigative reporter McDougal (The Los Angeles Times). Read full book review >

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FASHIONING A FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I sat back and considered my words. They had to be enough to get me in. After all, I alluded to the loss of my mom without mentioning any of the désagréables details, and I talked about the constant moving without getting into the foster homes and the times we’ve lived in the car. I think it is best not ...
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A STUDY IN MUST-READ AUTHORS
by Bobbi Dumas

So you all are Sherry Thomas fans, right?

I sincerely hope so! She’s seriously one of the smartest writers out there, and for whatever reason, her novels hit all my romance buttons. 

Last fall she released A Study in Scarlet Women, an intriguing new take on the Sherlock Holmes canon. (It got a great review and was named one ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CLASS PETS by Susan Nees
by Susan Nees, illustrated by Susan Nees
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"An amusing and attractive early chapter book that will be popular with girls anxious to project reading competency to competing classmates. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Flamboyant, self-confident Missy is back for a second outing for transitioning readers. Read full book review >

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BRING ON THE BIRDS by Susan Stockdale
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Broader in geographical range and even simpler in design, this makes a natural follow-up to Lois Ehlert's Feathers for Lunch (1990) as a primary introduction to our avian cousins. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 2-4)"
Over rhyming captions that only occasionally exceed three or four words, Stockdale presents painted portraits of 21 wild birds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 25, 2011

"This appealing work stands as both a portrait of two unconventional women and a celebration of the possibilities of arts patronage. (author/illustrator's note, bibliography, sources) (Biography. 10-14)"
An affectionate, lively examination of the reciprocal relationship between a great artist and two great art lovers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DADDY by Susan Paradis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 1998

"Poignant and stimulating. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Paradis uses a young boy's narration to convey his awe and adulation of his father, a perspective echoed in the illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST TEENIE by Susan Meddaugh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2006

"It's just a matter of angle and perspective, like life and the pursuit of happiness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Life is about perspective, suggests Meddaugh in this tale of a little girl—a really little girl—who'd not only like to grow up, she'd just like to plain grow. Read full book review >