Search Results: "Tatiana Oles"


BOOK REVIEW

TATIANA by Martin Cruz Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Anyone who enjoys crime novels but hasn't read Smith is in for a treat. Read this book, then look for other Arkady Renko adventures."
In Smith's latest Arkady Renko novel, the Russian investigator seeks the truth about a young reporter's apparent suicide. Read full book review >

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TAKE CARE OF ME FROM A TO Z by Harriet Ziefert
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2011

"No eXcuse. (Picture book. 3-5, adult)"
Setting a new standard for whiny neediness, an unseen narrator presents an alphabetical series of demands, beginning with "Adore me," and continuing on through "Kiss me," "Notice me," "Warm me" and "eXcuse me" to (with a picture of two figures on a bicycle) Read full book review >

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TRADING TATIANA by Debi Alper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A disappointing lightweight."
An ex-heroin addict comes to the aid of a sex-trade victim in England. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"A fresh and often witty account in which the author quotes freely from correspondence and periodicals to create a lively portrait of Victorian England and of the widespread passion for flowers and gardening at that time."
A deftly told tale of a magnificent water lily that, during the Victorian age, captured the attention of British horticulturalists, wowed the British public and became the inspiration for the Crystal Palace, then the largest building in the world. Read full book review >

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SYMPATHETIC SYSTEMS by Carole Simmons Oles
Released: July 20, 2000

"A strong and compassionate collection."
Oles focuses here on memories of childhood and family. Read full book review >

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A SECRET KEPT by Tatiana de Rosnay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"For any other writer this would be a fine novel, but de Rosnay's fans will expect more than the central character's aimless journey."
The story of an emotionally distant family as it struggles to come to grips with changing dynamics and the mysterious death of a young mother many years ago. Read full book review >

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ATHENS by Tatiana Cassandra Mandis
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2012

"An accomplished guide to a 7,000-year-old city by a writer just entering her 12th year."
An 11-year-old Manhattanite makes her authorial debut with this well-researched guide to the Greek capital for tourists of all ages. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE I LOVED by Tatiana de Rosnay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Replete with treats, particularly for Paris-lovers—indeed for anyone wedded to a special place."
Amid Baron Haussmann's demolition of her quartier, a woman refuses to leave her home in de Rosnay's latest (Sarah's Key, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"A fun, educational book which can be enjoyed in and out of the kitchen."
This highly original children's cookbook is full of delicious and imaginative recipes, but could benefit from adding healthier and lower-fat alternative recipes. Read full book review >

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MANDERLEY FOREVER by Tatiana de Rosnay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017

"An average biography. Jane Dunn's Daphne du Maurier and Her Sisters (2014) takes a more capacious and satisfying look at the life."
A familiar portrait of the prolific British writer. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER STORY by Tatiana de Rosnay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Not that de Rosnay ever wrote literary fiction, but previous books like Sarah's Key (2008) have more emotional substance than this."
A best-selling French author with writer's block agonizes at a luxurious Italian resort in de Rosnay's oddly static latest (The House I Loved, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >