Search Results: "Thelma Louise Landrum"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Those interested in attending a sesshin will find Landrum's book useful, though the tight focus on the author's individual experience may be too specific for general application."
Landrum, a woman well-practiced in helping others overcome difficulty and achieve success, offers her insights into the Japanese practice of sesshin through her personal journal. Read full book review >

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PLAYDATE by Thelma Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A snappily told middle-class morality tale which, due to a meandering story line and unattractive characters, fails to catch fire."
With a wildfire approaching, marriages are already smoldering, in a brittle social comedy by Us Weekly's film critic. Read full book review >

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THE HULA HOOPIN' QUEEN by Thelma Lynne Godin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A fine incentive to motivate couch potatoes young and old to move. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A lively intergenerational picture book that will send readers out to the sidewalk for a hoopin' good time. Read full book review >

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THE SENSATIONAL MUSIC CLUB MYSTERY by Graham Landrum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 19, 1994

"The leisurely pace and tag-team narration of Harriet and her friends work against the more obvious kinds of suspense, but Harriet is delightful as she patiently rousts the skeletons from the Gaulton closets."
Monica Taybrook Gaulton has a wealthy old husband, the proceeds from her sale of the Gaulton family furniture and silver, a mysterious past as a Las Vegas entertainer, and a bellyful of cyanide she swallowed moments before she was to serve as emcee for the Borderville (Va. and Tenn.) Read full book review >

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THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MURDER MYSTERY by Graham Landrum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 1996

"No scorcher, but old-shoe comfort from the late Landrum."
In the southern town of Borderville, grande dame Alberta Chamberlain has died, leaving to the Ambrose County Historical Society her imposing portrait of Louis-Philippe of France, painted by Charles Willson Peale. Read full book review >

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THE JONKHEER'S WIFE by John Landrum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2007

"An uneven but often thought-provoking reflection on WWII history.
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Landrum's debutnovel tells a World War II–era story of compassion and illicit love. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"One woman's search for self in New Mexico achieves an abstract, meditative beauty."
Striking New Age novel about a woman who is drawn to an enigmatic store through which she begins a spiritual journey involving beings from ancient and traditional cultures inhabiting the raw landscape. Read full book review >

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I AM FIVE by Louise Fitzhugh
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1978

"But you couldn't accuse the pictured child of being greeting-card pretty—and her pesky energy does make itself felt."
In a sketchbook style, a scraggly, tangle-haired, kind of fat, and quite expressive little girl acts out a self-portrait. Read full book review >

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THE LONG SECRET by Louise Fitzhugh
FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 1965

"The scene is a small town on Long Island; the writing is not nearly as seriously funny as in the original; and even though Louise Fitzhugh is still well ahead of the field, the book is not as appealing as the first."
This is more about that spankingly (spankably?) fresh heroine Harriet The Spy whose initial appearance occasioned all kinds of discussion among those who monitor juvenile literature; some thought she wasn't very "nice"; some even took the position that she was "sick." Read full book review >

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THE ROTARY CLUB MURDER MYSTERY by Graham Landrum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 17, 1993

"The southern charm remains, but the lack of tension, slow pace, and overplotting make for a respectable but less than compelling second outing."
A return outing for 80-ish southern grande dame Harriet Bushrow, a major participant in solving the author's first—The Famous DAR Murder Mystery. Read full book review >

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THE FAMOUS D.A.R. MURDER MYSTERY by Graham Landrum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 12, 1992

"Readers of this divertingly different first-class murder mystery will be too."
A delightful first novel relating the experiences of some members of the Old Orchard Fort chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Borderville, Virginia, in solving the murder of Luis Garcia, a world-renowned harpist from California. Read full book review >

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A STRANGER HERE by Thelma Hatch Wyss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1993

A frothy but refreshingly unportentous tale about an Idaho girl who forms a romantic attachment to the ghost of her cousin Roseanne's fiancÇ, shot down over the Pacific on the day Jada was born 16 years ago. Read full book review >