Search Results: "Thomas Palmer"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Prime nature writing, capably focused through multiple views of natural history, ecology, medicine, history, evolution, and anthropology."
Highly engrossing account of a small group of rattlesnakes just south of Boston. Read full book review >

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THE WOMPANANNY WITCHES MAKE ONE MEAN PIZZA by Jennie  Palmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Pair with a pie for one mean—er, make that nice—storytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two recluse witch chefs with a passion for pizza come out from behind their pizza oven…and survive the wild neighborhood kids. Read full book review >

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THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET by Robin Palmer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 27, 2013

"Anyone who's ever struggled with a family member's alcoholism will find a welcome and familiar friend in Annabelle. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A teenage girl and her showbiz mom are forced to re-evaluate their relationship after rehab in this lightweight recovery story by the author of Geek Charming (2009). Read full book review >

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SCARLET ANGEL by Elizabeth Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"In the deliciously deadpan, confidential tone of an avid gossip, Palmer gives us a world in which the evil are very, very bad, and the good often betrayed by their own timidity. (First printing of 50,000)"
An English country manor is nearly consumed by a naughty adventuress from Rome—in this classic British melodrama's entertaining depiction of lust and greed. Read full book review >

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THE WILL TO BATTLE by Ada Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Still intriguing and worth pursuing, but the strain may be beginning to show."
A stagnant, complacent Earth faces war in the 25th century in the third of an ongoing science-fantasy series (Seven Surrenders, 2017, etc.). Read full book review >

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ALL SAINTS by Karen Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"A bold try, and a genuine promise of much stronger work to come."
An ambitious first novel that's strongly reminiscent of Robert Stone's 1967 debut, A Hall of Mirrors. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2015

"An intriguing argument that can bear further study."
Palmer, the head of data journalism at the Economist, disagrees with those who see innovations like derivatives as responsible for recent financial bubbles and crashes, and he argues that the world needs even more financial innovation.Read full book review >

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A LIFE WELL PLAYED by Arnold Palmer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A heartfelt, sincere, mini-self-portrait by a man who epitomizes class."
One of the greatest golfers of all time offers up some stories and advice. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF STATE by Matthew Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"A well-written imagining of how India and Pakistan could be pushed to the brink of nuclear disaster."
A rogue nuclear weapon and a ticking clock lie at the heart of this engaging thriller by the author of The American Mission (2014).Read full book review >

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THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUN by Elizabeth Palmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2000

"Passion-plagued characters, an adverb for every emotion, and an addictive novel-within-a-novel come together for something akin to a satisfying mug of ale."
A "long and complicated childhood" becomes a complicated adulthood for two families in Palmer's entertaining sixth (The Golden Rule, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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TESTIMONY by Frank Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 1993

"A first novel with maybe too many subplots for comfort or belief, but a finale worthy of Ruth Rendell."
Even after Terry Davis was thrown off the Leicester police force, his downward spiral continued through his smarmy private- investigations firm—until he was found bleeding to death outside his favorite pub. Read full book review >