Search Results: "Tina Cassidy"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"A well-researched but limited account of a year in the life of Jackie O."
A biography of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994) focusing on a pivotal year in her life, 1975. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2006

"Fascinating, funny and occasionally shocking—should be at the top of every pregnant woman's reading list."
Former Boston Globe editor Cassidy explores the way childbirth has changed, from pre-history to the present. Read full book review >

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MAX CASSIDY by Paul Adam
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"It's a bit slow to start and slips the bonds of reality near the end, but literate thriller readers, especially those interested in escapology, will enjoy and likely ask for the next installment. (Thriller. 8-14)"
Two years ago, Max Cassidy's father, a famous escapologist, vanished while performing in the small Central American country of Santo Domingo. Read full book review >

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KILLING CASSIDY by Jeanne M. Dams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 2000

"Like its predecessors (The Victim in Victoria Station, 1999, etc.), low-key and leisurely, with charming insights on revisiting one's past, the love life of the less-young, and the furor aroused in Indiana by a Notre Dame football game."
Comfortably settled in Sherebury, England, with her second husband Alan, a retired police inspector, former schoolmarm Dorothy Martin is unsettled at the posthumous request that arrives in the post: Would she return to Hillsburg, Indiana, the letter writer pleads, and find out who killed him? Read full book review >

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TINA MODOTTI by Pino Cacucci
Released: March 23, 1999

"A life of mystery, passion, dedication, and talent that begs, 'Tell us more.' (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Here's a blockbuster romance waiting to be filmed: Beautiful, gifted Italian immigrant turns Soviet spy and is loved by Edward Weston, befriended by Diego Rivera and Frieda Kahlo, and, after her mysterious death, mourned by Pablo Neruda. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 11, 1998

"A colorful, not yet resolved mystery. (15 photos, not seen)"
A thorough search to set the record straight about questions surrounding the fate of a legendary outlaw. Read full book review >

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TINA MODOTTI by Margaret Hooks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 1993

"A bit marred by unleavened prose, but a thorough account in words and photographs of an exceptional woman whose tragic life was nevertheless one of uncommon achievement. (125 b&w photographs)"
Hooks (a Mexico-based journalist) offers a well-researched, deeply sympathetic, and superbly illustrated biography of the passionate Tina Modotti (1896-1942), whose love of Communism, photography, and men made her a legend in her own time. Read full book review >

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TINA AND THE PENGUIN by Heather Dyer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Funny bits demonstrate the text; don't miss the penguin in the refrigerator or the room full of penguin feathers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A penguin stages a breakout from the zoo, aided and abetted by young Tina, in this toast to good intentions, no matter they go astray. Read full book review >

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SEARCHING FOR TINA TURNER by Jacqueline E.  Luckett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2010

"The fact that the characters happen to be African-American adds nothing to this standard woman's empowerment romance."
Wealthy California matron in midlife crisis uses the veteran entertainer as her role model in Luckett's debut. Read full book review >

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A WOODPECKER'S TALE by Sean Cassidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Skip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On his first solo expedition to find food, a woodpecker named Pierce figures out how to evict a skunk from a log full of juicy bugs. Read full book review >

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A BOY NAMED QUEEN by Sara Cassidy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A small, eloquent book with a powerful message. (Fiction. 8-11)"
What happens when a girl who is expected to live by the rules meets a boy who makes his own rules? Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A FIRST DAUGHTER by Cassidy Calloway
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Credibility seekers should go elsewhere, but readers looking for a fun and breezy fantasy that's full of girl appeal will enjoy the material, right down to its romantic but far-fetched ending. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Like many a teenage daughter, Morgan Abbott finds her mother authoritarian and annoying. Read full book review >