Search Results: "Tom Collins"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 19, 2012

"Somewhat formulaic but nonetheless fun and atmospheric Southern murder mystery."
A twisty little mystery involving a secret wine cellar. Read full book review >

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A LOVING FAREWELL TO READ-A-ROMANCE MONTH 2017
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s August 31, which to me means, above all, the end of the 5th Read-A-Romance Month.

And I have to tell you, these posts on the theme of #ThePowerofRomance have been amazing.

People often ask me what my favorites were, and I find it a very difficult question—because they are all terrific representative essays on why romance is powerful, soul-affirming ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GERMS by Ross Collins
by Ross Collins, illustrated by Ross Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2004

"The premise of a good-hearted chicken-pox germ that can choose to work against illness doesn't make sense and belies the implied science education, but well-designed pictures provide cartoony amusement for the snot-loving crowd. (fact file) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sweet, eagerly gross illustrations improve this tale that's unsure whether it wants to be partly educational or just goofy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RELIC  by Renee Collins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Simplistic characters undermine an exciting, creative fantasy world. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Plot trumps characterization in this Wild West fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 2009

"Exemplary scholar-adventurer writing."
The intricate, improbable story of how the first collection of Shakespeare's plays (1623) became the holiest—i.e., most expensive—of grails in Biblioland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Notown by Tess Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"An ambitious story of a tough woman's experiences across four decades."
The first novel of Collins' (The Hunter of Hertha, 2015, etc.) Midnight Valley Quartet tells the story of a Kentuckian's long fight for survival.Read full book review >

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THE RESURRECTIONISTS by Michael Collins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Fast, witty, and fun: highly entertaining but also highly forgettable."
A fortune-hunting scoundrel helps solve a murder case, in a picaresque thriller from Irish writer Collins (The Keepers of Truth, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Packed with interesting gastronomical morsels, but the dry presentation may send diehard foodies to the television to watch and learn instead of reading about it."
Comprehensive but dense chronicle of the genesis of food presentation in the media. Read full book review >

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WHO KILLED ZEBEDEE? by Wilkie Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Stylish and superlative entertainment: perfect for a wintry eve with the wind howling dutifully outside."
Collins's genius for intricate plotting and breakneck narrative pacing is vividly displayed in these two stories written after his masterpieces The Woman in White, Armadale, and The Moonstone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2013

"An eye-opening study of a growing industry, featuring a plethora of tips and advice for any reader, from patient to physician."
In this nonfiction exploration of the complexities and limitations of modern health care, Collins looks closely at the prescribing, testing and treatment practices of physicians across the nation and attempts to show readers how to be better informed when visiting the doctor. Read full book review >