Search Results: "Whitney Otto"


BOOK REVIEW

NOW YOU SEE HER by Whitney Otto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Otto's first novel, a bestseller, was titled How to Make An American Quilt (1991), but this is the book that, despite, some wonderful writing, reads like patchwork."
In Otto's engaging but strangely disjointed second novel, a woman takes stock of her life as she approaches her fortieth birthday and discovers that she's, literally, not all there. Read full book review >

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THE PASSION DREAM BOOK by Whitney Otto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 1997

"Better as a grand tour than as a celebration of art and love. ($75,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Otto (Now You See Her, 1994, etc.) follows a pair of lovers as they migrate through several of the 20th-century's most exotic artistic movements. Read full book review >

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A COLLECTION OF BEAUTIES AT THE HEIGHT OF THEIR POPULARITY by Whitney Otto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2002

"Beautifully conceived and executed: a small gem."
As elaborate as origami, this elegant fourth from Otto (The Passion Dream Book, 1997, etc.) follows the lives of San Franciscans in search of love and pleasure. Read full book review >

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EIGHT GIRLS TAKING PICTURES by Whitney Otto
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Although overly schematic, Otto makes these eight women and the differing lenses through which they view the 20th century hard to forget."
Otto (A Collection of Beauties at the Height of Their Popularity, 2002, etc.) combines a paean to the art form with an argument for women's rights in these interlocking stories of eight fictional woman photographers, clearly inspired by actual photographers, over the course of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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THE VAMPIRE ARCHIVES by Otto Penzler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"We're on the edge of our seats."
"Rubbish, Watson, rubbish! What have we to do with walking corpses who can only be held in their grave by stakes driven through their hearts? Read full book review >

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THE FIRE ARTIST by Daisy  Whitney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A lightweight entry in a microtrend that has stronger entries. (Paranormal romance. 13-16)"
In a (slightly alternate) world where elemental powers are a ticket to fame and fortune, Aria's scarred hands and powerful fire control set her apart. Read full book review >

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WHEN YOU WERE HERE by Daisy  Whitney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"A poignant coming-of-age story intertwining loss and hope against a background of Japanese culture. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
As Danny Kellerman prepares for his high school graduation, the absence of his loved ones pitches him into a dangerous tailspin. Read full book review >

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THE RIVALS by Daisy  Whitney
Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"Slick, but, like a student on Anderin, less impressive when the effect wears off. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Now president of the Mockingbirds, Themis Academy's underground justice society, Alex Patrick investigates a student prescription-drug ring. Read full book review >

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The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan by Whitney Dineen
Released: May 12, 2015

"A romantic comedy with a lively, funny cast, including a lovable main character."
In Dineen's (She Sins at Midnight, 2014, etc.) latest novel, a 30-something public relations professional finds that getting a guy can be complicated. Read full book review >

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The You-Song by Joanne Otto
Released: April 3, 2013

"Attractive photos and easy-to-understand prose make a winning combination in this positive picture book."
A simple, encouraging picture book with a religious message. Read full book review >