Search Results: "Zoe FitzGerald Carter"


BOOK REVIEW

IMPERFECT ENDINGS by Zoe FitzGerald Carter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2010

"Carter comes to a deeper, more compassionate understanding of her mother's life, and she is ultimately able to surmount her grief and affirm her mother's decision."
A poignant memoir of a daughter's struggle to accept her mother's death. Read full book review >

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CIRCUS PLAY by Anne Laurel Carter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The first-person perspective makes the telling slightly awkward, but the story may resonate with children who feel set apart from their peers, especially with an offbeat parent. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What's a boy to do when his mother is a trapeze artist, she practices in the living room, and all he wants to do is watch TV with his friends? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

"An attractive vignette. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Recalling her father's childhood, the author of Chita's Christmas Tree (1989) describes him waiting, with his little sister, for a train that will pass their home near Baltimore. Read full book review >

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SECOND SHOT by Zoe Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2007

"Sturdy distaff pulp, though Charlie won't abate your dreams of James Bond, or even Modesty Blaise."
Tough cookie Charlie Fox is back, acting as bodyguard to a woman whose sudden wealth has put her at risk on both sides of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

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I WILL BE CLEOPATRA by Zoe Caldwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Some good gossip, a few great parties (one from dusk till dawn for Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy), lots of intelligent observations about acting and the stage: a treat for fans of theater autobiography."
Four-time Tony Award-winner Caldwell's engaging memoir of her apprentice years. Read full book review >

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YUM! YUM!! by Joanne Fitzgerald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"The clever way the rhymes are tied together makes this collection stand out above the rest—'Yum, yum,' indeed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Classic nursery rhymes with food themes are the focus of this delightful compilation. Read full book review >

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FRANCES FITZGERALD
by Gregory McNamee

A century ago, if you had said that evangelical Christianity would one day emerge as a leading political force in America, you might have met incredulity or even ridicule. Such belief was widely seen as a throwback to the old days of snake handling and speaking in tongues. Didn’t Clarence Darrow prove definitively, after all, in a Tennessee courtroom that ...


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ALWAYS NEVERLAND by Zoe Barton
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"There are many good stories still to tell about the Boy Who Never Grew Up, but this isn't one of them. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A petulant brat brings Girl Power to a Neverland devoid of whimsy and charm in this unnecessary sequel to Peter Pan. Read full book review >

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ABSENCE OF LIGHT by Zoe Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2016

"Sharp pays meticulous attention to detail, but this novella reads as though the author's grown weary of her own heroine's adventures."
Close protection specialist Charlie Fox finds herself south of the border in a country devastated by a massive earthquake in Sharp's latest (Die Easy, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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NO GUN INTENDED by Zoe Burke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"What Annabelle would undoubtedly call a 'hard-boiled cozy' is unlikely to appeal much to fans of either, unless they're really stuck on Portland."
Burke continues her genre-bending saga of a movie-crazed malaprop who yearns to be a private eye. Read full book review >

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FIRST DROP by Zoe Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 2005

"Slick, hard-boiled fare with enough gunplay and mayhem to keep Vin Diesel happy, while offering a sop to the romantically minded."
The U.S. debut of private security guard Charlie Fox, a gal with moxie and deadly accuracy with a Sig Sauer. Read full book review >