Search Results: "the zhivago affair"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 2014

"A fast-paced political thriller about a book that terrified a nation."
The derring-do-packed history of "one of the first efforts by the CIA to leverage books as instruments of political warfare." Read full book review >

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THE AFFAIR by Lee Child
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"The best thing we discover here is the explanation for why Reacher left the Army. By the end of this adventure, he certainly has his reasons."
Ever wonder why Jack Reacher left the Military Police and became a one-man freelance vigilante squad? Child goes back 14 years to show how it all happened. Read full book review >

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THE DANGEROUS LADIES AFFAIR by Marcia Muller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"The husband-and-wife authors (The Plague of Thieves Affair, 2016, etc.) manage the double plot with professional dexterity. Sadly, though, each of the separate cases peaks around the halfway point before ingenuity and interest fade. And shouldn't the title really be The Dangerous Ladies Affairs?"
The intrepid partners in Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services, land a pair of cases that both begin with adulterous affairs but take them in very different directions. Read full book review >

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THE HAMILTON AFFAIR by Elizabeth  Cobbs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Although it's entering a crowded field of biographies, fictional or not, of various Founding Fathers, Cobbs' meticulous account holds its own—even without catchy tunes."
Cobbs' novel chronicles the difficult political and family life of Alexander Hamilton. Read full book review >

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THE SAPPHIRE AFFAIR  by Lauren Blakely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Blakely tackles a heist novel that's heavier on sex and hyped-up mistrust than on true emotional conflict, but a fun story, upscale beach setting, and sizzling chemistry mean that fans likely won't care. The cliffhanger ending will keep them coming back for more."
Steph Anderson has come to the Cayman Islands for business and personal reasons, but meeting Jake Harlowe, a sexy fortune hunter, embroils her in a search for lost diamonds that has her questioning old alliances and wondering if she can trust Jake—with her secrets or her heart. Read full book review >

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THE ALPHONE COURRIER AFFAIR by Marta Morazzoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Mannered though it is, Morazzoni's best book yet."
The voice of an omniscient narrator who sounds like a homily-spouting village gossip initially draws us into, then unwisely distances us from, the cryptic events of this compact tale of adultery and family enmity, set in the early 1900s in a provincial town in France's Auvergne region ("a land of extinct volcanoes"). Read full book review >

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THE RAPHAEL AFFAIR by Iain Pears
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Politely sordid art-dealing background is the highlight of this quietly lighthearted first novel by art-historian Pears (The Discovery of Painting, 1980)."
Fledgling British art historian Jonathan Argyll, picked up for vagrancy when he's found hanging around a pokey Roman church, tells a wild story: He's come to check on his hunch that an obscure Mantini canvas hanging in the church actually conceals a lost Raphael painted beneath. Read full book review >

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THE LAWRENCE BROWNE AFFAIR by Cat Sebastian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"In a crumbling castle in Cornwall, two inauthentic men from vastly different registers of Regency society find in each other an authentic and passionate love. Another exquisitely written, deeply romantic novel from Sebastian."
A London swindler falls for his mark, a mad earl, in this Cornwall-set Regency romance. Read full book review >

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THE ASHFORD AFFAIR by Lauren Willig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2013

"Willig's crossover into mainstream fiction heralds riches to come."
Multigenerational tale, from an author of popular Regency/historicals, takes a family from estates in England and Kenya to a Manhattan law firm. Read full book review >

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THE IRON WYRM AFFAIR by Lilith Saintcrow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Intriguing but messy; two of the chief ingredients would have sufficed, four is extreme overkill."
Sorcery, steampunk, Sherlock Holmes and an alternate world: first of a series from the author of Angel Town (2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE ELAGIN AFFAIR by Ivan Bunin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2005

"Taken together, the stories make a worthy addition to the archive of great Russian writers of the 19th and 20th centuries, even if individually, their prose spills over the narrow confines of Bunin's plots."
From Russia, with love (and unfulfilled yearning, crushing despair and profound heartache). Read full book review >