Posts under Tag: harper
A Hard Death by Jonathan Hayes

As a criminal pathologist, Dr Edward Jenner has seen many bad deaths in his day, but none as crazed as the ritual slayings perpetrated by Robert Farrar, The Inquisitor. He survived the final denouement of Farrar’s killing spree, but not the fall-out from the authorities which saw his medical license suspended and him banished from New York. In this book [...]

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The White Devil by Justin Evans

Set in a four-hundred-year-old boys’ boarding school in London, a chilling gothic thriller by the author of the critically acclaimed A Good and Happy Child . . . A fierce and jealous ghost . . . A young man’s fight for his life . . . The Harrow School is home to privileged adolescents known as much for their distinctive dress [...]

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Between A Rock and a Hot Place: Why Fifty is not the New Thirty by Tracey Jackson

As she approached her fiftieth birthday, Tracey Jackson found herself bombarded—at the gym, at parties, in conversations with friends—by a catchphrase on everyone’s lips. “Fifty is the new thirty” and the endless magazine articles, photos, and T-shirts proclaiming the new aphorism had apparently bloomed out of a collective sense of denial, masking the true fears of a generation unwilling to [...]

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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Lemmon
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Rating 4 out of 3 – That’s right, it is THAT good. From the second page you are hit with the realization that people’s lives are affected by what is going on in the Middle East. We tend to tune out the war stories we hear on the news now, and this book does an amazing job and personalizing it [...]

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Spark: How Creativity Works by Julie Burstein
Hardcover: 272 pages Publisher: Harper (February 15, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0061732311 ISBN-13: 978-0061732317

Rating: 3 out of 3 stars How did Richard Ford’s cat influence his work as a novelist? HOW is Chuck Close’s portraiture driven by his inability to remember faces? What pivotal moment helped Rosanne Cash understand the healing power of the stage? If you need inspiration, this would be the book for you to get. While this book won’t show [...]

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