Search Results: "A.C. Montgomery"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RAFTERS by A.C. Montgomery
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A murky world filled with unrealized narrative and thematic potential."
Set in a richly imagined realm that fuses various elements of urban fantasy and science fiction, this grand-scale fantasy adventure revolves around a young man on a quest to understand and fulfill his mysterious and potentially world-changing destiny. Read full book review >

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LION HEART by A.C. Gaughen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 19, 2015

"Fans of Scarlet will celebrate both this opportunity to revisit Gaughen's colorfully depicted long-ago world and her suspenseful ending to a lively story. (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
This third and concluding volume in Gaughen's retelling of the Robin Hood legend from Marian's point of view finds Marian (aka Scarlet) facing execution after months of imprisonment by evil Prince John. Read full book review >

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DO ANGELS SING THE BLUES? by A.C. LeMieux
FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"LeMieux demonstrates a belief in the basic goodness of human nature; her arguments are persuasive, and the book is first rate. (Fiction. 12+)"
An absorbing novel about friendship, love, competing loyalties, and loss. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY OF THINGS by A.C. Grayling
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2005

"Open-ended epistemological meditations, occasionally stumbling into platitudes."
A smattering of brief, mildly engaging essays for the lay reader on art, literature and culture. Read full book review >

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A Book of Revelations by A.C. Burch
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A colorful topography of mostly LGBT-related outings, forays, and adventures."
Drag performers, detectives, and community moguls meet in Burch's (The Homeport Journals, 2015, etc.) collection, which features coming-out stories with a twist.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"'I think, therefore I am' is only the beginning of the story."
The work of the French rationalist is best understood within the politics of the 17th century, as cogently presented here for the non-philosopher. Read full book review >

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THE GOD ARGUMENT by A.C. Grayling
NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2013

"Mild though the rebuke is, a readable and persuasive argument—if, of course, an exercise in preaching to the choir."
A spirited repudiation of pies and deities in the sky in favor of an ethic that "is about this world." Read full book review >

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THE TV GUIDANCE COUNSELOR by A.C. LeMieux
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A well- wrought first novel. (Fiction. 12+)"
Michael, 16, relates events leading up to what looks like his suicide attempt, though he's not sure that's what it was; in the end, readers won't be sure either, which is what makes his story so compelling. Read full book review >

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FRIENDSHIP by A.C. Grayling
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Some fresh ways of looking at and thinking about a very familiar topic."
A philosophical inquiry into friendship with a historical perspective. Read full book review >

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THE SERPENT'S GAME by A.C. Frieden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2013

"Frieden has churned out a solid espionage novel that respectfully employs a real-world tragedy to great effect."
In Frieden's (Tranquility Denied, 2007, etc.) second Jonathan Brooks thriller, the maritime lawyer, looking into a mysterious drowning, finds himself in the midst of competing international spies and agencies. Read full book review >

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LADY THIEF by A.C. Gaughen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"The tale comes to a bitter stopping point that will leave readers very much in need of the next volume. (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
In medias res, the second volume of the Scarlet series (Scarlet, 2013) plunges readers happily into the world of Sherwood Forest and does not end with any resolution, but its spirited action and rich voices hold. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2006

"Well-argued and persuasive, but not likely to sway the red states."
A philosopher seeks to determine whether Allied area-bombing during World War II was a moral wrong. Read full book review >