Search Results: "Alex Gilly"


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THE MASTER OF CONFESSIONS by Thierry Cruvellier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2014

"Cruvellier is an extremely articulate and compassionate observer to a country and its people plunged through the rings of hell."
With chilling clarity, a veteran international journalist delineates the totalitarian ideology and horrific crimes of the leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge. Read full book review >

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DEVIL'S HARBOR by Alex Gilly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 23, 2015

"Gilly's debut is a real page-turner filled with thrills, chills, and unexpected surprises."
A routine patrol turns into a nightmare for alcoholic Marine Interdiction Agent Nick Finn. Read full book review >

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WHAT SHE KNEW by Gilly Macmillan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"While there's little new ground broken, the missing child scenario, when done reasonably well, as it is here, is a reliable hook, and with Macmillan's taut pacing, this is an engaging debut."
The search for a missing boy is seen through the split perspective of his frantic mother and the police detective determined to solve the case, despite its deleterious effect on his psychological health. Read full book review >

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RIDING THE STORM by Salamanda Drake
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Frankly a sequel, this will probably be grabbed by girls who loved the first installment. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this second in a series, the friendship between dragon riders Cara and Breena is almost destroyed and their dragons injured through the machinations of the spoiled and jealous Hortense. Read full book review >

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CROCODILE'S TEARS by Alex Beard
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Ecological storytelling at its finest. (author's note, glossary of endangered animals with colored photos) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rhino and Tickbird's query about why Crocodile cries tears leads them from one animal to another, triggering troubling and provocative questions about Africa's endangered habitats and its vanishing wildlife. Read full book review >

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PIGSTICKS AND HAROLD AND THE PIRATE TREASURE by Alex Milway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A silly gem of a chapter book. (Adventure. 7-10)"
Pig Pigsticks and hamster Harold return for a third installment of their odd-couple story for newly independent readers. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE BOOK OF POEMS by Caroline Walsh
POETRY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Index. (Poetry/Picture book. 4+)"
An attractive small (7'' x 6'') volume of 26 poems, many very familiar (Farjeon, de la Mare), but with some charming surprises (Dorothy Wordsworth; an evocative ``Watching You Skating,'' by Adrian Mitchell). Read full book review >

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PIG AND SMALL by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"It's a fine message, but it lacks a certain pizzazz. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Can a pig and a bug become friends, or will the matter of size get in their way? Read full book review >

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THE MOUSEHUNTER by Alex Milway
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"The author's unique vision—imagine a composite of Jules Verne, Jorge Luis Borges and Hergé—matched by stronger writing chops make this second title in the energetic series a recommended pick for young readers in search of new worlds to explore. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The pirate Mousebeard is determined to lift the curse that prevents him from setting foot on land. Read full book review >

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GUARDIAN by Alex London
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 29, 2014

"Corrupt powers, budding romance, an epidemic and grisly action synthesize to sate sci-fi fans. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
It's a grave new world when the revolution a reluctant hero inspired could mean the death of everyone he tried to save, including himself. Read full book review >