Search Results: "Alison Kent"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SECOND CHANCE CAFÉ by Alison Kent
Released: March 5, 2013

"Great concept, lackluster execution."
Kaylie Flynn returns to the only home she's ever known, intending to open a cafe; along the way, she'll find friends, family and perhaps the love she never knew she was looking for. Read full book review >

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DARK DAYS AND BLOOD REBELLIONS
by Thea James

What is it about the clever blend of magic and classic aristocracy that is so pleasing to read? The mix of enchantment, romance, and classism is a tried and true bouquet, from books like Sherwood Smith’s much beloved YA duology Crown Duel/Court Duel to movies like the newest iteration of Beauty and the Beast.

Like so many others who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GO TO JAIL! by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"It's odd and fascinating material, if a bit antiseptic. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Kent's handsomely drawn book introduces prisons of every crank and radius: prisons without walls (Devil's Island, Siberia); prisons little but walls (the Bastille, the Tower of London); prisons for the most notorious criminals (Alcatraz); prisons for folks who had committed no crime, other than being on the wrong side (prisoner-of-war camps, e.g., Stalag Luft III); and oddball prisons (a hole in the ground, a hollow tree). Read full book review >

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PETER KENT’S CITY ACROSS TIME by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"An annotated list of archeology websites extends the experience. (Informational picture book. 9-11)"
In minutely detailed cross-sections, Kent traces the history of a generic European settlement from prehistoric times through the 21st century and beyond, to a speculative, pastoral distant future. Read full book review >

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THE CHANGER'S KEY by Kent Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Piracy, pyrotechnics, prison—prodigious.(Fantasy. 10-13)"
It's what inside that counts—particularly when it's a ciphered secret hidden in your blood. Read full book review >

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RULES OF ENGAGEMENT by Gordon Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 1999

"But this is a heartfelt first adventure as well, treating duty, honor, and commitment with such unabashed seriousness that readers may be led into rethinking them."
An impressive debut about a young naval intelligence officer who pursues his father's murderer with Hamlet-like passion. Read full book review >

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TOP HOOK by Gordon Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2002

"Paranoia powered on Ludlumite. Time for fans to refuel."
Third in the Alan Craik naval intelligence series by a pseudonymous father/son team of retired naval intelligence officers, picking up where Peacemaker (2001) left off. Read full book review >

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OUR SOULS AT NIGHT by Kent Haruf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2015

"Those who have been immersed in Holt since Plainsong(1999) will appreciate one last visit."
A sweet love story about the twilight years. Read full book review >

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DEVIL-DEVIL by Graeme Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

A maverick police sergeant meets his match in a single-minded American nun. Read full book review >

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EVENTIDE by Kent Haruf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2004

"Melancholy truths set to gorgeous melody."
Haruf sings the second verse of his moving hymn to life on America's great plains. Read full book review >