Search Results: "Alison M. Bailey"


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"Devoted historical-fiction fans will find something to love, although the story isn't fresh or sophisticated enough to write home about."
A spirited, bumpy ride about a Pony Express rider in America's antebellum West. 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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THE SPECIAL ONES
by Leila Roy

I know only too well what happens to the new ones who are brought here. Gradually they are convinced to change, molded to be who we tell them they are. But there’s another unanswered question: What happens to the ones who leave?
The Special Ones, by Em Bailey
 

The Special Ones live on a secluded farmstead surrounded by ...


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IN THE ANTARCTIC by Ella Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"An appealing introduction to Antarctica that appropriately fosters a child's sense of wonder without adding a layer of worry about its future. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
After a last breakfast with her parents on a frozen coast, a young Adélie penguin spends a long summer feeding in the cold ocean, followed by an even longer dark winter resting on the ice until the sun rises the following spring. Read full book review >

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IN THE SAVANNAH by Ella Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A sweet ecosystem introduction for preschoolers, the first of a promising series. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The African savanna, home of a tiny lion cub, is full of intriguing wildlife. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2013

"A sad commentary on our times, but not to be ignored."
A grim reminder of the threat that parents and children face from predators. Read full book review >

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ERASED by Jo Bailey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 1996

"Despite good intentions—the street talk is properly edgy, and the racial tension beneath comes through clearly enough—this is, all in all, one glum read."
Kicked upstairs as head of Special Security Projects at Jackson General Hospital, Jan Gallagher is in the perfect position to take the heat when a gang war between the Sevens and the Golds overflows into General Jack. Read full book review >

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THE GRACE THAT KEEPS THIS WORLD by Tom Bailey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Conflict without confrontation makes for a very unexciting read."
Tensions simmer in a family right before deer season in the Adirondacks; an awkward first novel following a story collection (Crow Man, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A compelling exposé on the once-almighty laws of ducal inheritance."
A British documentary producer and historian creates a bang-up detective story around mysterious gaps in the archives chronicling the sad tale of the ninth Duke of Rutland. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 3, 2009

"An engrossing blend of creepy atmospherics, gory jolts and mind-bending conundrums."
In Bailey's (Palindrome Hannah, 2005, etc.) horror saga, a small town seethes with ghouls, apparitions, pranksters and dysfunctional families. Read full book review >