Search Results: "Anna Castle"


BOOK REVIEW

MURDER BY MISRULE by Anna Castle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2014

"A laugh-out-loud mystery that will delight fans of the genre."
Lawyer, scientist and original Renaissance man Francis Bacon enlists four high-spirited law students to help solve a murder and secure his return to Queen Elizabeth's favor. Read full book review >

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GAME OF CLONES by M.E.  Castle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Once again, this Clone Chronicles novel strikes just the right balance between over-the-top adventure and real-life middle school drama. A character-driven, action-packed success. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
It's a clone-apalooza in Palo Alto as Fisher Bas and his much cooler clone, Two, return to life at Wampalog Middle School (Cloneward Bound, 2013). Read full book review >

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THE STAR SHACK by Lila Castle
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A starry-eyed, beachy, light romance. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The rainy beach town of Gingerbread is Pete and Annabelle's summer home. Read full book review >

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POPULAR CLONE by M.E.  Castle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"An inventive new take on the traditional bully story. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
What happens when you take one lovable-but-nerdy sixth grader and add a little mad scientist and a smattering of tween James Bond? You get Fisher Bas, a 12-year-old genius who's seen the inside of one too many toilet bowls thanks to the Vikings, Wampalog Middle School's infamous band of bullies. Read full book review >

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THE BEGINNING OF AFTER by Jennifer Castle
FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"An honest look at grief that is both achingly real and powerfully hopeful. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
SAT prep and prom dreams consume 16-year-old Laurel's life, but all that changes the night her brother and parents are killed in a car accident. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Ice Dance by Kent Castle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2013

"An enjoyable romance on ice."
Passions flare both on and off the ice in this first installment of a planned romance series by Castle, a former NASA engineer and "figure skating insider." Read full book review >

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Loogie the Booger Genie by N.E. Castle
Released: April 23, 2013

"A more serious third volume that competently tackles a difficult issue faced by kids."
Loogie, the prince-turned-genie, and his modern master, Charlie, return in an installment about facing bullies—both real and magical. Read full book review >

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TAOS CHILL by Linda Lee Castle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2009

"A plethora of cutesy personality traits—Carmen's bad driving, Chill's gum chewing, etc.)—a recipe for coyote flan and a zany murder weapon don't provide a compelling case for the sequel Castle (Promise the Moon, 2002, etc.) clearly has in mind."
Romance writer Carmen Pollini, who has anger-management issues, is accused of double homicide. Read full book review >

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OUR DREAMING MIND by Robert L. Van de Castle
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"For those eager to explore the land of dreams this is an amiable guide, with lots of leads on how to get more deeply involved; skeptics, however, will not be persuaded. (Book-of-the- Month alternate selection/Quality Paperback main selection)"
Despite its two-column, textbookish format, an unpedantic survey by a self-described ``dreamworker'' of how dreams have been regarded throughout history, with emphasis on the author's own experiences during 30 years of investigation into ``clear- seeing at night.'' The former director of the Sleep and Dream Laboratory at the University of Virginia Medical School, Van de Castle (who will be featured in a Discovery Channel series, ``Dreams,'' in August) argues ardently and articulately that dreams are a proper subject of scientific research. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE AND ADVENTURES by Castle Freeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"There are some suggestions of final plot twists, but Freeman's latest (after (Judgment Hill, 1997, etc.), wonderfully written and finely wrought, remains a fictional memoir more of a place than a person."
Diffuse tale of life in small-town Vermont, narrated by a man who hints at mysteries in his past without satisfactorily exploring them. Read full book review >

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THE PROFESSOR by Terry Castle
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"A sharply written, deeply personal collection."
Critic and cultural commentator Castle (English/Stanford Univ.; Boss Ladies, Watch Out!: Essays on Women, Sex and Writing, 2002, etc.) delivers a vibrant series of essays on art, travel and the personal relationships in her life. Read full book review >