Search Results: "Anne Michaels"


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POEMS by Anne Michaels
Released: Jan. 10, 2000

"With the exception of some narratives that flatten into literalness: a volume of intensely felt emotional truth, strengthened by intellectual rigor and haunting imagery."
Michaels, whose first novel (Fugitive Pieces, 1997) was published to considerable literary acclaim, couples profound intellect with deeply felt emotion in a volume that includes two award-winning collections of poems previously published only in Canada (The Weight of Oranges, 1986; and Miners Pond, 1991), along with new work, Skin Divers. Read full book review >

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FUGITIVE PIECES by Anne Michaels
Released: March 7, 1997

"A stunning work, quite beautifully written, and a lovely homage to the imperiled yet indomitable culture and individuals it celebrates. (First printing of 35,000)"
A moving tale of survival becomes a grave and stately hymn to the revivifying qualities of language and learning in this impressive debut by a Canadian poet. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF MISS PETITFOUR by Anne Michaels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An homage to classic fantasies for an audience willing to suspend all disbelief and just go along for the ride. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Miss Petitfour is a quirky, creative, charming, magical cat lover. Read full book review >

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THE WINTER VAULT  by Anne Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Readers passionate about history, philosophy and the power of words to bend meaning will swoon for Michaels' rarefied if oddly impersonal fiction."
Canadian poet and novelist Michaels (Fugitive Pieces, 1997) offers a deeply felt novel of ideas that explores loss, displacement, human connection and the "one or two organizing principles" that inform an individual life. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE NEEDS AN ALIBI by Kasey Michaels
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"Despite its over-the-top premise, romance-writer Michaels's maiden voyage into mystery is deeply conventional."
If only she hadn't canceled her last appointment with Dr. Bob. Read full book review >

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THE ESSAYS OF LEONARD MICHAELS by Leonard Michaels
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 7, 2009

"Contains weaknesses, but largely enjoyable and intellectually stimulating."
A collection of articles by celebrated author Michaels (The Collected Stories of Leonard Michaels, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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HOUSES OF STONE by Barbara Michaels
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 1993

"It never gets the pulse pounding, but it's diverting—with a refreshingly intelligent and unstereotypical heroine."
Reminiscent of A.S. Byatt's Possession, though less lofty, Michaels's latest (Vanish With the Rose, etc.) sets a feminist literary scholar chasing after the origins of an 18th-century manuscript on a Virginia estate—and finding unexpected romance along the way. Read full book review >

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THE JURY by Fern Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Perennially bestselling Michaels (Family Blessings, 2004, etc.) spins a shapeless web of clichés without a trace of suspense or conviction. Even Nikki's sworn enemy Jack returns to her arms in time to taste some sweet revenge of his own."
The vigilantes of the Sisterhood take the law into their own hands once more, after devoting due consideration to exactly which law to break. Read full book review >

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CELEBRATION by Fern Michaels
Released: March 1, 1999

"Michaels in pretty good form, though she's still fast on the fatal illnesses. (Doubleday Book Club alternate selection)"
Michaels (Finders Keepers, 1998, etc.), ever quick to kill or hand out a fatal illness when stuck for a plot turn, takes Kristin Kelly, married to Colonel Logan Kelly under the crossed swords of West Point, from Logan's German duty station at Bremen in 1987 to farm life in Leesburg, Virginia, now that Logan, after 20 years in the army, is being cashiered for having only one kidney. Read full book review >

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The Gay Detective by Kenneth Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2015

"Bodies keep piling up and things keep getting worse for Detective Scott, but readers will smile (and shiver) right to the end."
A gay cop investigates a string of murders as he puts his own life back together in this winning debut novel. Read full book review >

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VANISH WITH THE ROSE by Barbara Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Silly dialogue and a sketchy plot make this a very undemanding treat—suited for summer-garden reading with a cup of tea at hand."
Bestselling Michaels (Into the Darkness, 1990, etc., etc.) piles on the whipped cream but forgets the cake in this latest foray into romantic suspense—a contemporary cozy in which credibility is cheerfully sacrificed on the altar of whimsy and lace. Read full book review >