Search Results: "Ariel S. Compton"


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Released: Oct. 25, 2012

"An instructive how-to book and a welcome prescription for troubled couples."
A simple, practical debut guidebook to relationship therapy—without the therapist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"The evenhanded everything-and-everyone approach may alienate readers committed to one Jewish point of view, and the book has several unproven assumptions stated as facts—yet Ariel provides a remarkably rich and useful one-volume introduction to millennia of Jewish beliefs."
An eclectic exploration of the abiding elements of Jewish belief, covering major ethical, ritual, and theological topics. Read full book review >

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BARREN COVE by Ariel S. Winter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Lyrical, unexpected, and curiously affecting…a story that lodges uneasily in the heart and mind."

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ONE OF A KIND by Ariel S. Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2012

"While not unique, this lighthearted story helps children appreciate their own special qualities and build the courage to express them. (Picture book. 4-7)"
For one lonesome boy, fitting in means standing out. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL FROM AVIGNON by Praveen V. Arla
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 9, 2017

"A provocative first installment in a promising sci-fi series that may also appeal to fans of techno-thrillers."
In a futuristic society divided by power and class, an audacious plan unfolds to restore justice and equality in this dystopian novel. Read full book review >

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SYMPATHY BETWEEN HUMANS by Jodi Compton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"A drift toward melodrama keeps this sequel from quite measuring up to Sarah's debut (The 37th Hour, 2003), but that's carping: Compton is clearly the goods."
Detective Sarah Pribek returns to find herself a suspect in a murder case she doesn't dare solve. Read full book review >

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THIEVES GET RICH, SAINTS GET SHOT by Jodi Compton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 26, 2011

"Addictive. Though Compton (Hailey's War, 2010, etc.) veers closer here than a good writer should to a kind of Rambo-ized chick lit, Hailey's comet continues to shine."
This time out, Hailey Cain—the woman who doesn't know fear because, well, she can't—finds herself framed and on the run. Read full book review >

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THE ACOLYTE by David Compton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Good scenery and imaginative violence don't save this overplotted and underconvincing first thriller. (Film rights to Touchstone)"
After bedding both blond and brunette spies, dodging bullets and trashing a brand-new BMW, a young Republican actually gets the President of the US to listen to him. Read full book review >

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JACK THE GIANT CHASER by Kenn Compton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

"Fun to share; older children may enjoy comparing this with Chase's longer tale and discussing the reasons for the changes. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Lifting the last episode of ``Jack and the Giants' Newground'' from Chase's Jack Tales (1943), the Comptons lead into Jack's exploits with a motif from the Grimms' ``Brave Little Tailor.'' Jack has hit seven catfish with a rock, but boasts that he's ``killed me seven with one blow!'' When his impressed neighbors send him off to deal with a troublesome (but gullible) giant, clever Jack's a match for him: challenged to haul the giant's bucket of water, he threatens to move the whole creek; in a knife-throwing contest, he claims he'll hurl the giant's knife over the mountain to his uncle, or not at all. Read full book review >

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL! by Kenn Compton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

"The story is unexceptional, but children will be amused by the good-natured, cartoon-like illustrations. (Note to new artist: Please draw clock faces more accurately!) (Picture book. 3-9)"
A debut book that applies a familiar plot to Santa's post- delivery homecoming: after a search through workshop and house fails to turn up a single elf waiting up for him (though the reader can see them hiding in every picture), a disappointed Santa is preparing to turn in when the cat leads him to a surprise party, just for him. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RABBIT'S EASTER SURPRISE by Joanne Compton
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1992

"A gentle, satisfying story with appealing pictures in Easter egg tones, drawn with a childlike simplicity that matches the text. (Picture book. 3-7)"
With his earnest efforts to ``help,'' Little Rabbit is a typical toddler, his disastrous mishaps only somewhat exaggerated. Read full book review >