Search Results: "Blair Tindall"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2005

"A real eye-opener, though it could have been more elegantly written and argued."
Oboist Tindall debuts with a provocative blend of no-holds-barred memoir and tough-minded reporting about the state of classical music. Read full book review >

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FLYING DIMITRI by Blair Drawson
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The flight has failed, and perhaps all such flights are doomed to fail, but Dimitri declares himself happy to be homea situation shared by many readers and one that is sufficiently full to be satisfying. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Drawson (Mary Margaret's Tree, 1996) tells a bittersweet, imaginative tale of a boy's bedtime flight, which comes at tooth- brushing time at the end of a happy day—his father's birthday. Read full book review >

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MARY MARGARET'S TREE by Blair Drawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Mary Margaret takes some amazing transformations in stride, and whether she's curled up in hibernation or bent over her dinner at the end, she's a heroine who doesn't merely accept her lot, but makes the very best of it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This tale of a shrinking girl is both engaging and imaginative. Read full book review >

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Black and White by Jerri Blair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2016

"A long but energetic tale that's rife with drama and mystery, both in and out of the courtroom."
A Florida lawyer has the chance to help a former client on trial for murder in Blair's (College Football Etiquette, 2015, etc.) legal thriller set in the late 1970s.Read full book review >

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CANAL DAYS CALAMITY  by Jamie Blair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2017

"Blair's cozy with an identity crisis dabbles in mystery while covering romance, family dynamics, and a love of dogs—all of which leaves little room for the whodunit."
The shock of a murder threatens to distract a small Indiana town from its annual festival. Read full book review >

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SHANGHAI SCARLET by Margaret Blair
Released: Feb. 25, 2012

"Serious, informative and graphic, this book expertly plumbs despair."
Two young lovers contend with the political unrest of 1930s Shanghai in this historical novel. Read full book review >

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THE LAST MILE by Blair Richmond
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"One (OK, three) of a kind for readers who prefer their fantasy tinted green, with fangs that sink into grains, not veins. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
The trilogy that introduced vegan vampires (don't call them "sapsuckers"), passionately environmentalist thespians and the southern Oregon town they call home (well, actually they call it Lithia) comes to an end here, and not a moment too soon. Read full book review >

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LEAP OF FAITH by Jamie Blair
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Just a marvelous debut, moving and suspenseful. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A girl struggles to escape her awful life with her abusive, drug-addicted mother, stealing her newborn sister to save the baby from the same fate in this stellar debut. Read full book review >

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A MARY BLAIR TREASURY OF GOLDEN BOOKS by Mary Blair
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"For Boomers, a nostalgic trip back to their diaper-clad days, and if not exactly multicultural (despite some song lyrics in German and French), still enjoyable for today's young children. (introduction) (Picture book collection. 3-5, adult)"
Despite the art's distinctly retro look and coloring, the five Golden Books in this gathering—four complete, one excerpted—only rarely come off as period pieces. Read full book review >

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OUT OF BREATH by Blair Richmond
FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"Ringing changes on readers' expectations, the pseudonymous author delivers plot twists with minimalist (for the genre) panache, producing a green parable infused with a rich sense of place: an organically grown confection. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Set in Lithia, a southern Oregon theater town (Ashland, thinly disguised), this series opener blends genre tradition with West Coast environmentalism. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE FOR THE BLACK KNIGHT by Jerri Blair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2014

"A must-read story of relationships, prejudice and bravery, and a vivid paean for justice."
In Blair's debut novel, African-American Freddie Edwards' life story unfolds across history as a complex tapestry, leading up to his arrest for the killing of a 75-year-old man. Read full book review >