Search Results: "Brent Ridge"


BOOK REVIEW

LEEPIKE RIDGE by N.D. Wilson
ADVENTURE
Released: May 22, 2007

"While not the best option for reluctant readers, this is still a strong choice for every type of library. (Fiction 10-14)"
Eleven-year-old Tom Hammond is not happy with his mother's choice of a possible future fiancé; Mr. Veatch is not only a teacher, but he's pretty gross. Read full book review >

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OPAL RIDGE by Victoria Capper
ROMANCE
Released: March 11, 2015

"A formulaic romance in a fascinating setting."
A spunky young woman and a brooding young man fall in love when she comes to work on his family's sheep farm. Read full book review >

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THE RIDGE by Michael Koryta
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2011

"Koryta (The Cypress House, 2011, etc.), whose affection for the big cats and those who care for them is contagious, has produced a supernatural thriller that will raise goosebumps the size of golf balls."
The choice is simple: Kill or be killed. Read full book review >

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CROWFOOT RIDGE by Ann Brandt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 1999

"Avery's past are braided neatly together."
Everything is pitched just a mite too high in this first novel that was originally self-published: an Oprahratic weeper about a Florida woman's recovery from her life of ill-gotten wealth and comfort. Read full book review >

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COOL'S RIDGE by Ursula Perrin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"Any writer pounding out the same thematic chords in successive works risks redundancy, but here the notes sounded seem to sink deeper in, giving characters a worn but comfortable feel, and their personalities a subtle, complex texture that comes from aging well."
Pursuing themes and situations near to the heart of her five previous novels (The Looking-Glass Lover, 1989, etc.), Perrin here places a troubled young woman on an upstate New Jersey communal farm, where she must cope with an inadequate marriage—as well as with her severely dysfunctional family—before discovering who she is and what she really wants from life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Emotionally draining. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
A numbing, sorrowful tale of teenagers drawn to murder, artfully structured by Boston Globe staffers Lehr (Black Mass, 2000) and Zuckoff (Choosing Naia, 2002). Read full book review >

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PURGATORY RIDGE by William Kent Krueger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 13, 2001

"Krueger's stripped storytelling wins no prize for fine prose but does move straight down the track toward purgative vengeance and devastation."
Third suspenser set in hardscrabble Aurora, Minnesota, featuring ex-sheriff Cork O'Connor (Iron Lake, 1998; Boundary Waters, 1999), whose lawyer wife represents the Anishinaabe tribe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"A thoroughly researched and well-told account of an important but often neglected Civil War encounter. (Eighteen maps.)"
Two history professors (Shea: Univ. of Arkansas at Monticello; Hess: Lincoln Memorial Univ.) offer an absorbing analysis of an important early conflict in the Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"White bread. Consider Jane O'Connor's Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth (2012) instead. (Mystery. 7-10)"
After a long hiatus, the Spotlight Club Mysteries return with a new posthumous entry and a paperback reprint of another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Classic, unfettered goodness with a sustainable mindset."
The dynamic stars of Planet Green TV's The Fabulous Beekman Boys offer up the ultimate volume of their most treasured, hand-me-down recipes. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2008

"A gritty, psychologically acute saga of the Forgotten War."
American soldiers battle besieging communist hordes-and their demons-in this dark Korean War story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE RIDGE by T.R. Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2000

Fans of Pearson's six wonderful novels, especially of his Carolina trilogy and Cry Me a River (1993), may find his latest disappointing. The prose here is leaner, with little narrative expansiveness and less backslapping geniality. Read full book review >