Search Results: "Cherie Blair"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2008

"Though some consider Blair chilly and staunchly belligerent, her memoir indicates that there's a soft center there somewhere."
The wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair shares her personal and political life in a talkative, entertaining memoir. Read full book review >

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BABY ANIMAL FARM by Karen Blair
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Here's hoping these youngsters step out for another adventure very soon. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A gaggle of tots meets various baby animals at the farm. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT HURRICANE by Cherie Burns
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Bizarre tales of survival and doom: a plum for beach-chair readers who like to raise surrounding eyebrows."
Recollections of tragedy and trauma from a 1938 storm of singular ferocity that took the northeastern U.S. totally by surprise. Read full book review >

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BLOODSHOT by Cherie Priest
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"A refreshing and addictive lure for readers uninterested in fangs, bats, capes and hissing."
A 100-year-old vampire thief runs afoul of secret biological experimenters—first of an urban fantasy series from the versatile author of Boneshaker (2009). Read full book review >

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THE INEXPLICABLES by Cherie Priest
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Classification: potboiler. Substance: adequate."
Another in Priest's Clockwork Century series (Ganymede, 2011, etc.), set in a late-Victorian alternate America where the Civil War never ended, whose chief ingredients are steampunk, supernatural and pulp Western. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST RUNNER by Blair Richmond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"Thoroughly entertaining. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Vegan vampires, Shakespearean actors, food-co-op aficionados and serious runners face off against old-school bloodsuckers and rapacious, forest-devouring builders in this follow-up to Out of Breath (2011) set in—where else?—Lithia (Ashland in disguise), Ore. Read full book review >

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THE MARROW THIEVES by Cherie  Dimaline
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A dystopian world that is all too real and that has much to say about our own. (Science fiction. 14-adult)"
In an apocalyptic future Canada, Indigenous people have been forced to live on the run to avoid capture by the Recruiters, government military agents who kidnap Indians and confine them to facilities called "schools." Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY PLOT by Cherie Priest
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A novel as insubstantial as the ghosts who haunt it."
A malicious ghost violently resists the destruction of her home in this stand-alone supernatural thriller. Read full book review >

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HELLBENT by Cherie Priest
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Is Raylene going soft? Well, she's more human and far less distinctive. Unasked, we also get fangs and bats, if not yet any capes or hissing."
Without pause for thought, Priest plunges into a sequel (Bloodshot, 2011, etc.) featuring Seattle vampire thief Raylene Pendle that aims toward comedy and strikes flab. Read full book review >

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BONESHAKER by Cherie Priest
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"An impressive and auspicious genre-hopping adventure."
Priest (Fathom, 2008, etc.) bravely, and successfully, ventures into steampunk and zombie-horror territory. Read full book review >

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MOLASSES FLOOD by Blair Lent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Attractive and offbeat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A note explains that, though there really was once a flood when a molasses tank exploded (with tragic consequences not mentioned here), Lent bases his fantastical tale on a story his mother told him as a boy. Read full book review >