Search Results: "Connie May Fowler"


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BEFORE WOMEN HAD WINGS by Connie May Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 1996

"A vividly modern if schematic fairy tale with the usual goodies and baddies appropriately updated."
Gritty detail aside, this lyrical tale of an abused child's survival and empowerment is more fable than yet another story of a dysfunctional family facing down its demons. Read full book review >

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THE PROBLEM WITH MURMUR LEE by Connie May Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"Plot and prose overload, with shades of Alice Sebold's Lovely Bones."
Southern novelist Fowler (Staircase of a Thousand Steps, 2001, etc.) tries for the profound and moving as she tells of a good woman and friend whose sudden death provokes big questions. Read full book review >

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SUGAR CAGE by Connie May Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 1992

In this muddled first novel, two lower-income white families in 1960's Florida, quarrelsome friends and neighbors, fall apart, to the distress of their black guardian angel. Read full book review >

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RIVER OF HIDDEN DREAMS by Connie May Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 1994

"And while she occasionally leaves little to a reader's own imagination, Fowler's lyrical writing and vivid, poignant portraits surmount her overstatements in this memorable book."
Fowler (Sugar Cage, 1992) returns to the wilds of Florida in her second novel, using cleverly alternating viewpoints (evident at many section breaks) to weave the lives of three generations of women into a tender and wistful story. Read full book review >

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REMEMBERING BLUE by Connie May Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Luminous prose and beautifully rendered settings, but not enough to give life to this would-be fable of love, loss, and the mysterious workings of the sea and its creatures. (Book-of-the-Month Club featured selection; national reading tour)"
This time out, Fowler (Before Women Had Wings, 1996, later an Oprah Winfrey TV movie; etc.) lavishly evokes place and customs, but obvious foreshadowing weakens the intensity of her tale of lonely Mattie, who finds love and meaning when she marries Greek-American Nick. Read full book review >

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WHEN KATIE WAKES by Connie May Fowler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Insightful, generous, and perfectly pitched: a good nonfiction companion to Before Women Had Wings (1996), Fowler's novel covering similar territory."
From popular novelist Fowler (Remembering Blue, 2000, etc.), a searing and finely crafted memoir of youth and adulthood stunted by abuse. Read full book review >

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KIKI by Kyla May
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A good choice for girls who love sparkles. (Fiction. 6-8)"
"I am Kiki, World-Famous Style Star!" Read full book review >

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An Artist's Journey through Wonderland by Katie Fowler
Released: June 11, 2015

"Cute inspiration for beginners."
Fowler's self-help debut takes readers down the rabbit hole in search of creative courage. Read full book review >

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IRISH CHAIN by Earlene Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1995

"You got a problem with that?"
Bad news for the Senior (Citizens') Read full book review >

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THE VICTORIA VANISHES by Christopher Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"Learned excurses on pubs, conspiracy theories and the blood of Christ keep the pot boiling, though the answers this time aren't as satisfying as the wildly inventive questions."
The staff of the Peculiar Crimes Unit search for a killer working out of London's pubs, including a nonexistent one, while they parry the usual threats to the PCU's existence. Read full book review >

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UNDERSTANDING SUICIDE by Connie Goldsmith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"An effective, compassionate guide to a subject that needs one. (source notes, glossary, selected bibliography, further resources, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Facts counteract stigma and ignorance in this guide. Read full book review >

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SPIDER WEB by Earlene Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2011

"Fowler pieces together questions of memory and identity so deftly that only purists will bemoan the dearth of clues or detection."
Quilt maven Benni Harper (State Fair, 2010, etc.) grapples with public responsibilities and private challenges when a sniper targets San Celina's finest. Read full book review >