Search Results: "Courtney Eldridge"


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UNKEMPT by Courtney Eldridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"So far, Eldridge, who published three of these tales in McSweeney's, is stronger on voice than story."
By turns engaging and tedious, Eldridge's first collection—seven stories and a novella—requires the patience of a friendly reader to yield its loopy neurotic charm. Read full book review >

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THE GENEROSITY OF WOMEN by Courtney Eldridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2009

"Brave and accomplished."
Short-story author Eldridge (Unkempt, 2005) gives distinctive voice to six very different characters in her challenging debut novel. Read full book review >

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GHOST TIME by Courtney Eldridge
Released: June 11, 2013

"A jumble of nonintegrated parts, admirable for its technical ambition but nothing else. (Paranormal/science fiction/fantasy/mystery/romance. 14 & up)"
In this overstuffed crossover debut, a narrative that zigzags chronologically paints increasingly disquieting elements into a seemingly typical teen romance/mystery. Read full book review >

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BATHTIME by Courtney Dicmas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Perfectly sweet. (Board book. 6-12 mos.)"
Animals and their youngsters enjoy a squeaky-clean time. Read full book review >

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FALL FOR ANYTHING by Courtney Summers
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"An unusual, bold effort that deserves attention. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A once-famous photographer has committed suicide, and 17-year-old Eddie, his only daughter, desperately wants to know why. Read full book review >

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CRACKED UP TO BE by Courtney Summers
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Issue-laden and overwrought, Summers's debut will make forgettable fodder for the insatiable readers of Gossip Girl (and her many series clones) but is bound to leave teens who like a little more lit in their chick lit cold. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
High-school senior Parker Fadley used to be the most popular girl at her Catholic school. Read full book review >

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DRESS CODES FOR SMALL TOWNS by Courtney Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A spirited, timeless tale of teen self-discovery in those tense, formative high school moments, captured with grace, lyricism, and insight. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
A gender-nonconforming 17-year-old and her crew explore desire in a small town. Read full book review >

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POWER OVER DEATH by Courtney Bowen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 12, 2014

"A slow-paced fantasy series installment that lacks a truly climactic showdown."
The third volume in Bowen's (Servants and Followers, 2014, etc.) epic-fantasy Legends of Arria series. Read full book review >

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ALMOST ROYALTY by Courtney Hamilton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2014

"A hilarious, scathing tale of LA life."
A debut novel that takes an acerbic look at the cultural shortcomings of Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER SIDE OF ANGER by Courtney Lea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"A solid romance with thrills, sex, and plenty of Southern charm."
In Lea's debut romance novel, an emotionally damaged chef and a reclusive carpenter fall for each other while dealing with fallout from their pasts. Read full book review >

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THE UNTOLD by Courtney Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2014

"Collins richly evokes a heartbreaking emotional terrain, setting it against the sparse, brutal landscape of the Australian Outback."
The dead have tales to tell, if only we could hear them. Read full book review >

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ASSASSINS by Jim Eldridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Besides providing interesting nuggets of history, Eldridge depicts his lead characters with complexity and compassion, auguring well for this series kickoff."
Against a backdrop of political unrest, a multiple murderer wreaks havoc in post-World War I Britain. Read full book review >