Search Results: "D.A. Keeley"


BOOK REVIEW

FALLEN SPARROW by D.A. Keeley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2015

"Although Keeley (Bitter Crossing, 2014, etc.) clearly hoped to outdo himself in Peyton's second adventure, he gets in his own way with a monotonous style and a cluster of extraneous characters. Still, his tough but compassionate heroine triumphs against the odds."
Childhood friendships and personal needs complicate a border agent's life when she takes on a homicide-suicide case in her hometown in northern Maine. Read full book review >

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BITTER CROSSING by D.A. Keeley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2014

"Despite a few lapses in style and continuity, Keeley (This One Day, as K.A. Delaney, 2014, etc.) writes convincingly about New England and the rugged people who call it home."
A border agent tries to break up a smuggling ring in this series debut. Read full book review >

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TEA by D.A. Powell
Released: March 27, 1998

"This ambitious debut would have benefitted from some formal promiscuity."
paper 0-8195-6335-8 Explaining in prose what your poetry isn—t is not the best way to introduce a first volume, even if you rightly suspect that your work will be reduced to its surfaces as a series of elegies for victims of AIDS, which this is, but only in part. Read full book review >

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Judah's Scepter and the Sacred Stone by D.A. Brittain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2016

"An effective tale for readers who like biblical history and legend with their young love."
In this debut historical romance, a Hebrew princess and an Irish warrior fall in love, but duty may keep them apart. Read full book review >

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Kingdom of Glass by D.A. Ramirez
Released: Feb. 29, 2012

"Bogged down by a disconnected main character and overwhelming implausibility."
In this YA novel, an orphaned high schooler develops fantastical abilities that put those around him at risk. Read full book review >

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FIRST ACTIVATION by D.A. Wearmouth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"An often engaging thriller that transcends its standard post-apocalyptic setup."
In this debut sci-fi thriller, two English brothers encounter a desolate New York City littered with corpses and teeming with crazed killers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Learned literary tourism about literary tourism, in one of the best places on earth for it."
Sunny, island-hopping philhellenism as encountered in Henry Miller's The Colossus of Maroussi and Lawrence Durrell's Prospero's Cell and Reflections on a Marine Venus. Read full book review >

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RELENTLESS SPIRIT by Missy Franklin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A consistently sunny, family-oriented story of persistence and achievement."
A decorated Olympian reflects on her supportive upbringing and celebrated competitive swimming career. Read full book review >

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SOME WINE FOR REMEMBRANCE by Edmund Keeley
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"The details of individual stories are gripping and real (Keeley has also written extensively about Greek culture and translated contemporary Greek poetry), but the deposition-style narrative and the dud of an American protagonist keep the story from realizing its dramatic potential."
From prolific novelist Keeley (School for Pagan Lovers, 1993, etc.), a sincere if somewhat uneven story about the Nazi massacre of an entire Greek village near the end of WWII, and the effort decades later to pin the deed on a prominent Austrian statesman (Kurt Waldheim by any other name). Read full book review >

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SCHOOL FOR PAGAN LOVERS by Edmund Keeley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 1993

"Disappointingly lifeless love story that pushes all the right buttons but makes no music."
This seventh novel from Keeley (A Wilderness Called Peace, 1985, etc.), a well-known translator of modern Greek poetry, tells of young lovers crossed by war and fate—a story more enervating than erotic, despite all the lengthy and explicit sex scenes. Read full book review >