Search Results: "Dakota Lane"


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DAKOTA by Kathleen Norris
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Quiet and clearheaded, with typical first-book flaws."
A meditative mÇlange of observations on Midwest land and spirit. Read full book review >

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DAKOTA by Gwen Florio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2014

"In Florio's capable hands, Lola Wicks is going to be around for a long, long time."
Florio's second novel mines familiar ground with another look at American Indian culture along the frozen U.S.-Canadian border territory, with a compelling mystery folded in to add spice to the mix. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHEUS OBSESSION by Dakota Lane
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2005

"Sharp and hypnotic. (Fiction. YA)"
This myth-linked reality tale in incisive prose has a glittering Weetzie Bat sensibility. Read full book review >

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GOTHIC LOLITA by Dakota Lane
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 25, 2008

"As the novel progresses, it becomes easier to track the plot, but ultimately this work emphasizes style over substance and its languid pace fails to support its self-proclaimed designation as a thriller. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Atmospherically moody and often confusing, this dual narrative is told from the perspective of two teenage girls: Miya, who lives in Tokyo, and Chelsea, in California. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIFE OF IT GIRLS by Dakota Lane
FICTION
Released: June 5, 2007

"Daring but uneven. (Short stories. 12+)"
This innovative combination of photo shoot and short-story collection looks at the "it girl" from the inside. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY VOODOO by Dakota Lane
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"A brooding, atmospheric story. (Fiction. 12+)"
From a new author, a haunting, sometimes intensely sensual tale of failed teenage love, set in a small bayou town. Read full book review >

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DAKOTA DREAM by James Bennett
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"A sobering portrait, with a conclusion young readers will find satisfying. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Shunted from one foster home to another, Floyd is sustained by the idea that becoming a Dakota is his ``destiny''; one day, he'll be accepted into the tribe. Read full book review >

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NAZARETH, NORTH DAKOTA by Tommy Zurhellen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2011

"A raw talent, not yet ready for prime time."
Zurhellen's debut is a collection of loosely linked monologues and stories (two of them previously published) in search of a story line. Read full book review >

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FURTHER LANE by James Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 1997

"Chock-full of famous names and nicely nasty asides, but otherwise unsurprising."
Again, the Ad Age columnist and novelist (Designs, 1986, etc.) relies on celebrity cameos rather than a gripping plot, producing a limp whodunit featuring an amiable Hamptons native as detective, a flighty member of British royalty as the love interest, and an ambitious millionairess as the victim. Read full book review >

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HANGMAN'S LANE by John Wainwright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 1992

"An irritating low in this author's wildly uneven production."
Detective-Superintendent Lyle of Rogate-on-Sands (The Man Who Wasn't There, etc.), again to the rescue. Read full book review >

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Bloody Lane by Martin E. Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2015

"A slow-building murder tale, but the complicated hero and serpentine wrap-up make it a worthy mystery."
A Justice Department investigator's latest case is the killing of a Civil War re-enactor, his body cropping up on Maryland's Antietam Battlefield in this debut thriller. Read full book review >