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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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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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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2012

"The book flows easily from one quest to the next, always delivering unbiased information supported by well-researched facts."
Readers may not recognize the author's name, but he has been fighting for the rights of underdogs for nearly 60 years. His autobiography describes his entry into the world of political activism with the modesty often found in those who overachieve. Read full book review >