Search Results: "Dan Riley"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 1994

"By turns wry, witty, sometimes wise, but resolutely outspoken, this volume brings father and daughter face to face as people, not icons in a Freudian myth."
Masquerading as a report on home schooling, a tale of father- daughter conflict played out over eighth-grade English and math. Read full book review >

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THE VIRGIN MISSILE CRISIS by Dan Riley
Released: May 26, 2012

"Bumpy because of a few odd narrative choices, but this charming coming-of-age comedy has enough laughs to keep its footing."
A central question arises in this sweet comedy that pairs the typical teen condition with the Cuban missile crisis: Is there time to lose your virginity before the bomb drops? Read full book review >

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KING FLASHYPANTS AND THE EVIL EMPEROR by Andy Riley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"An agreeably fizzy series opener. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Evil Emperor Nurbison has his eye on the peaceful, neighboring kingdom of Edwinland. Read full book review >

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STORY THIEVES by James Riley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A droll and clever opener likely to leave readers breathless both with laughter and anticipation. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The fourth wall suffers major breaches as young characters from a popular fantasy series and the "real real world" join forces to battle threats in both. Read full book review >

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TWICE UPON A TIME by James Riley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Go for Lyn Gardner's Into the Woods, (2007) Emily Rodda's Key to Rondo (2008) and Adam Gidwitz's A Tale Dark & Grimm (2010) instead. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
With no dearth of novels that fracture and mingle fairy tales, waste no time on this sequel and its lazy metaphysics. Read full book review >

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EINSTEIN'S DAUGHTER by Riley James
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"A blizzard of fast-paced action, mystery and romance."
James (First Lady Blues, 2011) returns with a thriller that straddles the worlds of science, skiing and subterfuge. Read full book review >

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FORTUNE HUNTERS by Riley Masters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 22, 2014

"A riveting novel ripped from the headlines of the Wall Street Journal."
Boston's rising-star financial detectives McBain and O'Daniel uncover a scheme of fraud and murder in Masters' debut mystery. Read full book review >

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MISTER HOCKEY by Lia Riley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A lukewarm story with sexy parts hot enough to melt ice."
Jed West is a star hockey player who doesn't date fans. Librarian Breezy Angel is arguably Jed's biggest fan, and they wind up in bed before she manages to tell him that. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2016

"Great fun for anyone with even a slight knowledge of Roman and English history and geography—or those curious about them."
A delightful trip from Rome to Hadrian's Wall—in C.E. 130. Read full book review >

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AMITY & SORROW by Peggy Riley
Released: April 16, 2013

"Simple in style but complex in tone, this book raises troubling questions about the power of doomladen cults, and their leaders and followers."
The eponymous title refers to the daughters of Amaranth, the first wife (out of 50) of Zachariah, Messianic leader of a Doomsday cult. Read full book review >