Search Results: "Darien Gee"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"This scrapbook of interesting, comic and tragic vignettes needs some nip and tuck to realize its full potential for passing along life lessons."
A novel featuring several ladies living in or near the small town of Avalon, Ill. Read full book review >

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AN AVALON CHRISTMAS by Darien Gee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 2013

"Only the most hardened Scrooge could completely resist this collection of yuletide confections."
Gee (The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society, 2013, etc.) returns to Avalon, Ill., population 4,000, for a dozen stories about holiday spirit and random acts of kindness. Read full book review >

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FRIENDSHIP BREAD by Darien Gee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2011

"A satisfying first novel by Gee; perfect for the book-club circuit and beyond."
Another addition in the recent trend in popular fiction: Small groups of women improve their lives by engaging in a domestic comfort. This time it's bread making. Read full book review >

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GEE WHIZ! by Susan E. Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Resource list at the nether end. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Hoping for a follow-up to The Truth about Poop (2004)? Read full book review >

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BAY OF FIRES by Poppy Gee
Released: March 12, 2013

"Tasmania's culture, flora and fauna are paramount here—the thriller aspect feels extraneous."
A close-knit beachfront community in Tasmania is threatened by a killer who might be one of the neighbors. Read full book review >

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SALT by Maurice Gee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Admirable characters confronting human realities make for compelling reading. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In a fantasy world populated by evil colonizers, two children make a fresh start. Read full book review >

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THE SCANDAL OF THE SEASON by Sophie Gee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Delightfully gossipy, psychologically insightful and historically fascinating."
Princeton professor Gee's lively, highly literate debut explores the historical figures and events satirized in Alexander Pope's "The Rape of the Lock." Read full book review >

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THE LIMPING MAN by Maurice Gee
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Fantasy heroes who can save only themselves and their loved ones are a welcome change from the usual. (Fantasy. 13-15)"
The Salt trilogy closes with a third generation of children fighting petty but dangerous evils. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

"Well written and illuminating."
A detailed history, not so much of the genome as of genetics itself. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE FAMILY by Maggie Gee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Stylistically, though, still on the far side of the pond."
The eighth from Britisher Gee (Christopher and Alexandra, 1992, etc.) confronts race and family but feels like Styrofoam: it takes up lots of space, but most of it's air. Read full book review >