Search Results: "Darien Gee"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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GOOL by Maurice Gee
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The fascinating buildup leads to a thrilling climax, followed by a bizarrely flat conclusion—perhaps preparing readers for the next volume. (Fantasy. 13-15)"
A generation after the events of Salt (2009), Hari and Pearl have raised their children (both biological and adopted) in freedom far from the nightmarish city of their own birth. Read full book review >

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THE CHAMPION by Maurice Gee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"A lively, idiosyncratic cast keeps the story moving; and while it's less intensely suspenseful than Gee's The Fire-Raiser (1992), it's another likable, thoughtful examination of wartime pressures and prejudices in a small, vividly portrayed New Zealand community. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In New Zealand in 1943, wounded American GIs were invited to local homes to convalesce. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER AND ALEXANDRA by Maggie Gee
Released: March 1, 1992

"An easy but flawed read."
One big theme is not enough for British writer Gee (Grace, 1989, etc.), who throws in concerns about the environment, millennial angst and cybernetic sex as the Christopher and Alexandra of the title learn, along with us, that life's no fairy tale. Read full book review >