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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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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THE FIRE-RAISER by Maurice Gee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A well-wrought thriller that brings an entire community vividly and believably to life. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In his first children's book to be published here, a well- regarded New Zealand novelist sets a story about four children bringing a pyromaniac to justice early in WW I. From its riveting first chapter—from the point of view of the lumbering masked man who sets fire to the local livery stable because ``a time had come when his fire must consume life''—the action is compelling. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Gee's corrective arguments at once ground his science in humility and liberate thinking about Deep Time through their invitation to chart a seamless topology of life then and now."
A persuasive as well as convivial introduction to cladistics—paleontology's answer to the discontinuities of Deep Time—from science writer Gee (Nature magazine). Read full book review >

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MY CHINESE-AMERICA by Allen Gee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2015

"Provocative and mostly thought-provoking essays."
A Chinese-American professor and writer reflects on the social and cultural ramifications of his ethnic identity. 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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SPRING WILL BE OURS by Sue Gee
Released: May 9, 1989

An ambitious if less-than-satisfying first novel chronicling the lives of a Polish family living in exile in London after WW II. Read full book review >