Search Results: "Deborah Turner Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

DEATH OF AN ADEPT by Katherine Kurtz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Rather too much padding, but well-handled occult lore and doings with plenty of local color: Fans of Kurtz's engrossing Deryni series of Harris's solo outings (The Bastard Prince, 1994, etc.) should find it worth a look."
First time in hardback for this established contemporary occult series (Dagger Magic, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TEMPLE AND THE STONE by Katherine Kurtz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"A skillful and involving blend of real history, speculation, and elements of controlled, credible fantasy."
Following the recent volume of Knights Templar stories (On Crusade, 1998, edited by Kurtz), here's a Templar novel from this established collaboration team (Death of an Adept, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT PIRATES by Peter Harris
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"Pirate fans of both sexes will enjoy this rollicking, high-seas caper. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Harris's tale offers a swashbuckling adventure with a twist. Read full book review >

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BREATHLESS by Anne Swärd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2013

"The sensual but grim story of damaged souls never rises above a simmer."
Swedish novelist Swärd's American debut chronicles the slightly off-kilter friendship between a young girl from an unconventional Swedish family and an older boy who has immigrated to Sweden from Hungary with his father. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT PIRATES by Peter Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Avast! No treasure is safe from these diminutive daredevils of the deep. (Pop-up/picture book. 3-6)"
Large pop-ups and multilayered tableaux gas up an already effervescent tale of pirate adventure from 2006. Read full book review >

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DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


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A LITERARY SECURITY BLANKET
by Leila Roy

I have a problem, and I suspect that some of you out there might suffer from it, too: there are too many books in my bag.

I try to keep their numbers down—after all, I really only bring my bag to work with me, and I work less than ten miles from home—but no matter how many times I empty ...


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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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GETTING AT THE TRUTH WITH CHRIS HARRIS
by Julie Danielson

It almost feels like one of this year’s best children’s books came out of nowhere. I’m Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups, which has been met with a host of starred book reviews, comes from debut children’s book author Chris Harris, whose day job is in the realm of television (writing and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GROW UP by Sandy Turner
by Sandy Turner, illustrated by Sandy Turner
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"He also gives suggested ages as 4-88, which says it all. (Picture book. 4+)"
"What are you going to be when you grow up?" is the question that kicks off this career-minded frolic and what follows is one boy's epic response. Read full book review >

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WHO BROKE THE VASE? by Jeffrey Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An interesting debut, one that may instigate discussion, emotion, and, yes, even laughs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A broken vase, an eyewitness, and a cast of improbable suspects lead to one surprise ending in this celebration of the whopper. Read full book review >