Search Results: "Dee Phelps"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"The period detail, poignant story and credible characters make this a pleasurable, satisfying read."
Phelps and Grimes' debut tells the story of how Charles Knight, the heir apparent to Coffin Point, a large South Carolina plantation, was raised during the supposedly idyllic years before the Civil War. Read full book review >

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WILDFIRE RUN by Dee Garretson
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Mostly harmless MacGyver-esque foolishness, this gadget-filled thriller is expressly calculated to hit the sweet spot for middle-grade readers who like their survival literature laced with technology. (Adventure. 9-12)"
A breakneck adventure in the unusual setting of Camp David features the president's son Luke and his two pals, Theo and Callie. Read full book review >

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HALFWAY NORMAL by Barbara Dee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A powerful story not only about illness, but about accepting yourself for who you are—no matter the experiences that shaped you. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Norah Levy is 12 and entering seventh grade, but she hasn't been in school for the past two years: she's been busy fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and now she's figuring out how to re-enter the "normal" world. Read full book review >

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THE CON MAN’S DAUGHTER by Ed Dee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2003

"Thriller fans who like their action down and dirty and their heroes thoughtful and flawed will welcome talented Dee's latest."
A dense departure from Dee's Anthony Ryan/Joe Gregory series (Little Boy Blue, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 1995

"But toward the end, Breger brings us back to mundane reality—with a darling close-up of every urban dweller's friend, the cockroach. (First serial to New York Times Magazine)"
It is tautological that we'll never know the unknowable, but it seems we can see the invisible—thanks to the scanning electron microscope (SEM). Read full book review >

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EARTHBOUND by Dee LeRoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2014

"A stunning poetic debut."
With her first collection, LeRoy delivers luminous, art-inspired poems that expertly balance the concepts of nature and the human struggle. Read full book review >

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14 PECK SLIP by Ed Dee
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1994

"For a novice, Dee manipulates the entangled plots of this police procedural with a surprisingly sure hand."
In a terrific debut for retired New York policeman Dee, two detectives investigating mob activities mistakenly fish the wrong cement-filled barrel out of the East River. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"Fragments of a life that are told easily and with charm; as a whole, however, the narrative is much less than the sum of its parts. (Twenty-three b&w photographs)"
Less a memoir than a handful of experiences shaped into short vignettes. Read full book review >

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Buddy Comes to Breakfast by Dee Emeigh
written and illustrated by Dee Emeigh
Released: July 11, 2015

"A captivating tale about a charming tortoise."
In this nonfiction illustrated children's book, a trip to a Western state leads to an endearing acquaintance with a reptile. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2012

"Although McCaffrey's claims to be breaking new ground are exaggerated, sample menus, recipes and tips on how to avoid processed foods make this a helpful lifestyle guide."
A whole-food advocate shares her transformative experience when she realized that the obesity she struggled to control was caused by processed foods. Read full book review >