Search Results: "Diana Bailey Harris"


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Released: July 22, 2011

"A unique perspective on a major historical event that spends too much time on the quotidian."
Based largely on correspondences among her relatives in the 1800s, debut author Harris gives a firsthand account of the life a steam locomotive engineer. Read full book review >

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THE SPECIAL ONES
by Leila Roy

I know only too well what happens to the new ones who are brought here. Gradually they are convinced to change, molded to be who we tell them they are. But there’s another unanswered question: What happens to the ones who leave?
The Special Ones, by Em Bailey
 

The Special Ones live on a secluded farmstead surrounded by ...


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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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IN THE ANTARCTIC by Ella Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"An appealing introduction to Antarctica that appropriately fosters a child's sense of wonder without adding a layer of worry about its future. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
After a last breakfast with her parents on a frozen coast, a young Adélie penguin spends a long summer feeding in the cold ocean, followed by an even longer dark winter resting on the ice until the sun rises the following spring. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A compelling exposé on the once-almighty laws of ducal inheritance."
A British documentary producer and historian creates a bang-up detective story around mysterious gaps in the archives chronicling the sad tale of the ninth Duke of Rutland. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 3, 2009

"An engrossing blend of creepy atmospherics, gory jolts and mind-bending conundrums."
In Bailey's (Palindrome Hannah, 2005, etc.) horror saga, a small town seethes with ghouls, apparitions, pranksters and dysfunctional families. Read full book review >

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FRANKENSTEIN’S BRIDE by Hilary Bailey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Bailey displays a competent understanding of Shelley's original tale in this inventive narrative. Bonus: For those who need a refresher, the text of Frankenstein is also included."
British author Bailey (The Strange Adventures of Charlotte Holmes, 1994, etc.) offers a continuation of the Mary Shelley classic. Read full book review >

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THE GRACE THAT KEEPS THIS WORLD by Tom Bailey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Conflict without confrontation makes for a very unexciting read."
Tensions simmer in a family right before deer season in the Adirondacks; an awkward first novel following a story collection (Crow Man, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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ERASED by Jo Bailey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 1996

"Despite good intentions—the street talk is properly edgy, and the racial tension beneath comes through clearly enough—this is, all in all, one glum read."
Kicked upstairs as head of Special Security Projects at Jackson General Hospital, Jan Gallagher is in the perfect position to take the heat when a gang war between the Sevens and the Golds overflows into General Jack. Read full book review >

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THE MERCY OF THE SKY by Holly Bailey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"Storm chasers will find thrills in this tale of nature's wrath."
Tracking a furious, lethal storm. Read full book review >