Search Results: "Dianne K. Salerni"


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THE INQUISITOR'S MARK by Dianne K. Salerni
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"An exciting blend of Arthurian legend and organized crime. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
As a Transitioner, 13-year-old Jax Aubrey is one of an elite group of people who enjoy an eighth day of the week. Read full book review >

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THE EIGHTH DAY by Dianne K. Salerni
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"A promising start to a new trilogy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Thirteen-year-old Jax wakes to an empty world, believing that he is the sole survivor of some terrible event. However, his isolation ends after only one day when he wakes again to life as usual. Read full book review >

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THE CAGED GRAVES by Dianne K. Salerni
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"This unusual romantic mystery stands out. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
When an inquisitive teen returns to her birthplace to meet her fiance, she uncovers a bizarre mystery surrounding her mother's grave, unleashing disturbing buried secrets. Read full book review >

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"Insightful and a great deal of fun."
Three brilliant sisters with a gift for showmanship captivate a nation as mediums in this true story from the years leading to the Civil War. Read full book review >

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WE HEAR THE DEAD by Dianne K. Salerni
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2010

"A promising debut. (Historical fiction. YA)"
This unusual historical romance deals with a compelling subject: the true story of the infamous Fox sisters, who inadvertently began the spiritualist movement in 1848. Read full book review >

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BEACON STREET MOURNING by Dianne Day
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"She needs it this time."
Left physically and emotionally wounded at the end of her last adventure (Death Train to Boston, 1999), San Francisco investigator Fremont Jones limps toward her native Boston to face the thorniest mysteries of identity and inheritance linking parents, children, and spouses. Read full book review >

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CUT TO THE QUICK by Dianne Emley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 29, 2008

"Scary killers and solid procedural work, as long as you don't mind a modicum of mystery and many more questions than answers."
Pasadena homicide detective Nan Vining wrestles with a violent double murder while she's still struggling to exorcise the horrors of her own brush with death. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2009

"A somewhat entertaining but gushing and affected frolic through Italy's rich linguistic past and present."
An unabashed celebration of Italian language and culture. Read full book review >

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THE LANGUAGE OF SECRETS by Dianne Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2010

"Dixon writes convincing prose, particularly dialogue, but the plot, with its pointed references to Dissociative Identity Disorder, has a manufactured quality."
In scriptwriter Dixon's first novel, a man must confront the gaping holes in his childhood memories once he becomes a husband and father. Read full book review >

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MONA LISA by Dianne Hales
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The breezy tone is a jarring contrast to the considerable scholarship that informs the author's history."
Like many visitors to the Louvre, journalist Hales (La Bella Lingua: A Passionate Journey through the World's Most Beautiful Language, 2009, etc.) was fascinated by Leonardo da Vinci's famous portrait and set out to investigate the real Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo: "Why did the most renowned painter of her time choose her as his model?...And why does her smile enchant us still?" Read full book review >

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IT'S A SEASHELL DAY by Dianne Ochiltree
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A charming beach-day book to share with a young child beginning to show interest in the natural world. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cute, curly-headed boy and his young mother, both Caucasian, head to the beach for a day of collecting seashells. Read full book review >

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HUSH, LITTLE BEACHCOMBER by Dianne Moritz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Overall, a fresh take on the joys of the salty sea. (Picture book. 2-6)"
"Hush, Little Baby" receives a bright makeover, with seagulls and sand pies replacing mockingbirds and diamond rings. Read full book review >