Search Results: "E.C. Osondu"


BOOK REVIEW

THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE by E.C. Osondu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A wide-ranging portrait of an African community largely at odds with itself."
The patriarch of a large extended family rules over his kingdom in a family home on the edge of an African village. Read full book review >

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VOICE OF AMERICA by E.C. Osondu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"A promising, if a bit repetitive debut. These tales are often horrific in outline, but Osondu's warm, humane, bemused tone deepens rather than undermines their impact."
Osondu's first collection is a grim but compassionate look at desperate Nigerians both at home and abroad. Read full book review >

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A NICE LITTLE BEACH TOWN by E.C. Ward
Released: April 17, 1989

The "nice little beach town" is White's Bay, California, where narrator-hero Chandler Cairns—a 40-ish teacher of high-school English—has lived for years, renting an apartment from old Norwegian fisherman Sven ("Finn") Read full book review >

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DUNCAN, SON OF SAGIRA by E.C. Holley
Released: May 28, 2012

"Cat and magic fans, unite!"
The cats are not what they seem. Read full book review >

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FRESH WATER by E.C. Pielou
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Pielou writes with clarity and a feel for words, and her affection for the subject at hand is immediately and infectiously communicated to readers. (81 b&w illustrations)"
A crystal-clear introduction to the physics, character, and exquisite grace of fresh water, from naturalist Pielou (After the Ice Age, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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HOUR OF THE MANATEE by E.C. Ayres
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 17, 1994

"More chase than investigation, really, though Tony's debut is marked by a certain lazy mental competence to match the physical stamina he's going to need."
Socialite Henry Hartley III's former domestic Maureen Fitzgerald, who's been certified for 25 years, barely has time to tell Gulf Coast photographer/p.i. Read full book review >

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FAIR COIN by E.C. Myers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2012

"The frequent shifts make it hard to keep track of who's where in this dizzying debut, but Ephraim's ability to see past the temptations of power despite an active teen libido provides him with a sturdy moral base. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
A spin through parallel universes schools a teenager in the hazards of making wishes. Read full book review >

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QUANTUM COIN by E.C. Myers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Fans of alternate worlds will find a heapin' helping here, though the cast's relationship-chess makes a stronger showing than the narrowly averted cosmic calamity. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
In a convoluted sequel to Fair Coin (2012), teens crack wise and lock lips while saving the multiverse from an information overload. Read full book review >

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EYE OF THE GATOR by E.C. Ayres
Released: Nov. 15, 1995

"Though there's not much doubt who should be locked up— pretty much everyone in sight—it's a pleasure watching Tony (Hour of the Manatee, 1994), in his best Travis McGee mode, set the bad guys up to blow each other away first."
Photographer/shamus Tony Lowell might have thought twice about agreeing to look into the murder of an old friend's nephew- -Tim Cross, a young African-American transplanted from Philadelphia to an inspector's job with Florida's Department of Natural Resources—if he'd known what a bunch of tough crackers the case would bring him up against. Read full book review >

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THE GREEN LINE by E.C. Diskin
Released: June 1, 2013

"A satisfying, suspenseful novel with an engaging heroine."
In Diskin's debut mystery-thriller, a Chicago lawyer discovers a dead body and becomes entangled in a dangerous conspiracy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1996

"Though often straying from a discussion of astronomy in its sociological and anthropological analysis of vanished societies, Krupp's survey is evocative, absorbing, and informative. (150 photos and drawings, not seen)"
In the latest of his contributions to archaeoastronomy, the study of the astronomy of ancient cultures, Krupp (director, Griffith Observatory; Echoes of the Ancient Sky, 1983, etc.) conducts a compelling survey of sky worship in ancient Egypt, China, Tibet, Mongolia, Anatolia, Africa, and the Americas. Read full book review >

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LAIR OF THE LIZARD by E.C. Ayres
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 10, 1998

"But still, unfortunately, there's not much here to snag a reader's beyond an assembly-line sleuth and humdrum story."
In a fourth outing, Tony Lowell, photographer/p.i. Read full book review >