Search Results: "E.R. Dillon"


BOOK REVIEW

AYRSHIRE MURDERS by E.R. Dillon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 2014

"Although the Scottish hero and his apothecary sidekick in Dillon's series debut are a mite anachronistic in their pursuit of forensic science, Kyle is an attractive hero trying to do right by both Southrons and Scots."
A deputy sheriff balances patriotic loyalty against sworn duty in late-13th-century Scotland. Read full book review >

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WRECKED by E.R. Frank
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Anna's voice and situation are both entirely genuine—and scarily relevant—however, and both make this a highly worthwhile read. (Fiction. 12+)"
A teen copes with post-traumatic stress disorder after the car she is driving home after a party collides with one driven by her brother's girlfriend, killing her. Read full book review >

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DIME by E.R. Frank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Dime's desire to save her friend transcends artifice and approaches heroism, making for a tremendously affecting novel. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Frank's first novel since Wrecked (2005) is a searing examination of teenage prostitution.Read full book review >

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FRICTION by E.R. Frank
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Frank's focus on the highly combustible environment of a classroom full of pubescent children and the chaos one abused teen can bring to those around her is subtly done, and will be immediately recognizable to her readers. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Alex is 12, teetering on the cusp of puberty, and enormously happy with her life. Read full book review >

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DAYCLEAN by e.r. dinsmoor
Released: July 11, 2012

"Despite a few hiccups, an attention-grabbing mystery with a quirky cast of characters in a steamy Southern setting."
Money and power lie at the root of this murder mystery as a tangled web of characters seeks to protect a young Gullah child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICA by E.R. Frank
NONFICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A wrenching tour de force despite America's overly symbolic name, it is a work of sublime humanity. (Fiction. YA)"
It's hard to imagine what America has going for him. Read full book review >

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LIFE IS FUNNY by E.R. Frank
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2000

"An astounding first effort. (Fiction. YA)"
This raw portrayal of 11 New York City high school students of various ages and races quickly belies its ironic title. Read full book review >

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A VERSION OF LOVE by Millicent Dillon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Very cerebral and rather obvious."
From novelist (Harry Gold, 2000) and biographer Dillon (Paul Bowles, et al.): a spare psychoanalytical tale constructed much like a "serious art film," with ambiguous scenes and loaded dialogue. Read full book review >

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IF KIDS RAN THE WORLD by Diane Dillon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Well-meaning but saccharine and didactic. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Leo Dillon's last book with Diane Dillon imagines what the world would be like if children were in charge. Read full book review >

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MOTHER GOOSE: NUMBERS ON THE LOOSE by Leo Dillon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Includes a brief note on the history and selection of the rhymes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Long-limbed numbers and letters, anthropomorphic insects, stalwart vegetables, inventively dressed animals and other unusual creatures join multiethnic humans in a cheerful march to the irresistible rhythm of Mother Goose in this selection of numerical nursery rhymes. Read full book review >