Search Results: "Elaine Stirling"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2009

"An impeccably organized book that cuts through the jargon to save time, money and frayed nerves."
Stirling tackles corporate babble, bad communication practices and rudeness in the workplace with an eye toward generating communication clarity, courtesy and style. Read full book review >

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WHEN MY HEART WAS WICKED by Tricia Stirling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Unexpected, uncanny, unforgettable. (Magical realism. 14 & up)"
A mix of the mundane and the magical permeates this slender portrait of a girl in pain. Read full book review >

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LORD OF MOUNTAINS by S.M. Stirling
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A slow-moving chapter in the Change saga."
Stirling (The Tears of the Sun, 2011, etc.) offers up the latest book in his long-running Change series, set in a post-apocalyptic yet distinctly feudal America. Read full book review >

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THE SKY PEOPLE by S.M. Stirling
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"The adventures of these nutty space dudes will surely set off a series of its own."
A fanciful, politically tinged tale from Stirling (The Ship Avenged, 1997, etc.), set on the frontier of Venus circa 1988 as the Eastern Bloc rivals the US Sky People in the great space race. Read full book review >

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LANTERN FOR THE DARK by Jessica Stirling
Released: June 1, 1992

"With occasional bursts of neo-Dickensian observation and a leisurely pace, here's a novel to be savored slowly."
A striking, handsomely staged and peopled court drama and mystery set in the rough-edged city of Glasgow, Scotland, of 1787- 88. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS ON THE SHORE by Jessica Stirling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

A sequel to the author's Lantern for the Barn (1992), that lowering, robustly peopled novel about an infanticide trial in 1788 Glasgow. Read full book review >

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THE MARRYING KIND by Jessica Stirling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1996

"A gossip-gala of considerable charm."
Admirers of Stirling's The Penny Wedding (1995), a companionable story of loves and marriages in a struggling 1930s Glasgow family, will find this sequel even more persistently involving. Read full book review >

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THE PENNY WEDDING by Jessica Stirling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Celtic Bard'' soused to the ears and a-croon in Gaelic."
In a change of pace from her rugged 18th-century dramas dealing with love, murder and scandal (Shadows on the Shore, 1994, etc.), Stirling returns to more peaceful domestic doings—this time in a tale of love and marriage within a Glasgow family circa 1930. Read full book review >

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MOLLY BLOOM? by Jessica Stirling
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Whatever Joyce scholars may think of one of the world's most ambitious novels being spun off into a whodunit, Stirling's (The Marrying Kind, 1996, etc.) clever, bawdy mystery-cum-court case stands up well in its own right. Picking up the pace would have made it even better."
Characters from James Joyce's Ulysses enjoy new life—except for the unfortunate soul who suffers a bloody death.Read full book review >

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THE SHIP AVENGED by S.M. Stirling
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Pretty good ersatz McCaffrey, despite the feebly unconvincing love story."
Another entry in the Brain/Brawn series created by Anne McCaffrey, and a direct sequel to the paperback The City Who Fought (McCaffrey and Stirling); ``brains'' are humans wired directly and immovably into their spaceships, ``brawns'' their mobil human partners. Read full book review >