Search Results: "Eleni N. Gage"


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THE LADIES OF MANAGUA by Eleni N. Gage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"From the closely chaperoned lives of schoolgirls in 1950s New Orleans, where Isabela was a student, to the explosive insurrection of 1970s and '80s Nicaragua to the sniping artistic world of 2010s New York, Gage carefully and thoughtfully explores the social demands placed on women and the repercussions of submitting to or defying them."
An up-and-coming painter faces the collapse of her romantic life while repairing her neglected relationship with her mother. Read full book review >

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OTHER WATERS by Eleni N. Gage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Gage beautifully describes the waters that evoke the transformative moments of Maya's journey. Yet Parvati, the curse-caster, remains mysteriously underdeveloped. A lovely read, but a missed opportunity to delve deeply into the superstitions that still lurk in our modern minds."
Can goddesses walk among us? Can an entire family really be cursed? Can a modern woman find her inner goddess? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2005

"A pleasant journey hardly rendered urgent by measured, unemphatic and unspectacular prose."
Shy, stilted debut by Eleni author Nicolas Gage's daughter, who recounts her efforts in her mid-20s to rebuild the haunted family homestead in Greece. Read full book review >

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BLOOD OF THE WICKED by Leighton Gage
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Gage's debut builds a compelling foundation for future Silva cases."
Multiple cross-currents complicate a high-profile Brazilian murder investigation. Read full book review >

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THE DIAMOND RING by N. Rajanna
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"A vivid chronicle of calamity that yanks at the heartstrings."
Tragedy befalls an Indian girl whose elders preordain her marital destiny in this absorbing drama, based on a true story. Read full book review >

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Over The Edge - Part One by N. Bergström
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Though marred by linguistic missteps, this heady mix of luminous minds, scarred psyches, wild passion, and universal mysteries make Bergström's novel a solid debut."
A hunky Swedish physicist and a seductive Slovenian architect struggle to overcome their troubled pasts and find love in this first installment of an international romantic series. Read full book review >

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MADAM AMBASSADOR by Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2015

"A flat-footed and mostly self-serving account."
A memoir of Kounalakis' three-and-a-half years as ambassador to Hungary under President Barack Obama. Read full book review >

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THE WAYS OF EVIL MEN by Leighton Gage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Mario's seventh is a solid procedural with a huge cast of economically drawn characters, sharp dialogue, a vigorous pace, and a welcome twist or two."
Sensitive cultural issues are engaged when dozens of members of an Amazon tribe are apparently poisoned. Read full book review >

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BURIED STRANGERS  by Leighton Gage
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A gritty police procedural that benefits from its offbeat locale and an impressive tapestry of believable characters."
When a secret cemetery baffles São Paulo police, their investigation sends one of their own to the graveyard. Read full book review >

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A VINE IN THE BLOOD by Leighton Gage
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"A brisk, colorful police thriller with much interesting information about contemporary Brazil. As usual, the strong and disparate personalities of Silva's detectives add spice to their fifth case."
A high-profile kidnapping captures national attention and puts a spotlight on the detectives trying to rescue the victim. Read full book review >