Search Results: "Eliza Factor"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MERCURY FOUNTAIN by Eliza Factor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2012

"Factor develops her characters in entertaining ways while building a novel of social realism."
In the early years of the 20th century, Owen Scraperton tries to establish a Utopian community around a Mercury mine in the hardscrabble landscape of southwest Texas, but his efforts, not surprisingly, wind up in failure. Read full book review >

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STRANGE BEAUTY by Eliza Factor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A frank, compassionate, and highly detailed account of the roller-coaster ride of caring for a disabled, autistic child."
Factor (Love Maps, 2015, etc.) chronicles life with her nonverbal son Felix, who is autistic and physically disabled. Read full book review >

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ELIZA AND THE MOONCHILD by Emma Chichester Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"The narrative is significantly longer than most color concept books, but the blooming friendship between Eliza and the Moonchild and his delighted wonder lend sufficient substance to carry readers along. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A fanciful tale about color and friendship. Read full book review >

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ALEX AND ELIZA by Melissa de la Cruz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 11, 2017

"A pleasant diversion for younger teen readers who cannot get enough of all things Hamilton. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
The unlikely romance between America's first treasury secretary and a young woman from a socially connected family receives fictionalized treatment that speculates on unknown details, ending on their wedding night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BITCH FACTOR by Chris Rogers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 1998

"Rogers's debut is a generous two-course meal, even though Dixie's adventures on the road and her stint as a detective seem to belong in two separate novels."
The Christmas recess hits Houston just before a jury can find rolling-stone salesman Parker Dann guilty of the hit-and-run killing of 11-year-old Betsy Keyes, and Dann's attorney, Belle Richards, is convinced that Dann's taken advantage of the break to go on a holiday of his own. Read full book review >

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ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS by Francesca Zappia
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"A wrenching depiction of depression and anxiety, respectful to fandom, online-only friendships, and the benefits and dangers of internet fame. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Creator of an astonishingly successful webcomic—or a nonentity of a high school senior? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILL FACTOR by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 30, 2005

"Turnbull's focus on his plodding detectives at the expense of livelier characters spoils what could have been a promising puzzle."
A corpse left inside the walls of the ancient city of York sends DCI George Hennessey and his partner DS Yellich to investigate a rash of new killings and an unsolved crime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAGE FACTOR by Chris Rogers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 9, 1999

"Still, readers who seethe at the injustices of the justice system will find some raucous comfort here."
Houston skip tracer Dixie Flannigan is so good at her job that she's bagged her quarry, accused rapist Lawrence Coombs, by page 12. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOCK FACTOR by Jack  Coughlin
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Will appeal to veteran and aspiring warriors, as well as conservative readers."
Grim account of combat tours in Iraq, where Marine and National Guard snipers made a crucial difference. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BURN FACTOR by Kyle Mills
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2001

"A mistake, painfully short on the author's trademark humor. Return, Mark Beamon."
Mills sets aside Mark Beamon, the exiled FBI profiler of his first three novels (Free Fall, 2000, etc.), for fledgling Bureau researcher Quinn Barry. Read full book review >

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THE PLEASURE OF ELIZA LYNCH by Anne Enright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"A stylish account of the rise (she never actually falls) of a Latin American Moll Flanders—and a further step in Enright's increasingly promising career."
Irish author Enright's lush third novel is a real departure from its predecessors (What Are You Like?, 2000; The Wig My Father Wore, 2001): bleak, blunt studies of lonely women seeking familial and romantic connection. Read full book review >