Search Results: "Elizabeth Kaye"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Though Curran's account of faith and perseverance is somewhat unfocused, readers will appreciate her overarching point: 'discover what makes you happy, and then act on what you've learned.' (Memoir. 11-18)"
Curran, Miss Iowa 2008, tells how she became the first major pageant contestant with a disability. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2010

"A moving, unvarnished look at living with autism and a helpful guide to action."
In this emotionally charged memoir, Hall tells the story of her first 15 years with her severely autistic son. Read full book review >

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DEMON CHICK by Marilyn Kaye
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The ending is mostly happily-ever-after, but it's a letdown after the promise of Jessica's saving humanity. (Fantasy. YA)"
Hell is banal and parents can be downright malignant, learns politician's daughter Jessica. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD CIRCUS by John Kaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Fatally hypnotized by the world it seeks to describe."
Screenwriter/director Kaye (Stars Screaming, 1997) returns with an LA mystery whose resolution isn't as important as the light it sheds on two decades of decadence. Read full book review >

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Released: March 27, 2006

"Definitely not for the kids, but Helltown's not a bad place to visit for the depraved seeking redemption."
A war hero makes his way to Hollywood, where his attempts to become a star are derailed by a world of sex and perversion. Read full book review >

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THE ROOT OF SCARCITY by Kaye Freemartin
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A dark and compelling tale of violence and dementia in colonial Massachusetts, with an unforgettable young girl at the heart of it all."
A historical novel of psychological suspense explores 17th-century New England. Read full book review >

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Released: April 10, 2007

"A surprisingly good fantasy that should appeal to teens, especially those intrigued with reincarnation and destiny."
Rooted in Australian Aboriginal spirituality, this intriguing first in a trilogy describes Earth thousands of years after an apocalypse. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF DANIEL HALE WILLIAMS by Judith Kaye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"B&w photos; index. (Biography. 8-12)"
In the Pioneers in Health and Medicine series, a useful replacement for Lillie Patterson's Sure Hands, Strong Heart (1981) and other out-of-print biographies that Kaye lists ``For Further Reading.'' Credited with the first successful heart operation (in 1893; the patient lived another 50 years), the African-American surgeon (1856-1931) was also a gifted teacher, founder of Chicago's Provident Hospital (open to all), and an important force in opening the medical profession to black nurses and physicians. Read full book review >

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THE CONFIDENTIAL CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Marvin Kaye
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 1998

"Kaye would've provided a real service for consumers by labeling this farrago of 15 stories The Contortions of Sherlock Holmes."
Interested historians may someday trace Sherlock Holmes's shift from exemplary detective to all-purpose cultural icon to Kaye's third anthology of Sherlockiana (The Resurrected Holmes, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 1996

"Still, Sherlockians left unsatisfied by Kaye's anthology The Game is Afoot (1994) will be glad to have the Adventures of the Amateur Mendicant Society, the Red Leech, the Giant Rat of Sumatra, and, of course, the Politician, the Lighthouse, and the Trained Cormorant."
A tricky concept: a series of Sherlock Holmes pastiches based on titles of cases referred to in passing by Dr. Watson, each supposedly fleshed out by a different prominent author. Read full book review >