Search Results: "Erica Orloff"


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IN DREAMS by Erica Orloff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"Solid. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
Orloff mixes suspense, romance and Greek mythology to tell the tale of a 16-year-old girl who learns that her dreams might kill her. Read full book review >

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ILLUMINATED by Erica Orloff
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A beach read that might inspire an interest in history. (Romance. 12-17)"
The hunt for the origins of a medieval tome sets the backdrop for revelations and romance in a Boston teen's savvy first-person tale. Read full book review >

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KILLER ROUTINE by Alan Orloff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 2011

"Good-hearted characters who aren't wimps make this premiere of the Last Laff series a winner."
He who laughs last lasts in this whodunit centered on a comedy club. Read full book review >

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THE CHALICE OF IMMORTALITY by Erica Kirov
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"After its strong start in The Eternal Hourglass (2009), this series has been treading water, but fans may still be willing to take a dip. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Thirteen-year-old Nick Kirov has a sort of wizard's Bar Mitzvah in this, the third outing in the Magickeepers series. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"A pleaser for fans of Michael Scott's Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Though grounded in Russian history and stocked with the customary swords, magical artifacts, a prophecy and shadowy foes, this fantasy earns style points for being set in modern Las Vegas—in a hotel whose residents include polar bears, giant Siberian tigers and Princess Anastasia herself. Read full book review >

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RAISEL'S RIDDLE by Erica Silverman
Released: March 2, 1999

"Graber's illustrations are the perfectly complement, embodying Raisel's transformation from a life of servitude to one of riches 'more precious than rubies.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
Silverman (The Halloween House, 1997, etc.) tells of Raisel, an orphan girl who is raised by her scholarly grandfather until his death; three wishes from an old beggar woman allow Raisel to attend the Purim play dressed as Queen Esther, where she captures the attention of the rabbi's son. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 30, 2012

"A well-crafted and satisfying work about art and relationships."
Miles' debut novel delivers a richly detailed love story of cultural opposites in 1960s Brooklyn, N.Y. Read full book review >

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FEAR OF FIFTY by Erica Jong
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 1994

"With a quotable line on almost every page, Jong's story is more than flash and fire—there's poetry and wisdom, too. (First serial to Parade and Cosmopolitan; Literary Guild selection; $130,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A half-century under her belt has not staled Jong's passion nor has painful controversy withered her talent for unflinching observation. Read full book review >

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THE GRANITE MOTH by Erica Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2015

"More concentrated than Kathleen's debut, Wright's second entry begins to develop a detective who can shine through all those costume changes."
Private eye Kathleen Stone (The Red Chameleon, 2014) gives her wigs a workout trying to figure out who's menacing New York's drag queens.Read full book review >

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THE RIVER AT NIGHT by Erica Ferencik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"The wilderness adventure part of this book is excellent; the heart-of-darkness horror movie in the third act less so. Still, you won't put it down."
A gal-pal vacation goes over the falls and into hell. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE FOR SARA by Erica Spindler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Thriller connoisseurs won't find any thrills here. Still, a decent summer read for fans of romance."
Best-selling author Spindler relies on clichés and red herrings to flesh out this modestly entertaining thriller. Read full book review >

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BE LIKE THE FOX by Erica Benner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"Benner succeeds at what every biographer tries to do: she brings her subject to life for her readers."
A new look at an old book—and the philosopher/diplomat who wrote it. Read full book review >