Search Results: "Ernest Lawrence Thayer"


BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A solid hit. (Poetry. 8+)"
"The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day. . . ." Read full book review >

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THE 20-MINUTE BREAK by Ernest Lawrence Rossi
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1991

"More New Age therapy for self-help fans; a wait-and-see book for skeptics."
Therapist Rossi teams up with health-writer Nimmons to promote the benefits to be gained from exploitation of ``ultradians,'' or the natural biological rhythms that occur more than once a day (circadian rhythms are those that occur about once a day, and infradians less than once a day). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Finished off with a detailed account of the poem's history, this may not supercede Christopher Bing's Caldecott Honor-winning rendition (2000) for period flavor, but it does capture the episode's epic scale and perfectly tuned melodrama. (Picture book/poetry. 7-10)"
Of the making of Caseys there seems no end, but here the illustrator of John Lithgow's Remarkable Farkle McBride (2000) delivers the chestnut with such broad, satirical panache that only the dourest of spoilsports will be able to resist going along for the ride. Read full book review >

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FORCE 12 by James Thayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 14, 2001

"A masterful, enthralling sea story to put alongside the genre's classics."
Smashing, edge-of-the-seat thriller about a gloomy rescue paratrooper with a death wish who risks all to save a monomaniacal software mogul and the mogul's ex-lover in the storm-tossed Bering Sea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELONGING by Nancy Thayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"9% pure formula."
Thayer always writes compellingly about women's lives, but sometimes the stories feel close to the bone while, other times, they're as dazzling but weightless as soap bubbles. Read full book review >

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LAWRENCE MILLMAN
by Gregory McNamee

In the winter of 1941, nine members of an Inuit community in a remote corner of the Hudson Bay died at the hands of three neighbors, one of whom proclaimed himself to be Jesus Christ returning at the end of days. The victims were presumed to be safe harbors for the devil, and one of the killers, a teenage girl ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WILD GOOSE CHASE by Terri Thayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Dewey's debut compares well to other cozies that use craft shops as backgrounds for murder."
A computer geek inherits a quilt shop, helps run a booth at the Northern California Quilt Extravaganza and becomes a murder suspect. Read full book review >

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MONKEY WRENCH by Terri Thayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2012

"Thayer's pleasant latest (Old Maid's Puzzle, 2008, etc.) offers its curious heroine a touch of romance and several puzzles to solve, and adds quilting tips for the like-minded."
A quilt-shop owner's ideas for promoting her shop and helping an employee involve her in a case of murder. Read full book review >

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THE GUEST COTTAGE by Nancy Thayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"It's a pleasant escape to a state of mind in which rebuilding a life is as simple as pitching an umbrella and spreading out a towel."
Everything is better at the beach—even divorce—in the bestselling author's (Nantucket Sisters, 2014, etc.) latest love story set in Nantucket.Read full book review >

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STRONG FOR POTATOES by Cynthia Thayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 1998

"In all, an agenda-driven tale of concepts rather than characters, who, here, follow a script more than they do their heads and hearts."
A first novel celebrates diversity and strong women with a plot that does a lot of heavy lifting to get the story off the ground. Read full book review >

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FIVE PAST MIDNIGHT by James Thayer
Released: Aug. 4, 1997

"A slick period-piece in the estimable tradition of Geoffrey Household's Rogue Male."
Old pro Thayer (White Star, 1995, etc.) delivers a fast-moving and entertaining (if fanciful) account of how Hitler met his end toward the close of WW II. Read full book review >