Search Results: "Ervin Sims"


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END OF THE AGE: THE HISTORIAN by Ervin Sims
Released: Oct. 18, 2012

"A futuristic novel with insufficient worldbuilding."
A man who lives in a future peaceful world ruled by a religious government finds himself questioning his circumstances in Sims's second book of a planned trilogy. Read full book review >

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SIMS by
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 23, 2003

"Large sales loom."
A big medical thriller about genetics and Dr. Wilson's most intriguing tale since The Keep (1981). Read full book review >

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MYRA SIMS by Janis Owens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A wryly sweet if underwhelming down-home saga."
Complementing the story told by Gabe Catts in the author's much-praised first novel, My Brother Michael (1997), comes the tale of Myra Sims, an abused young woman. Read full book review >

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LIBBIE SIMS, WORRY WART by Gayle Rogers Lockwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

An unexceptional first novel about a sixth grader whose biggest worries have to do with her Mom possibly remarrying her first husband (Libbie and her older sister are children of a long-divorced second) and with getting along with a prickly, pretty new girl. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2008

"Fascinating and informative, but ultimately dizzying."
An octogenarian and “human ecology” expert condenses his trilogy of better-living guide books into one powerhouse volume. Read full book review >

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BURNING DOWN GEORGE ORWELL'S HOUSE by Andrew Ervin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"A dramatic, thoughtful, and at times comic revisiting of (and attempt to escape from) Orwell's world."
Advertising, single-malt whisky, and a remote Scottish island feature prominently in this novel about a man paying homage to his love for Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.Read full book review >

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THE STRING OF LIFE by Ervin Y. Kedar
Released: April 1, 2008

"An intimate portrayal of war that, at times, devolves into sentimentality."
A young Jewish man joins an underground military organization in the aftermath of World War II and fights to save his people. Read full book review >

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THE ACTRESS by Elizabeth Sims
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2008

"In her first departure from her Lillian Byrd series (Easy Street, 2005, etc.), Sims crafts a page-turner from stem to stern."
A penniless actress hired to coach a woman on trial for killing her child finds even more mystery behind the case. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF HENRY THOREAU by Michael Sims
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Ably directs readers back to the primary works of Thoreau and his contemporaries."
Delving into the observations of people around Thoreau, such as family, other transcendentalists and townspeople, as well as the famed writer's works, Sims (The Story of Charlotte's Web: E.B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic, 2011, etc.) aims to flesh out this uniquely American genius. Read full book review >

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LUCKY STIFF by Elizabeth Sims
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Mushy pulp fiction that entertains but doesn't quite rise to its own ambitions."
Lillian Byrd (Damn Straight, 2003) is playing mandolin and passing the hat on the streets of Detroit when a childhood friend brings her past rushing back. Read full book review >

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Drapers Forge by Richard Sims
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An illuminating novel about westward expansion in North America in the late 18th century, marred by uneven prose."
American frontier settlers fight off British and Native American attackers in 1774 and 1775. Read full book review >

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SHARK IN SCHOOL by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A solid book that accurately depicts many of the heartaches of the first days at a new school. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Matthew Jackson is about to attend a new school, but that's not the worst of it: He hasn't done his summer reading because he thinks he doesn't know how to read, and he only has one friend, J.P. When school begins, the horrors mount. Read full book review >