Search Results: "Gale Zoë Garnett"


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VISIBLE AMAZEMENT by Gale Zoë Garnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2001

"A picaresque novel for the new millennium."
A 14-year-old sensualist is the subject of Canadian writer/actor Garnett's mostly engaging comic debut. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2013

"A useful guidebook for those desiring success through shrewd networking."
Effective networking modalities for a hyperconnected world. Read full book review >

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HUNT FOR THE PYXIS by Zoë Ferraris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Though the book is admittedly rousing, readers are better off setting sail on Jason Fry's Curse of the Iris (2014) than on this confusing, tepid star-sea journey. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
The "space pirate" genre turns oddly literal in this first book in a series. Read full book review >

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CITY OF VEILS by Zoë Ferraris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2010

"No final resolutions here, except to the less-than-gripping murder case, but a vividly detailed portrait of a modern land mired in medieval attitudes."
The stifling constraints placed on Saudi women form the grim backdrop for a second mystery from Ferraris (Finding Nouf, 2008). Read full book review >

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KINGDOM OF STRANGERS by Zoë Ferraris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2012

"Accomplished prose, an intricate mystery and insider Saudi scoop make for an unusual and winning combination."
In the third of a series, a Saudi Arabian detective hunts a serial killer as his career teeters on the brink. Read full book review >

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OCTOBER by Zoë  Wicomb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A carefully crafted, if at times overly austere, study of home and loss."
A heartsick academic heads from Scotland to her native South Africa to help repair her brother's broken family—and somberly, slowly muse on her past. Read full book review >

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FINDING NOUF by Zoë Ferraris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 20, 2008

"A finely nuanced first novel offering an exceptionally balanced look at male and female perspectives."
Shifting desert sands and shifting attitudes reveal the complexities—and hypocrisy—of Saudi life. Read full book review >

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NEW WORLDS 4 by David Garnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"It's easy to see—despite Garnett's editorial rant—why readers generally prefer novels."
Ten original tales from Britain, plus a nonfiction piece on recent science-fiction novels, a parochial introduction that should have been rewritten for a wider audience, and an afterword from Michael Moorcock, who also contributes one of the stories. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"A well-written extension of the reach of reason in an area fraught with phobia and hysteria."
A leading expert in nuclear medicine and in dealing with the aftermath of nuclear disasters offers a basis for assessing the risks associated with radiation. Read full book review >

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THE LAST MESSAGE RECEIVED by Emily Trunko
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"The emotional gravitas on display is not to be denied. (Nonfiction. 13 & up)"
An anthology of final communications. Read full book review >

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THE SPY by Paulo Coelho
by Paulo Coelho, translated by Zoë Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A sympathetic but sketchy portrait of a legend."
Coelho's (Adultery, 2014, etc.) novel about Mata Hari, the notorious and (in all likelihood) falsely accused World War I spy, hews closely to the facts. Read full book review >