Search Results: "Galen Bradford"


BOOK REVIEW

A PRINCESS TALE by Peter Nguyen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2011

"A retrograde, positively vapid story with superficial whistles and bells that fizzle well before the clock strikes midnight. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Three fair (literally—they are all white) maidens ready themselves to vie for the prince's love. Read full book review >

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GOD REVISED by Galen Guengerich
NON-FICTION
Released: May 28, 2013

"Guengerich enriches his book with specific human elements drawn from his pastoral career, making it accessible and even evocative. However, he is simply following in the footsteps of thinkers across time who yearned for spirituality but rejected the world of the spirit."
A pastoral look at what "God" means in the face of modernity. Read full book review >

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SAPPHIRES ARE AN EARL'S BEST FRIEND by Shana Galen
ROMANCE
Released: March 4, 2014

"The courtesans are never as wicked as they pretend, but the road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun."
Lily Dawson's reputation as the Countess of Charm, a renowned courtesan, is secretly a cover for her intelligence gathering, and her current mission is compromised when the only man she's ever loved finally notices her—just as she is trying to seduce his father. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND LET SPY by Shana Galen
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The fun, ebullient spy-driven plot is gratifyingly over-the-top in a Bond-movie way, while the romantic arc remains authentic and affecting."
Despite her success as a spy, Jane Bonde is still beholden to strict social mores, so when her spymaster uncle pressures her to marry enigmatic Dominic Griffyn, she's totally conflicted. Read full book review >

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THERE WILL BE WOLVES by Karleen Bradford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Steer readers to Karen Cushman's The Midwife's Apprentice (1995) for its more richly developed characters and vivid, better-integrated picture of medieval life. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A harsh, patchy tale of the first Crusade. Read full book review >

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MARTIN AMIS by Richard Bradford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2012

"Just serviceable. Readers interested in all things Amis will want to refer to the roman à clef The Information and anxiously await an autobiography."
Indifferently written bio of "the best prose stylist in English…in the closing decades of the last and the opening of this century." Read full book review >

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LITTLE COMPUTER PEOPLE by Galen Surlak-Ramsey
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A clever computer romp that should charm readers like a fairy tale."
In this sci-fi debut, a programmer creates an artificial intelligence that upends his life. Read full book review >

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YES, LET'S by Galen Goodwin Longstreth
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Ready the backpacks—this is sure to inspire many a family. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Tag along on a family's hiking trip as they enjoy (mostly) the great outdoors and (almost always) each other. Read full book review >

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"Edifying even as it burns more bridges than it builds."
A spirited polemic against political liberalism that aims to rest on a philosophical foundation. Read full book review >

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BUTTON HILL by Michael Bradford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Rare, scary fun. With tomatoes. (Horror. 11-13)"
A moment's messing with an odd clock plunges a lad into the strange and dangerous borderland between the living world and the realms of the dead in this decidedly offbeat chiller. Read full book review >