Search Results: "Gayle Friesen"


BOOK REVIEW

FOR NOW by Gayle Friesen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Realistic and engaging. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Readers who wondered what happened next to the fractured family in Friesen's Losing Forever (2002) will be pleased to pick up with their lives. Read full book review >

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JANEY'S GIRL by Gayle Friesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Claire's difficult decisions about her life, and her attempts to bring the old family secrets into the light, are balanced by the humor and warmth in the dialogue and some fine, lovingly realized characters. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Friesen's first novel is a hymn to the power of forgiveness. Read full book review >

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MEN OF STONE by Gayle Friesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Worth a try, but may be a tough sell. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fifteen-year-old Ben Conrad can't seem to catch a break. Read full book review >

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MAYDAY by Jonathan Friesen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 10, 2014

"An uneven read that ultimately misses its mark. (Fantasy. 14-17)"
Even as her own soul hovers in the "middle" space, her body barely clinging to life in a hospital room, 18-year-old Crow's thoughts are consumed with protecting her sister. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE WITH THE LINCOLNS by Gayle Brandeis
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2010

"In her first novel for young readers, the author goes beyond usual stories of the civil-rights movement, demonstrating well-intentioned but tone-deaf gestures of white supporters and the discomfort of change. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Mina Edelman is convinced that her family is the reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln's. Read full book review >

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MR. COMMITMENT by Mike Gayle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Despite Gayle's stereotypical characterization of men as bumbling and clueless boys, Duffy's well-enough drawn to be a winning Everyman, and readers will be cheering him on as he heads for his emotional growth spurt."
Lightweight but touching modern relationship story, this time from a male point of view. Read full book review >

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MESMERIZED by Gayle Lynds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"What dreams may come with a new mortal coil must give us pause, though Lynds suggests it's not over about Beth's cellular memory."
Lynds (Mosaic, 1998), once a think-tank editor with a Top Secret security clearance and lately the co-author who tamed Robert Ludlum's bloodlust for !!!s in The Hades Factor, stirs furiously at her latest thriller, abandons earlier thrusts at the CIA, and spins a plot device familiar from the Minnie Driver heartwarmer Return to Me, in which Minnie's heart transplant comes from her lover's dead wife. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"But beyond this, its too-literal and disorganized approach leaves the reader—or the client—guessing."
Another attempt by Delaney (Living Your Dreams, 1979, etc.) to whip our sleeping selves into waking fulfillment through step-by- step home remedies, visits to the author's Dream and Consultation Center, or both. Read full book review >

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TURNING THIRTY by Mike Gayle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A good-natured book: free of histrionics but a tad overly sentimental."
The world's most easy-going computer programmer has a midlife crisis—sort of. Read full book review >

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DINNER FOR TWO by Mike Gayle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Slick and quick."
Britisher Gayle (My Legendary Girlfriend, 2002) bowls another one down the lad-lit lane with this slight and lighthearted riff on fatherhood. Read full book review >

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INSOMNIAC by Gayle Greene
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

"An honest, passionate and relentless quest, but at more than 500 pages, even fellow sufferers may be (perhaps happily) exhausted by Greene's overzealous tome."
A lifelong insomniac battles the stigma attached to her disorder. Read full book review >

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LEAVE ME by Gayle Forman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An appealing fairy tale for the exhausted and underappreciated."
What if an overworked mother simply walked away? Could she find herself yet keep her abandoned family? Read full book review >