Search Results: "Gayle Redfern"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 29, 2009

"A valuable, earth-friendly lesson, not presented artfully."
In Redfern's encyclopedic second book, she looks to the lessons modern civilization should learn from ancient, indigenous cultures. Read full book review >

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THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES by Elizabeth Redfern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2001

"Kick off your shoes, lean back in your favorite chair—and make sure your thinking cap stays securely in place. The Music of the Spheres demands an attentive ear, even as its multiple harmonies enchant and satisfy the senses."
A growing sense of intellectual excitement pervades this richly imagined and densely plotted debut, a worthy companion to such successful literary historical fiction as Iain Pears's An Instance of the Fingerpost and Matthew G. Kneale's English Passengers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"It is little wonder that the FBI considered these documents suitable for declassification, considering their acute lack of anything original, though it is something to witness the FBI's collective befuddlement in face of the events: Join the crowd."
Captivating, if utterly inconclusive, material from FBI investigations into unidentified flying objects and aliens, culled from declassified files and assembled here by veteran UFO researcher Redfern. Read full book review >

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AURIEL RISING by Elizabeth Redfern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2004

"Absolutely stunning. A model of the genre."
If Agatha Christie had written historical fiction, she might have devised something as deliciously convoluted as Redfern's second (after the splendid The Music of the Spheres, 2001). Read full book review >

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The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights by Redfern Jon Barrett
ROMANCE
Released: June 1, 2015

"A contrived, uninvolving love triangle surrounded by a sprightlier comedy of modern manners."
Love conquers all, especially such trivial things as monogamy and sexual orientation, in this polyamorous romance. 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 >

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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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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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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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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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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 >