Search Results: "Gayle Redfern"


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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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COLD WAR ON MAPLEWOOD STREET by Gayle Rosengren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A pleasant-enough story about a moment in history rarely captured in literature, this book doesn't rise above the ordinary. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
The Cuban missile crisis disrupts a Chicago girl's life. Read full book review >

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SISTERS IN SANITY by Gayle Forman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Think Girl, Interrupted meets Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. (author's note) (Fiction. YA)"
Punked out, pierced, tattooed and attitudinal, Brit Hemphill is an average teen, basking in her own rebellion and arrogance. Read full book review >

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IF I STAY by Gayle Forman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

"Forman excels at inserting tiny but powerful details throughout, including the realistic sounds, smells and vocabulary of a hospital, which will draw readers into this masterful text and undoubtedly tug at even the toughest of heartstrings. (Fiction. YA)"
When snow cancels school, Mia and her family pile into their beat-up station wagon for a drive. Read full book review >

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IDYLL FEARS by Stephanie Gayle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Hobbled only by a monotonously terse style, Gayle's follow-up to Idyll Threats (2015) is believable in both characterization and the ebb and flow of police detection."
A kidnapped boy disrupts a small Connecticut town's holiday season. Read full book review >

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MY LEGENDARY GIRLFRIEND by Mike Gayle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2002

"While readers may sometimes have to resist the urge to throttle Will, Gayle pokes enough fun at his character's self-induced and hilariously pathetic predicament to make this a genial time-killer."
Londoner loser obsesses over the loss of the love of his life, in a slight but not unlikable marriage of Nick Hornby and romantic-comedy clichés. Read full book review >

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MASQUERADE by Gayle Lynds
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A tedious would-be thriller that quickly shows itself to be a sheep in wolf's clothing. (Author tour)"
An overlong, tiresome debut from erstwhile think-tank editor Lynds. 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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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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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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WHAT THE MOON SAID by Gayle Rosengren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"Sensitive and tender. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A coming-of-age tale gets to the heart of family dynamics in the face of drastic life changes in the earliest days of the Depression. Read full book review >

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THE REVEREND THOMAS'S FALSE TEETH by Gayle Gillerlain
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Schutzer's hot, bright colors and swirling line suit the broad humor and energy of the tale; especially striking is a spread of brother Will diving for the teeth among fish and eelgrass, broken crockery and old boots. (Picture book/folklore. 5-9)"
For Gillerlain's first book, a lighthearted, high-spirited retelling of an old Eastern Shore tall tale about a preacher, on his way to dinner, who accidently drops his false teeth in the bay. Read full book review >