Search Results: "Gayle Trent"


BOOK REVIEW

KILLER SWEET TOOTH by Gayle Trent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Trent (Dead Pan, 2009, etc.) features a pleasant heroine, a middling mystery and several appended dessert recipes fit for the King (Elvis, that is)."
A Virginia cake maker has a penchant for solving crimes. Read full book review >

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THE TINKER KING by Tiffany Trent
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Rushed but lush, with a nice touch of Victorian post-humanism for an original twist. (Steampunk. 13-15)"
The prize for saving the world is having to do it all over again in this companion to the steampunk romance The Unnaturalists (2012). Read full book review >

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ECHO LAKE by Letitia Trent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"Beautiful language doesn't make up for the inconsistencies that permeate this first novel."
Trent, a poet, turns her pen to literary horror in this story centering on a community with a very dark soul. Read full book review >

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THE AWAKENED WOMAN by Tererai Trent
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An empowering story coupled with easy-to-navigate steps that can help any woman achieve her full potential."
An African woman buries her written dreams in the dirt and makes them come true. Read full book review >

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THE CLOCK by Trent Duffy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"A promising debut for an elegant new series on inventions for older readers. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
This brief history of time and the instruments used to record it begins with the ancient Babylonians and moves forward to more sophisticated devices. Read full book review >

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GIDDY-UP BUCKAROOS! by Shanda Trent
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Outdoor and indoor fun and games with a Southwestern flavor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two vaqueros are up with the sun for a full day of adventure. Read full book review >

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Life on Altamont Court by Trent D Pines
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2013

"A heartwarming memoir featuring funny stories of suburban life."
Pines' debut memoir offers a lighthearted, entertaining tale about his time on Altamont Court—a small, suburban cul-de-sac in Morristown, N.J.—and the neighbors who became his surrogate 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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >