Search Results: "Gayle Wigglesworth"


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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"A quick, conversational read with the coziest of settings that leaves readers longing for a stronger narrator."
Set in a mythical town on the bluffs of the Oregon coastline, Wigglesworth's first installment of the Glenda at Large Mystery series is a cozy, quirky whodunit and adult ghost story. 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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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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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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I WAS HERE by Gayle Forman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"An engrossing and provocative look at the devastating finality of suicide, survivor's guilt, the complicated nature of responsibility and even the role of the Internet in life-and-death decisions. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Part tautly paced mystery, part psychological study of suicide and its aftereffects. 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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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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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 >