Search Results: "Geoffrey Farrington"


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THE REVENANTS by Geoffrey Farrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2003

"Far superior to most of Anne Rice's empurpled Gothicism, and, quite possibly, the best vampire novel since Dracula."
The ghoulish misdeeds and conflicted psychology of the undead are memorably explored in this classic supernatural thriller, published in England in 1983 and previously unavailable in the US. Read full book review >

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OH DEAR, GEOFFREY! by Gemma O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Oh yes, Geoffrey! (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can a clumsy giraffe make friends? Read full book review >

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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU by Susan Farrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"This could be a conversation starter about the manifestation of love between an adult-child reading pair…once they've parsed the attention-getting artwork. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Farrington's picture-book debut looks at all the things an adult caregiver loves about a child. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE’S WAR by Tim Farrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Smooth writing, honest characters, predictable outcome."
A moist-eyed story switches between the grim work of a Marine captain in Vietnam and the hand-wringing of his wife and children back in Virginia. Read full book review >

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BLUES FOR HANNAH by Tim Farrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"A fine second novel that serves as a quiet meditation on the reaches of love."
The author of the quirky California Book of the Dead (1997) offers a more somber look at those seeking salvation, whether in the arms of a lover or on the spiritual plane. Read full book review >

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THE MONK DOWNSTAIRS by Tim Farrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Sappy, sentimental, and painfully earnest: the sort of silliness that will appeal to anyone who has ever wept over Joseph Campbell or Enya."
The latest New Age soap opera from Farrington (Blues for Hannah, 1998, etc.) follows the perils and joys of a cloistered monk who moves to San Francisco. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1997

"A promising debut that offers a thoroughly enjoyable view of the idiosyncrasies of West Coast living."
A joyful, wry, reflective exploration of San Francisco New Age life, circa the present. Read full book review >

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"A journey through a magical world, but one that's filled with decidedly unmagical characters."
A group of friends find a new way to explore the ocean in the latest YA novel by Farrington (Shadows of Black Bayou, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MONK UPSTAIRS by Tim Farrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"Farrington has offered some lively, character-driven fare in the past; this time around is dismal."
An aimless sequel to The Monk Downstairs (2002) begins with the marriage of Mike, the former monk, to Rebecca, his artsy landlady. Read full book review >

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PATRICK AT THE CIRCUS by Geoffrey Hayes
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Numerous vignettes per page, word balloons as well as text, rapid-fire shifts in mood and tone, and an uncomfortable combination of Katzenjammer brusqueness with treacly settings give this title a bad case of multiple and conflicting personalities. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This overly busy title featuring the return of Patrick Brown, the fuzzy little bear, and his family, suffers from a lack of focus as it crams too many subplots into a rather insipid story about going to the circus. Read full book review >

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PATRICK EATS HIS PEAS AND OTHER STORIES by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Another charmer from the reliable Hayes; newly independent readers won't need any condiments to gobble it down. (Graphic easy reader. 4-6)"
Four more minitales (Patrick: A Teddy Bear's Picnic and Other Stories, 2011) take the irrepressible ursine from mealtime to bathtime to bedtime, with a side venture out into the yard to "help" daddy rake leaves. Read full book review >

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BENNY AND PENNY IN LIGHTS OUT by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Another outing positively radiant with child appeal, featuring a pair of close siblings with complementary personalities. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
It's bedtime for the mouseling brother and sister—but not before plenty of horsing around and a deliciously scary expedition into the backyard. Read full book review >