Search Results: "Glenda Riley"


BOOK REVIEW

DIVORCE by Glenda Riley
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"Informative, but Riley should have made the central text as readable as the epilogue."
A tedious history of divorce in the US from Puritan—yes, Puritan—times. Read full book review >

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HEARTACHE AND OTHER NATURAL SHOCKS by Glenda Leznoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Steeped in the history of the Quebecois separatist movement and 1970s fashion and pop culture, this isn't groundbreaking stuff, but it is a refreshing break from contemporary teen fiction. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
She said, she said, with a dose of Shakespearean intrigue. Read full book review >

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THE HOTTEST NIGHT OF THE CENTURY by Glenda Adams
Released: May 25, 1989

Short story collection, released simultaneously with Adams' novel (see above): a dozen rather slight stories, some experimental in structure, few more than ten pages in length. Read full book review >

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A SMALL FREE KISS IN THE DARK by Glenda Millard
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"This philosophical, appealing survival tale is simultaneously grim and hopeful. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Eleven-year-old Skip, a budding artist, is a runaway from a violent foster home. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPEST OF CLEMENZA by Glenda Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A distinctive and likable novel."
Stories within stories, like a set of Russian nesting dolls, this latest from Australian writer Adams (Longleg, 1992, etc.) is striking work—both lyrical and enigmatic, with the grander components of a fairy tale forming the contours of its frame. Read full book review >

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CHANGES AND DREAMS by Glenda Beagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 1997

"Tales of loss and desperation unfortunately too pallid to resonate fully."
A second collection (after The Medlar Tree—not reviewed) of 13 carefully crafted stories from Beagan, a Welsh poet and writer, offers gentle evocations of time and place but seems finally rather bland. Read full book review >

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GAMES OF THE STRONG by Glenda Adams
Released: May 25, 1989

Lackluster futuristic novel about a young woman's resistance to a totalitarian regime, by Australian-born Adams (Dancing on Coral, 1987). Read full book review >

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THE GEOGRAPHY OF LOVE by Glenda Burgess
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Wrenchingly painful, but intensely affecting."
Novelist Burgess (Exposures, 2005, etc.) expressively and excruciatingly chronicles her emotional struggle when cancer afflicts her husband. Read full book review >

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KING FLASHYPANTS AND THE EVIL EMPEROR by Andy Riley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"An agreeably fizzy series opener. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Evil Emperor Nurbison has his eye on the peaceful, neighboring kingdom of Edwinland. Read full book review >

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LOVE TWELVE MILES LONG by Glenda Armand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"Share this with young readers as a series of homilies on dreams and a family love strong enough to overcome any adversity. (afterword) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Frederick Douglass' mother imparts 12 lessons, one for each mile she walks on her clandestine nighttime visits to him. Read full book review >

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LAYLA, QUEEN OF HEARTS by Glenda Millard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Barton's illustrations gently convey the bonds of affection among the author's eccentric, engaging characters. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Layla Elliott and Griffin Silk are best friends, and she's become a virtual Silk family member. Read full book review >