Search Results: "Graham McKenzie"


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A Florentine Influence by Graham McKenzie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2014

"A carefully crafted meditation on disappointment that includes many scenes of beauty worth savoring."
A solitary art historian reflects on the men and women he's loved in McKenzie's melancholy debut novel. Read full book review >

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I WANNA BE A GREAT BIG DINOSAUR by Heath McKenzie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"Something like a gender-switched companion to the author's My Rules for Being a Pretty Princess (2015), but with more give and take between the roles. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A little boy finds out what dinosaurs do…and vice versa. Read full book review >

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IN A SPLIT SECOND by Sophie McKenzie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 10, 2015

"Lucky U.K. readers get cliffhangers and toothsome prose, but at least Americans still get the thrills of the shooting practice and bombing plots. (Thriller. 13-15)"
In a very near future, two teenagers in a scarcely functional London are caught up in terrorist plots. Read full book review >

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SMOKE by Catherine McKenzie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A solid if uninspired drama with a bit of criminal intrigue thrown in."
As a wildfire threatens a Colorado town, two old friends confront their own dangerous home fires—one is on the brink of divorce, the other suspects her teenage son of arson. Read full book review >

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MY RULES FOR BEING A PRETTY PRINCESS by Heath McKenzie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Funny and pointed; a fast, enjoyable read for both the youngest, would-be princesses and their male counterparts. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl learns from a "real" pretty princess about rigid, downright icky, expectations for those who would be pretty princesses. Read full book review >

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STOP THAT GIRL by Elizabeth McKenzie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2005

"A fine first book, alive with energy, wit, and real promise."
A debut novel-in-stories deftly captures one woman's life—from childhood through troubled young adult years that include motherhood and a failed marriage. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN by Catherine McKenzie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readable and forgettable."
An accidental death leads to secrets revealed and second thoughts expressed in McKenzie's latest (Forgotten, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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GUINEVERE’S GIFT by Nancy McKenzie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"This may find an audience, but they deserve richer fare. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
McKenzie offers a tale that would have had more going for it were it not tied to the Arthurian legend. Read full book review >

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EVERY SECOND COUNTS by Sophie McKenzie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"This breathless political thriller isn't always coherent, but it keeps the adrenaline pumping. (Thriller. 13-15)"
Two teens framed as terrorists need to save England from a terrorist attack and political takeover. Read full book review >

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SPEAK THE DEAD by Grant McKenzie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Despite the blood, guts, and falling bodies, McKenzie shoots for a light, bantering tone, which falls flat."
Violence, death, and destruction haunt a young woman and the detective who wants to save her in McKenzie's latest. Read full book review >