Search Results: "Grant Ginder"


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DRIVER'S EDUCATION by Grant Ginder
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Tall tales need larger-than-life characters; Alistair and Finn are on the small side."
Ginder (This Is How It Starts, 2009), in his second novel, enlists three generations of an American family to illustrate the way myth and fantasy penetrate everyday lives. Read full book review >

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THIS IS HOW IT STARTS by Grant Ginder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"A passable, watery caricature."
Recent college grad tries to navigate the political minefields and glossy nightlife of Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING by Grant Ginder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A daisy chain of debacles makes time spent with 'people we hate' good fun."
An extravagant wedding is threatened by equally lavish family tensions. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Leigh Grant
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Other versions of the song abound, but this may well supersede them all. (Picture book/folklore. 9+)"
An enlightening rendition of the holiday song, enhanced by generous historical notes and elaborate, festive illustrations. Read full book review >

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MESSENGER OF FEAR by Michael Grant
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"An unusual and intriguing puzzle of a book. (Paranormal suspense. 14 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Mara thinks she might be dead when she wakes up in a mist and finds herself with a strange boy dressed in black and displaying frightening supernatural powers. Read full book review >

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HUNGER by Michael Grant
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"Missable. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
As their numbers diminish, the kids of the FAYZ struggle to survive. Read full book review >

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WHITE HEAT by K.M. Grant
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Purchase where the first volume is popular. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Plot advancement defers to character development in this sequel set during the 13th-century Albigensian crusade. Read full book review >

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OXBLOOD by Annalisa Grant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"This fast-paced spy novel has just the right amount of international intrigue and danger; a touch of romance is a sweet bonus. (Thriller. 16 & up)"
Victoria Asher, 20, leads an uneventful life in Miami, working at a diner and celebrating her birthday eating pie and ice cream with her best friend—but when she receives an ominous package from her brother, Gil, her entire world shifts. Read full book review >

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DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY by Grant Sutherland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Nicely plotted, with good characters and some clever twists."
A diplomatic thriller by Sutherland (Due Diligence, not reviewed) that takes us into the seedier reaches of UN diplomacy. Read full book review >

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DEAD ON YOUR FEET by Grant Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1993

"Much here for gay balletomanes, but others may have less interest in Stan's romantic soul-searching, his bumbling detective work, and his clientele back at Snips."
A third appearance for Boston hairdresser/amateur sleuth Stan Kraychik (Love You to Death, 1992, etc.), who's all a-dither at committing to a relationship with Nureyev-like choreographer Rafik Panossian, now working on a new ballet for controversial director Max Harkey. Read full book review >