Search Results: "Harlan Ellison"


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SLIPPAGE by Harlan Ellison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 1997

"A varied and powerful collection."
``The world seems precarious to me now,'' the prodigiously productive Ellison (more than 65 books, including some 1,700 short stories) notes in his introduction to this collection of 21 previously uncollected science-fiction/fantasytinged tales, ``everything changes so fast, and no one remembers anything.'' Change is a recurrent element in these typically gruff, exuberant pieces, as is the conviction that humans possess an extraordinary range of talents and powers, few of which we thoroughly exploit. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2010

"A gripping reconstruction of a media story whose implications have yet to fully unfold."
A former Wall Street Journal reporter delivers a behind-the-scenes account of Rupert Murdoch's takeover of the venerable publication. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A tribute to the remarkable strength of a family in the face of disaster."
A potently straightforward account of how Brooke Ellison managed to attend a mainstream public school and graduate from Harvard after being struck by a car and paralyzed from the neck down at age 11. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO INDEPENDENCE BASIN by Matt Ellison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2016

"A haunting but hopeful story of the new West and the unlikely passions it stirs."
A man returns to the small Western town where he grew up and finds that his family history won't stay buried in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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NOTES FROM GHOST TOWN by Kate Ellison
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Sudsy but satisfying. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
A teenage girl gets clues from her dead best friend that help solve his murder in this soapy paranormal romance. Read full book review >

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FLYING HOME by Ralph Ellison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Glorious, pre—Invisible Man riffs—and another fine addition to the Ellison oeuvre."
This marvelous collection of 13 stories, six of which were never published during Ellison's lifetime, partly explains the phenomenon of Invisible Man, itself no ordinary first book. Read full book review >

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WHEN SHADOWS FALL by J.T. Ellison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Ellison's a competent writer, but Sam and the choir of men that falls at her feet really constitute a romance, not a thriller."
In Ellison's latest, Samantha Owens—a medical examiner with a tragic past—becomes enmeshed in another mysterious murder case. Read full book review >

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SECONDS AWAY by Harlan Coben
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"An involving thriller that moves like lightning. (Mystery. 11-16)"
High school sleuth Mickey Bolitar continues to find trouble...or maybe it finds him (Shelter, 2011). Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Source notes; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A brief but comprehensive look at the emotionally charged issues of bilingualism and bilingual education. Read full book review >

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HOLD TIGHT by Harlan Coben
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2008

"There are surprises aplenty, but this time the ambitious scope—the anatomy of suburban vice—works against suspense; there are just too many cutaways to other embattled characters you want to root for but can't remember why."
How much do you trust your children, and what would you do if your efforts to keep tabs on them pushed them even further away? Read full book review >

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PROMISE ME by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 25, 2006

"As usual, Coben piles on the plot twists, false leads, violent set pieces and climactic surprises with the unfocused intensity that have made his thrillers (The Innocent, 2005, etc.) such a hot ticket."
After six years of spinning jaw-dropping stand-alone thrillers, Coben brings back his sports agent—make that everything agent—Myron Bolitar (Darkest Fear, 2000, etc.) for an encore. Read full book review >