Search Results: "Haven Gillespie"


BOOK REVIEW

SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN by J. Fred Coots
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The end effect is buoyantly boisterous, though the frenetic energy of the crowded illustrations may leave adults feeling as though they've eaten too much Christmas candy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A large teddy bear is the narrating character in this big, bright, and busy rendition of the bouncy Christmas song. Read full book review >

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UNACCOMPANIED MINOR by Hollis Gillespie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 18, 2014

"A high-sky winner all the way from coast to coast. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A laugh-out-loud thriller about family court, money laundering and skyjacking. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2004

"A heartfelt slice of time, twining Gillespie and his father's love for each other with their love for the game of golf."
Canadian author Gillespie makes his US debut with a pleasing, personalized tour of one of golf's woolly precincts, the links in the Scottish town of Gullane. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHT BEARER by Donna Gillespie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Earnest ambitions, but essentially a protracted, middling love story."
Set in the Roman Empire, a debut novel that rivals the ancient epics—at least for length. Read full book review >

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LADY OF THE LIGHT by Donna Gillespie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Gillespie provides yet another invincible female heroine in Auriane's daughter Avenahar—look for her apotheosis in the next installment."
The sequel to Gillespie's elaborate Roman epic featuring proud warrior Auriane (The Light Bearer, 1994) finds the now middle-aged woman on the verge of retirement while comfortably ensconced in her lover Marcus Julianus's estate with two daughters. Read full book review >

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DOLLAR DAZE by Karin Gillespie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Sweet and amusing tale of romance and lust for the older crowd."
The love bug has bitten the Bottom Dollar Girls. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2001

"Not the weightiest of tomes, but quite delightful and very amusing."
Fresh and funny memoirs of a childhood in America's heartland, written by one who was born there in 1965 and can still remember the way a child experienced it. Read full book review >

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BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR by Karin Gillespie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"A winner of a first novel, filled with southern-style zingers and funny folks."

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WE WILL BE CRASHING SHORTLY by Hollis Gillespie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 15, 2015

"Despite turbulence, an amusing airline-industry thriller that informs as it entertains. (Thriller. 12-16)"
The sequel to Unaccompanied Minor (2014) delivers another round of in-the-air shenanigans for would-be airline heiress April Mae Manning.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IODINE by Haven Kimmel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Overwritten, lugubrious and self-consciously oblique."
Kimmel (The Used World, 2007, etc.) tells the story of an unbalanced Indiana college girl who may have been abused in childhood. Read full book review >