Search Results: "Jaime Lee Moyer"


BOOK REVIEW

DELIA'S SHADOW by Jaime Lee Moyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"The narrative is impeccably constructed and presented, almost to the point where it seems like it's on rails, though the characters are life-sized and blessedly free of any compulsion to do stupid things in order to further the plot. What's missing are sparks of originality to make it stand out."
Ghosts and serial killers in 1915 San Francisco, Moyer's debut. Read full book review >

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SIZE ZERO by A.C. Moyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2017

"A memorable, deeply strange thriller that takes a gonzo approach to real-world fashion problems."
A sharp young woman and a disillusioned heir team up in this mystery novel. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND COMING OF LUCY HATCH by Marsha Moyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Small-town life nicely detailed. As a love story, though, sweet but unsubstantial: a romance snack."
A heartwarming (or "heartwarming") first novel about an apparently intelligent young woman who makes a dumb first choice at love but gets a second chance. Read full book review >

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TWILIGHT AT THE EQUATOR by Jaime Manrique
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 1997

"A powerful take on various forms of violence, suicide, political repression, sexual abuse, and the possibility of transcending them through love and art. (Author tour)"
Poet and novelist Manrique (Latin Moon in Manhattan, 1992, etc.) returns with further tales of Santiago (Sammy) Martinez, a gay Colombian writer/filmmaker tormented by past and present horrors despite his picaresque, cosmopolitan life. Read full book review >

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DIGGING FOR DIRT by Jaime Lowe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 2008

"Rousing and well-informed, though a bit too impressed with itself."
The late firecracker MC gets his due in a worshipful eulogy. Read full book review >

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FLASHFALL by Jenny Moyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A distinctive post-apocalyptic world stunted by clumsy writing and ambiguous worldbuilding. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
Generations have passed since the cosmic event that formed the flash curtain, a toxic wall of deadly radiation. The remaining humans are scratching out a desperate survival in the hellish aftermath. Read full book review >

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FLASHTIDE by Jenny Moyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"An intriguing follow-up. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Dram and Orion have survived the tunnels of Outpost Five, but they find life on the other side of the dangerous flash curtain just as deadly. Read full book review >

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BURNING EMERALD by Jaime Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2012

"The simultaneous broadening of world, story and character will please fans. (discussion questions) (Paranormal romance. 13-17)"
Adjusting to her new status as a Cambion and the rest of the fallout from Living Violet (2012), Samara learns just how complicated sharing a single body with an extra soul can be. Read full book review >

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GARDEN LAKES by Jaime Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"An intriguing cross-section of loneliness and power in the world of boys and men."
Charlie Martens recounts an ill-fated high school program that haunts him into adulthood. Read full book review >

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BLUE by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2006

"The density and the first-person voice will turn some away, but the subject of polio is a rare one in children's fiction, and these characters and their story are worth getting to know. (endnotes, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Blue, 13, writes of Hickory, N.C., January 1944-June 1945. Read full book review >

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JUST TELL ME I CAN'T by Jamie Moyer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A fascinating look at one man's improbable athletic journey, offering insight into one of sport's most cerebral positions."
Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Platt (Only the Strong Survive: The Odyssey of Allen Iverson, 2002, etc.) tells the story of how Moyer turned a below-average career into the stuff of legend, becoming, at 49, the oldest pitcher in Major League Baseball history to win a game. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF JAYSON PORTER by Jaime Adoff
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"As Jayson comes back to life, readers can't help but wish the turnaround had been more realistic. (Fiction. YA)"
Abuse coupled with the death of a friend drives a teen over the edge and toward a new life. Read full book review >