Search Results: "Jan Andrews"


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THE AUCTION by Jan Andrews
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"In her picture book debut, Reczuch is overgeometrical in many of her details, and her figures are almost wooden; still, the story's authentic human warmth glows from her illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From two Canadians, a bittersweet goodbye to a family farm. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"C'est fini.' (Folktales. 9-11)"
"Il était une fois…" French Canada's version of beanstalk-climbing Jack gets a rare outing in three tales refashioned from old sources by a veteran storyteller. Read full book review >

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STORIES AT THE DOOR by Jan Andrews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Good source notes cap a better-than-average collection. (Folktales. 10-12)"
Canadian yarnspinner Andrews offers tellable Anglicized versions of six lighthearted folktales drawn from diverse traditions. Read full book review >

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AN EYE FOR GOLD by Sarah Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Sprawling as the Nevada desert, with far too many interesting but digressive professorial discourses on earth science, Indian meditation, twin-engine piloting, and century-old land bills."
Antsy for something to do while her staunch Mormon cop boyfriend Ray is on the job, tetchy, unemployed forensic geologist Em Hansen (Bone Hunter, 1999, etc.) succumbs to the pleas of FBI honcho Tom Latimer, a master manipulator, and agrees to accompany him on a recon. Read full book review >

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SEQUENCE by Lori Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 2006

"Dedicated readers may relish exploring this unusual branch of the military, but not necessarily the impersonal story in which it's couched."
A suspenseful first novel from biotechnologist and nonfiction author Andrews (Body Bazaar, 2001, etc.) offers within a workmanlike plot an insiders' look into the armed-services pathology lab. Read full book review >

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IN COLD PURSUIT by Sarah Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 23, 2007

"Andrews (Dead Dry, 2005, etc.) sets a satisfying combination of mystery, politics, science and history in a land of stark beauty and ever-present danger."
Antarctica proves the perfect location for a classic locked-room puzzle. Read full book review >

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MIDAS by Russell Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 22, 2005

"Overly convoluted, as seems inevitable in an Andrews thriller, but readers who hang in will be vastly entertained. And maybe a bit unnerved."
Terrorists, yes—ruthless, violent, frightening—but whose terrorists? Read full book review >

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CROUCHING BUZZARD, LEAPING LOON by Donna Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Even so, Andrews is unlikely ever to find a setting better suited to her brand of frantically inventive farce than Silicon Valley East."
Bereft of her drama teacher sweetie, off filming a TV series, blacksmith/amateur sleuth Meg Langslow (Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingoes, 2001, etc.) has gone undercover as an office manager at her brother Rob's suburban Virginia software firm because he thinks something's fishy. Read full book review >

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DUCK THE HALLS by Donna Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Not many felonies, clues or deductions, and rather too many pranks and Shiffley cousins who wander through the story with little motivation. There's charm enough here to get by with Meg's many fans, but newcomers will want to open other gifts in this waggish series first."
To celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, Caerphilly, Va., goes to the birds. And snakes. And skunks. Read full book review >

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HOME by Julie Andrews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"Bears out the suspicion that Richard Stirling's unrevealing Julie Andrews: An Intimate Biography (2008) faithfully reflects its subject's personality."
Closing on the eve of her Oscar-winning film debut in Mary Poppins, Andrews's memoir focuses on a young and, in most respects, rather ordinary girl with a complicated home life and a freakishly precocious larynx. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2012

"Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2012), it stands on its own in inventiveness, humor and heart. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A frequently hysterical confessional from a teen narrator who won't be able to convince readers he's as unlikable as he wants them to believe. Read full book review >