Search Results: "Jane Higgins"


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THE BRIDGE by Jane Higgins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A suspenseful and entertaining debut. (Dystopian adventure. 12 & up)"
War propels a boy from the privileged side of town across the bridge to the enemy, where he learns the real causes of the war and about his own history. Read full book review >

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OFFSIDE by M.G. Higgins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"Higgins' briskly paced tale, skillfully alternating the drama with the sports, will capture readers' attention. (Fiction. 12-18)"
As a soccer player, student and frequent baby sitter, Faith feels beset with responsibilities. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR THE QUEEN by Joanna Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Based on actual events and richly immersive in the feel of the period, this effort rises above sometimes-awkward exposition to create a well-rounded, satisfying historical tale. (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
Everyone in New France, a village in Pennsylvania, awaits Queen Marie Antoinette's arrival—as soon as she escapes the French Revolution. Read full book review >

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BI-NORMAL by M.G. Higgins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2013

"A welcome addition to the still-small field of teen books about bisexual characters. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In a short but nonetheless expressive coming-out story, a teen football player with a girlfriend discovers he has feelings for another boy. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT HUNT by Wendy Higgins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2016

"An enjoyable-enough fantasy with a healthy sprinkling of romance. (Fantasy. 13-17)"
When a vicious beast threatens the land, the royal family must make sacrifices to defeat the menace and save the people. Read full book review >

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THUNDER POINT by Jack Higgins
Released: June 23, 1993

"Manly action with cliffhangers galore that's too derivative and contrived to be Higgins's best—but that's close enough to hit the charts with a wallop."
After 20 years of writing both WW II and contemporary thrillers, Higgins combines the two in a breakneck yarn about the wreck of a Nazi submarine—and its bombshell secret. Read full book review >

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RAIN ON THE DEAD by Jack Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"A good read for those who want bullets without the complexity or distraction of a tight narrative."
An elite British paramilitary unit squares off with a mysterious new al-Qaida master. Read full book review >

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ANYTHING FOR YOU by Kristan Higgins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Higgins' masterful storytelling and penetrating study of human nature combined with a dollop of humor make for breathtaking, heart-wrenching, compelling romance."
When Connor O'Rourke decides he wants to marry longtime on-again, off-again secret girlfriend Jessica Dunn and she turns him down flat, he tells her it's over—but no one else will do, despite his sister's attempts at matchmaking and his wish to get over her once and for all. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT RUNNER by Jack Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2002

"At one end le Carré, at the other Higgins himself (Edge of Danger, 2001, etc.), who yields to no one in mindless plotting."
Superhero Dillon gets his villain, saving us all from heaven knows what. Read full book review >

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IF YOU ONLY KNEW by Kristan Higgins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A powerful, emotionally textured winner."
A divorced wedding-dress designer tries to extricate herself from her ex-husband's new life by moving from Manhattan to her suburban hometown, just in time to see her sister's marriage rocked by a sexually graphic text. Read full book review >