Search Results: "John Eliot Gardiner"


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BACH by John Eliot Gardiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2013

"An erudite work resting on prodigious research and experience and deep affection and admiration."
A celebrated conductor of baroque music debuts with an examination of Bach's compositions, descriptions of various works and some inferences about the genius who created them. Read full book review >

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WHAAM! by John Gardiner
Released: Nov. 15, 2008

"Students of yesteryear counterculture may claim this as their new favorite book."
A topsy-turvy, kaleidoscopic journey through the 1960s by Australian-born writer John Gardiner. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE STITCH by John Rolfe Gardiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Provocative and elegantly written, but overly didactic. For all the talk, Eula never does confront her other self, and the twins never clear the hurdle of dating and marriage."
Prison or sanctuary? That's just one of the thorny relationship questions facing a pair of identical twins. Read full book review >

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THE MAGELLAN HOUSE by John Rolfe Gardiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A mixed batch from a superior craftsman."
Life is a minefield for the unsuspecting protagonists of nine wide-ranging tales. Read full book review >

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SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE by John Rolfe Gardiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 1999

"Yet the portrait of wartime France is convincing, and Gardiner's meditations on the obligations of medicine and on the nature of familial love remain original and moving."
By Gardiner (In the Heart of the Whole World, 1988, etc.), a complex, often startling tale about the nature of loyalty (to family, to the state, to an ideal) and on medicine's struggle to master disease. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A welcome relief from business books filled with dog-eat-dog advice."
Business-advice book emphasizing the importance of selfless teamwork. Read full book review >

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RANSOM RIVER by Meg Gardiner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 28, 2012

"It's hard to remember a time when a damsel was quite so distressed by so many different heavies. The tension, though synthetic, is so unrelenting that you'll cheer when Rory finally walks away from it all."
Gardiner shelves hard-used series heroine Jo Beckett (The Nightmare Thief, 2011, etc.) in order to put even more wear and tear on an employed, overcommitted California lawyer. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW TRACER by Meg Gardiner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 27, 2013

"If you can accept the preposterous setup, the ruthlessly two-dimensional villains and the world's most uncomplaining 5-year-old, Gardiner (Ransom River, 2012, etc.) will keep you up half the night with nonstop action and nary a pause for breath."
Gardiner's latest stand-alone revisits the story of Thelma and Louise, with Thelma played by a professional skip tracer and Louise by a refugee from kindergarten. Read full book review >

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THE LIAR’S LULLABY by Meg Gardiner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 24, 2010

"Catnip for Jeffery Deaver fans who can't wait for their next fix and like-minded souls who value constant stimulation over plausibility."
The SFPD once more calls on forensic psychiatrist Jo Beckett, this time to help explain the shooting death of a singer/songwriter whose showy comeback entrance to a concert stage was cut short when she was shot halfway down her zipline. Read full book review >

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UNSUB by Meg Gardiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"Every detail Gardiner (Phantom Instinct, 2014, etc.) uses to grease the skids is over-the-top, but readers sucked into this vortex won't care; they'll be too busy counting down the hours to the appearance of the promised sequel, which seems poised to begin about five minutes after the final scene."
Move over, Zodiac. The latest of the countless fictional serial killers you've inspired gives you a blistering run for your money. Read full book review >

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HAZARD by Gardiner Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2010

"The quiet authority of Harris' prose and his singular knowledge of an esoteric subject make this a suspenseful and informative debut, despite some predictable plot elements."
A fatal incident in a Kentucky coal mine triggers a layered and challenging probe. Read full book review >

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WHAT SHE DOESN'T KNOW by Lina Gardiner
Released: June 25, 2012

"An entertaining and romantic adventure with engaging main characters and a story both fun and obvious."
When timid Raven Gale ventures out of her comfort zone looking for answers about her husband's mysterious death, she gets more than she bargained for: buried treasure, family secrets and a second chance for romance. Read full book review >