Search Results: "Joyce Tyldesley"


BOOK REVIEW

CARRYING MASON by Joyce Magnin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A quiet coming-of-age tale with heart offers a fresh look at mentally disabled adults. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Initially, all 13-year-old Luna asks is that she be allowed to be a pall bearer for her best friend, Mason. Read full book review >

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TO SPOIL THE SUN by Joyce Rockwood
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Rockwood's insight into the period of history and her attention to detail make this novel a historical gem and a great read. (Historical fiction. 10+)"
Three omens came to the Cherokee tribe—first the snake in the winter, then the burning of the honey locust tree, and finally, the loss of the ancient fire. Read full book review >

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TAKEDOWN by Joyce Sweeney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Engaging, witty, sometimes insightful, and always full of suspense, Sweeney hits her target. (Fiction. 9-14)"
In this corker of a hostage drama laced with humor, 13-year-old Joe watches professional wrestling with his buddies when Charlie Dorn, a murderer on a rampage, bluffs his way into Joe's house. Read full book review >

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PIANO MAN by Joyce Sweeney
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"Sweeney astutely conveys Deidre's self-conscious and easily aroused erotic sensibilities, while deft dialogue, willing players, and plausible events illustrate the physical and emotional dangers of acting out fantasies, however innocent. (Fiction. 12+)"
In a variegated tapestry of relationships, Deidre Holland—who at 14 has never even been alone on a date—confuses fantasy with reality when she's attracted to a 26-year-old man. Read full book review >

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IN THE NIGHT CAFE by Joyce  Johnson
Released: April 14, 1989

Novelist and Kerouac-memoirist Johnson (Bad Connections; Minor Characters) hits her stride with this bittersweet novel of love and death on the Lower East Side. Read full book review >

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DOVER BEATS THE BAND by Joyce Porter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 1991

"Scotland Yard."
The last of the Chief Inspector Dover novels, published posthumously, finds the curmudgeon mucking about in the Muncaster Municipal dump, where the charred remains of a Mr. Knapper lie. Read full book review >

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THE TRIGGER MAN by Joe Joyce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 20, 1991

A determined Garda intelligence man goes mano a mano against a former IRA assassin back in Ireland to investigate an old friend's disappearance. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Lively, richly informative, deeply satisfying—a staple in Lindbergh studies. (Photos.)"
This judiciously empathic biography from Milton (The Yellow Kids, 1989), with its dazzling breadth of research, is the keystone of this season's Lindbergh-centered publications: Dorothy Herrmann's fine portrait of Anne Morrow Lindbergh (p. 1234); and Reeve Lindbergh's fictional familial tribute, The Names of the Mountains, (p. 1208), plus her poems and photos, in View from the Air (p. 1140), for the juvenile shelf. Read full book review >

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SMOKING POPPY by Graham Joyce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2002

"Surprisingly moving bits on wounded love and disrespected friendship flesh out a thoroughly frightening and foreign adventure."
Paternal love grapples with opium dreams in a sharp, short, and terrifying adventure: the latest from this four-time winner of the British Fantasy Award (Indigo, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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How to Greet Strangers by Joyce Thompson
Released: Feb. 15, 2013

"Thompson is back with a flourish, entertaining and challenging readers with an engaging mystery."
A sophisticated murder mystery that explores identity issues and Santeria traditions. Read full book review >

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LABOR DAY by Joyce Maynard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Maynard expertly tugs heartstrings in a tidy tale."
A pubescent boy learns about sorrow and regret during one blisteringly hot holiday weekend. Read full book review >