Search Results: "K.E. Payne"


BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER 365 DAYS by K.E. Payne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Funny, engaging and accessible. (Fiction. 12-18)"
In a follow-up to 365 Days (2011), emotive British lesbian teen Clem Atkins writes a diary entry for each day of the year. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO HER by K.E. Payne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 16, 2013

"There are too few lesbian love stories written for teens; it's a shame this one is so lackluster. (Romance. 12-18)"
In a cliché-ridden lesbian romance, two young British actresses develop an off-screen relationship. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Clearly written, chronologically organized and making good use of archival photographs and reproductions of other important documents, this is a solid introduction to an historical figure who deserves to be better known. (timeline, author's note, resources) (Biography. 8-12)"
Daniel A. Payne may have only been five feet tall and 100 pounds, but "the little bishop left giant footprints." Read full book review >

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YOU KILLED WESLEY PAYNE by Sean Beaudoin
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"That said, this dark, cynical romp is full of clever references and red herrings, which will delight the adult noir fan and pique the curiosities of the observant outcast teen who's looking for a way to infiltrate the in-crowd. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
Tough, suit-sporting, no-nonsense high-school sleuth Dalton Rev stalks the killer who masterminded the murder of popular in-guy Wesley Payne. Read full book review >

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PIECES OF PAYNE by Albert Goldbarth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Borges meets David Foster Wallace: Many interesting patches, but otherwise little more than an unengaging meander."
Sophisticated albeit highly elliptical account of a young woman struggling with an unhappy past in the face of present illness. Read full book review >

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THE BEST OF JACKSON PAYNE by Jack Fuller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2000

"An optimistic, intricately layered rewrite of The Aspern Papers, with grimy jazz clubs standing in wonderfully for James's sinking Venice."
Chock-a-block with religious imagery, mystical epiphanies, rhapsodic lectures on music theory and splendid evocations of the tawdry-but-hip jazz milieu, this sixth novel from Fuller (News Values, 1996, etc.), a journalist who is now president of the Chicago Tribune Company, reconstructs the life of a brilliant but doomed black jazzman through the eyes and ears of his quixotic biographer. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: June 14, 2005

"Still, this is a great read and definitely an author to watch. (Fiction. 12+)"
A first novel from Australia pits two unlikely friends against a battle-ax disciplinarian of a teacher. Read full book review >

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A SPIDER SAT BESIDE HER by K.E. Lanning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2017

"A tight, engaging sci-fi tale."
A researcher attempts to save the International Space Station from a terrorist plot in Lanning's debut novel. Read full book review >

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Song of the Highlands by K.E. Saxon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2014

"A prettily written historical romance that deserves a better story."
A murder plot in medieval Scotland threatens the wedded bliss of a mute woman and her brutish husband in Saxon's (Highland Grace, 2012, etc.) latest romance. Read full book review >

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A SIMPLE DISTANCE by K.E. Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Lushly evoked island atmosphere and cadenced language as circuitous as a Pascal family fight make for an impressive first novel, despite disjointed narration and remarkably tame conflicts."
San Francisco lawyer returns to her ancestral Caribbean island to sort out a family real-estate wrangle. Read full book review >