Search Results: "Kate Ellison"


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NOTES FROM GHOST TOWN by Kate Ellison
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Sudsy but satisfying. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
A teenage girl gets clues from her dead best friend that help solve his murder in this soapy paranormal romance. Read full book review >

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THE BUTTERFLY CLUES by Kate Ellison
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A pleasing mix of realism, tension, intrigue and romance. (Mystery. 14 & up)"
An engaging mystery starring a teen girl with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A tribute to the remarkable strength of a family in the face of disaster."
A potently straightforward account of how Brooke Ellison managed to attend a mainstream public school and graduate from Harvard after being struck by a car and paralyzed from the neck down at age 11. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2010

"A gripping reconstruction of a media story whose implications have yet to fully unfold."
A former Wall Street Journal reporter delivers a behind-the-scenes account of Rupert Murdoch's takeover of the venerable publication. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO INDEPENDENCE BASIN by Matt Ellison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2016

"A haunting but hopeful story of the new West and the unlikely passions it stirs."
A man returns to the small Western town where he grew up and finds that his family history won't stay buried in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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FLYING HOME by Ralph Ellison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Glorious, pre—Invisible Man riffs—and another fine addition to the Ellison oeuvre."
This marvelous collection of 13 stories, six of which were never published during Ellison's lifetime, partly explains the phenomenon of Invisible Man, itself no ordinary first book. Read full book review >

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WHEN SHADOWS FALL by J.T. Ellison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Ellison's a competent writer, but Sam and the choir of men that falls at her feet really constitute a romance, not a thriller."
In Ellison's latest, Samantha Owens—a medical examiner with a tragic past—becomes enmeshed in another mysterious murder case. Read full book review >

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GOING TO THE TERRITORY by Ralph Ellison
NON-FICTION
Released: July 23, 1986

"It's the only awkwardness in an otherwise magisterial performance."
In sonorous, often autobiographical terms, these essays (reprinted from speeches and articles originally published between 1963-83) survey the role of the artist in society, the role of society in fiction, and the relationship of black cultural values to American myths and the American dream. Read full book review >

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NO ONE KNOWS by J.T. Ellison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"The unreliable female narrator is all the rage, and Aubrey Hamilton is up there with the slipperiest of them all."
A woman begins to question everything she thought she knew when signs indicate that her husband, recently declared officially dead, is actually alive. Read full book review >

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LIE TO ME by J.T. Ellison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Instead of a suspenseful peek into a crumbling marriage with a missing wife at the center, Ellison's latest devolves into a mishmash of well-worn tropes carried out by even more threadbare characters."
The life of a picture-perfect literary couple sours when the wife goes missing and suspicion immediately falls on the husband, exposing a home life that was anything but picturesque. Read full book review >

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SLIPPAGE by Harlan Ellison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 1997

"A varied and powerful collection."
``The world seems precarious to me now,'' the prodigiously productive Ellison (more than 65 books, including some 1,700 short stories) notes in his introduction to this collection of 21 previously uncollected science-fiction/fantasytinged tales, ``everything changes so fast, and no one remembers anything.'' Change is a recurrent element in these typically gruff, exuberant pieces, as is the conviction that humans possess an extraordinary range of talents and powers, few of which we thoroughly exploit. Read full book review >