Search Results: "Kirsten Tranter"


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A COMMON LOSS by Kirsten Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2012

"Tranter, whose writing is solid but occasionally verges into overly oblique territory, deftly explores a friendship that's past its prime."
Australian writer Tranter's sophomore effort (The Legacy, 2010) examines the complexities of friendship. Read full book review >

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THE LEGACY by Kirsten Tranter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"A promising beginning to what will undoubtedly be a successful writing career."
Australian author Tranter makes her splendid debut with this novel about friendship, love, abuse and deceit. Read full book review >

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LIKE MANDARIN by Kirsten Hubbard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 8, 2011

"This is a good story that would have been better with a change of focus. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Mandarin Ramey is the girl everyone wants to be or be with. Read full book review >

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ALL YOU DESIRE by Kirsten Miller
FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A multi-layered mystery with (mostly) rounded characters. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Haven Moore and Iain Morrow's Italian escape (The Eternal Ones, 2010) is cut short when a crisis pulls them back to New York City and into the orbit of the Ouroboros Society. Read full book review >

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LIVES OF THE MONSTER DOGS by Kirsten Bakis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Serious enough, but also funny and imaginative: a vivid parable that manages to amuse even as it perplexes and intrigues."
New York is colonized by giant talking canines in newcomer Bakis's wry variation on the traditional shaggy dog story. Read full book review >

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PARIS, BABY! by Kirsten Lobe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2011

"Self-indulgent and frankly de trop."
The relentlessly egoistical account of an American expat's attempts at solo child-rearing in Paris. Read full book review >

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COURTING FAVOUR by Nigel Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"One sentence simply proceeds to the next, and event transpires to event, 'transpire' being a Tranter crutchword."
Dizzingly prolific Tranter (The Lion's Whelp, 1998, etc.) died last year, leaving a number of completed manuscripts to add to his nearly 90 published novels largely about Scotland. Read full book review >

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THE MARCHMAN by Nigel Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Braveheart'' of his time, offers a detailed, accessible take on life north of the border as armies and ideas clash, and monarchs and courtiers plot."
Scotland is barely saved from England's grasping Tudor monarchs as Tranter (The Riven Realm, 1985, etc.), a popular chronicler of Scottish history, tells the engaging story of John Maxwell, the young Warden of the Borderlands who routed the English, advised his monarch, and married for love. Read full book review >

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NIGHTMARES! by Jason Segel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Sweet, charming and imaginative: a promising launch. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Charlie Laird's nightmares become a reality when he discovers a portal to the Netherworld. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BIRD, BE QUIET! by Kirsten Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"A visual treat, even if Little Bird is a little much. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A loquacious bird is first shunned then valued for his talkative nature. Read full book review >