Search Results: "Lane Fredrickson"


BOOK REVIEW

WATCH YOUR TONGUE, CECILY BEASLEY by Lane Fredrickson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"This snazzy cautionary tale packs quite a bite (even with its tongue in the way). (Picture book. 4-7)"
That's right, Cecily. If you make an ugly face, it just might get stuck. Read full book review >

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MONSTER TROUBLE! by Lane Fredrickson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A brightly colored monster tale that begs to be animated. Repeat readings required. (Picture book. 3-6)"
How do you deal with an infestation of monsters? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FURTHER LANE by James Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 1997

"Chock-full of famous names and nicely nasty asides, but otherwise unsurprising."
Again, the Ad Age columnist and novelist (Designs, 1986, etc.) relies on celebrity cameos rather than a gripping plot, producing a limp whodunit featuring an amiable Hamptons native as detective, a flighty member of British royalty as the love interest, and an ambitious millionairess as the victim. Read full book review >

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HANGMAN'S LANE by John Wainwright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 1992

"An irritating low in this author's wildly uneven production."
Detective-Superintendent Lyle of Rogate-on-Sands (The Man Who Wasn't There, etc.), again to the rescue. Read full book review >

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Warren Lane by Andrew Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2015

"Pathos plus characters who are puppets of fate equals a pleasant melodrama."
In Diamond's debut, a random series of events leads to five adrift people tangled up in each other's lives, with sometimes-disastrous consequences. Read full book review >

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EVERLASTING LANE by Andrew Lovett
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Beautifully written, and as charming as it is dark, the novel unwraps the endless secrets that elude a child."
Debut novelist Lovett offers a dreamy portrait of an English childhood, with some sharp edges beneath the blur. Read full book review >

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PARK LANE by Frances Osborne
Released: June 12, 2012

"Osborne's efforts are solid, and her book will appeal to both historical fiction buffs and romance enthusiasts alike."
Two young women from very different social classes cope with changing conventions and life-altering events in 20th-century England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Bloody Lane by Martin E. Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2015

"A slow-building murder tale, but the complicated hero and serpentine wrap-up make it a worthy mystery."
A Justice Department investigator's latest case is the killing of a Civil War re-enactor, his body cropping up on Maryland's Antietam Battlefield in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2012

"The book flows easily from one quest to the next, always delivering unbiased information supported by well-researched facts."
Readers may not recognize the author's name, but he has been fighting for the rights of underdogs for nearly 60 years. His autobiography describes his entry into the world of political activism with the modesty often found in those who overachieve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"An evocative record of a year in the woods and an interesting study in enacting one's beliefs."
A restless city poet recounts her experiment with country living. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIREFLY LANE by Kristin Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Dated sermonizing on career versus motherhood, and conflict driven by characters' willed helplessness, sap this tale of poignancy."
Lifelong, conflicted friendship of two women is the premise of Hannah's maudlin latest (Magic Hour, 2006, etc.), again set in Washington State. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Lane Changes by S.L. Ellis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 20, 2014

"A captivating introduction to a cozy female PI series with potential for wide appeal."
The first book in the Cassie Cruise series. Read full book review >