Search Results: "Lesley Wynne Pechter"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Wynne employs all the devices of an expert roman policier."
A spectacular story of vengeance and fraud told with verve and style by British journalist Wynne, translator to English of Michel Houellebecq's The Elementary Particles, 2000, among others. Read full book review >

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Soldier On by J.D. Wynne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2015

"A knowing service-drama/romance that's neither an armed forces recruiting tool nor a trendy political broadside."
In this debut novel, a young heroine on an American Air Force base in Afghanistan confronts a minefield of interpersonal relationships. Read full book review >

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JEREMY STONE by Lesley Choyce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 15, 2014

"Despite a disappointing ending, an intricate story that opens up the universe of troubled silence. (Verse/fiction. 14-18)"
Just like a geode, Jeremy Stone appears unremarkable on the outside, while his inner life shimmers with the complexity of glittering crystals. Read full book review >

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DESCENDANT by Lesley Livingston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Those who've been awaiting this sequel should be pleased. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Livingston delivers a significantly stronger story—and heroine—in this sequel to Starling (2012). Read full book review >

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STARLING by Lesley Livingston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"The cliffhanger ending may convince insatiable paranormal-romance readers to give the next book in this series a try. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
A less-than-impressive addition to the plethora of mythology-based YA romances. Read full book review >

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RIVER SONG by Craig Lesley
Released: June 9, 1989

Lesley continues the story of Danny Kachiah (Winterkill, 1984), a former rodeo rider and a Nez Perce Indian. Read full book review >

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CLOSING DOWN HEAVEN by Lesley Choyce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"A sincere, skillfully told exploration of choices, consequences, near-death experiences, heaven, and the meaning of life. (Verse fiction. 14-18)"
A 16-year-old boy struggles to navigate his way through heaven and back to Earth after a serious mountain-biking accident. Read full book review >

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HONOUR THY FATHER by Lesley Glaister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Decay and devastation in an evil father's house: a chilly first novel in which a lumbering horror plot is handled with skill and restraint."
A dank, dark gothic tale with none of the stylistic excesses of the genre: in fact, Glaister's narrator, an elderly woman living with three sisters in a houseful of nasty secrets, tells their story with an English country-woman's open-faced simplicity—which gives the horrid events a poignant backdrop. Read full book review >

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SEXING THE BRAIN by Lesley Rogers
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Readable, sensible, scholarly, convincing. (5 b&w illustrations)"
Australian physician Rogers (Neuroscience/Univ. of New England) argues in clear, crisp prose that discussions about differences between the sexes must consider environmental as well as genetic and hormonal factors. Read full book review >