Search Results: "Linda Buckley-Archer"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"While the physics are played rather fast and loose in this concluding book, the plotting roars on as good guys battle bad guys across the centuries to a satisfying conclusion. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
In 1763, young 21st-century time-travelers Kate and Peter yearn to return to their own time, and they work along with their 18th-century friends to recapture the anti-gravity machine that might take them there from the Tar Man, himself an unwilling (though native) resident of the 18th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A disagreeing but rarely disagreeable argument with a figure far easier to debate on the page than in person."
A professed liberal's assessment of the rise, reign and enduring legacy of William F. Buckley (1925-2008), the godfather of the modern conservative movement. Read full book review >

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THE MANY LIVES OF JOHN STONE by Linda Buckley-Archer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Good historical fiction with a paranormal twist. (Paranormal historical fiction. 12-18)"
What happens when a girl meets a man who has been alive for centuries? Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"It's a terrific middle volume in the Gideon adventure, leaving readers and characters poised for a conclusion that promises action aplenty and thought-provoking explorations of the potential havoc wreaked by time travel. (Fiction. 10+)"
Scant days after her return to the 21st century, Kate Dyer desperately wants to return to the 18th to rescue her friend and fellow time traveler Peter Schock. Read full book review >

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GIDEON THE CUTPURSE by Linda Buckley-Archer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"While the kids' adjustment to their new time, if reluctant, is well-nigh miraculous in its ease, the story compensates with nonstop action, appealing secondary characters and healthy dollops of humor, all of which will have readers panting for the sequel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A breathlessly paced adventure takes two modern kids back in time to England, 1763, where they must cope with such varied difficulties as 18th-century clothing and a host of implacable evildoers. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 2009

"Along with the obligatory pleasures of watching Spade dealing with familiar supporting characters for the first time, Gores, a far more virtuoso plotter than Hammett, keeps multiple pots boiling furiously while providing a pitch-perfect replica of his master's voice."
Veteran Gores (Glass Tiger, 2006, etc.) spins the straw of an origin story for the firm of Spade & Archer, violently dissolved in the opening chapters of The Maltese Falcon, into storytelling gold. Read full book review >

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THE ALMOST ARCHER SISTERS by Lisa Gabriele
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A richly crafted tale of redemption and reinvention that stands out from the crowd."
Canadian sisters clash and cling. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"In all, an assortment to entertain even some language lovers who find Buckley's politics less than amusing."
A whimsical miscellany that is essentially what Vaughan (Buckley's editor at Doubleday), in his introduction, calls it, a "book on language," although it does not hold itself opprobrious, reprehensible, or peccant for wandering off topic. Read full book review >

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BUCKLEY AND WILBERTA by Hope Slaughter
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 15, 1996

"Slaughter (Windmill Hill, 1993, not reviewed, etc.) provides a text that is all heart; Torrence's full-color and black-and-white drawings capture the friendship just as affectionately. (Fiction. 5-7)"
There may be better friends than Buckley and Wilberta—the hippos George and Martha come to mind—but he, a small hedgehog, has a devotion to her, a slender rabbit, that is truly endearing. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON ARCHER by Paul Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"In the end, his logical leaps reveal a murderer with a genuinely gothic, if not terribly plausible, motive."
On the morning of a great hunt, a hidden archer bags Lord Henry Fitzalan, who used his power to alienate everyone around him—and even a few across the Channel, perhaps including his fellow hunter Amaury de Croan, the cunning envoy from Philip IV of France. Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >