Search Results: "Linda Dauphin"


BOOK REVIEW

SUBMARINE ADVENTURE by Linda Dauphin
Released: March 25, 2013

"A fast-paced kids' adventure novel with a solid message."
In this time-traveladventure novel, twin brothers take a trip into the past and learn profound lessons about loyalty, war and family. 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 >

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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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FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"No one has the temerity to claim that Brown was a cure-all for our nation's ills; perhaps this offering's greatest strength for young readers is the sense that Brown was part of a historical process—and so, now, are they. (Anthology. 10+)"
A nuanced collection thoughtfully commemorates, rather than celebrates, the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Intriguing good guys struggle against ominous supernatural threats amid the lush backdrop of Maori legend."
A young woman comes of age while simultaneously realizing her Maori-related powers in Dauphin's debut YA fantasy. Read full book review >

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The Greenstone Garden by Vaya Dauphin
Released: April 28, 2013

"The thrilling middle episode of a trilogy that delivers authentic character conflict."
In Dauphin's (The Turquoise Tattoo, 2012) second installment of her Elementals of Aotearoa trilogy for young adults, an Australian teen who possesses elementalmagical powers finds herself surrounded by intrigue, danger and romance in her quest to locate her birthparents and reach her destiny. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK TOWER by Louis Bayard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Who says they don't write 'em like this anymore? Long may Bayard reign."
Having previously channeled Dickens and Poe, historical novelist Bayard (The Pale Blue Eye, 2006, etc.) throws down the gauntlet to Dumas in another high-energy melodrama. Read full book review >

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HIS RIGHT HAND by Mette Ivie Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"This second case for Linda (The Bishop's Wife, 2014, etc.) does a wonderful job of parting the curtain on many of the Mormon Church's mysteries."
A Mormon bishop's wife questions tenets of her faith and searches for clues to her own identity while hunting a murderer. Read full book review >

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BITTER IN THE MOUTH by Monique Truong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"Truong remains a stunning wordsmith and a whiz at intellectual showmanship, but Linda's story tastes of artificial plot manipulation."
After the dazzle of her debut (The Book of Salt, 2003), Truong returns with a coming-of-age narrative about a young girl who has always felt like an outsider in her small North Carolina town, not to mention within her own family. Read full book review >