Search Results: "Linda Medley"


BOOK REVIEW

CASTLE WAITING by Linda Medley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2006

"A sweetly appealing tale that's ambitious beyond its means."
Looping fairytale that begins and ends in the same sprawling castle. Read full book review >

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NOT THE PIANO, MRS. MEDLEY! by Evan Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Schindler deftly extends the humor with his overdressed, irrepressible Mrs. Medley and long-suffering Max. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Levine's first book is a tall tale with a role reversal guaranteed to amuse: Max's grandma, Mrs. Medley, takes half the day to get to the beach—she keeps going home for more stuff. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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Journey of Perseverance and Accomplishments by John S. Medley
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"An instructive, if sometimes dry, guide to effective, principled leadership in the battlefield and the boardroom."
The career of an Army sergeant major-turned-Ph.D. offers lessons for aspiring leaders. Read full book review >

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WHISPERING WIND by C. J. Medley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A sturdy fantasy tale that fans will find a reliable page-turner."
Medley's debut fantasy novel, the first in a series, tells the story of a prince and princess on a quest to restore justice to their land. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNEY PRIZE STORIES 25 by Miranda Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Many American readers know altogether too little about what's happening to the north. And, to judge by this volume, what's happening in Canada is all to the good."
A welcome collection of short fiction from the winners of the Journey Prize, Canada's take on something like the Pushcart (though with a nicer purse). Read full book review >

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AND AGAIN by Jessica Chiarella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"This is a novel about what it means to be human, with all the flaws and vulnerabilities that implies, and whether we can ever truly begin again."
Following an experimental medical procedure, four patients struggle to resume their pre-illness lives. Read full book review >

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PASADENA by David Ebershoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2002

"Lovely, but as exhausting as exhaustive."
An epic tale spanning the history of a WWI-era southern California that's later lost to the flash of Hollywood and technoburbs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ACT OF LOVE by Nancy Thayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Thayer's bland prose style doesn't help. (TV rights to ABC-TV; Literary Guild Alternate Selection)"
Can a tale of the rape of a teenaged girl by her stepbrother, even when it's told by the author of Belonging, 1995, among other contemporary romances, really be anything but sordid and unpleasant? Read full book review >