Search Results: "Lucia Graves"


BOOK REVIEW

LUCIA by Andrea di Robilant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2008

"Occasionally tedious, but the author's meticulous attention to personal detail yields compelling historical character sketches."
A well-composed but substance-thin tale of the author's ancestor and the daughter of a great Venetian family. Read full book review >

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LUCIA, LUCIA by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2003

"Silly but romantic stuff, written in a state of never-ending swoon."
More like a big, sloppy wet kiss to Greenwich Village than anything as mundane and unromantic as a novel: Trigiani's fourth (after Milk Glass Moon, 2002, etc.) starts off in extremely unpromising territory but thankfully doesn't stick with it for long. Read full book review >

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A WOMAN UNKNOWN by Lucia Graves
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2000

"Poetic, graceful, and full of hard-won knowledge."
A luminous memoir of an unusual life in an unlikely place. Read full book review >

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Released: April 17, 1964

"Early hammock reading."
Everyone must have an eagle, said Gide, meaning everyone must attempt the best. Read full book review >

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QUEEN LUCIA by E.F. Benson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"The six Lucia novels form a kind of epic portrait of striving gone mod, and it's good to have them appearing once again."
There is some irony in the fact that Benson, the creator of everything from plays to sober biographies, is best remembered for his series of "Lucia" novels, delicious satires of the pretensions and foibles of provincial middle-class life in Britain in the 1920s and '40s. Read full book review >

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MARINA by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 22, 2014

"High-quality gothic genre fiction with a classic Mary Shelley sensibility. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Like Paris in Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera, Ruiz Zafón's Barcelona is a character in its own right, linchpin for this richly atmospheric, genuinely scary tale. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2004

"The Shadow of the Wind will keep you up nights—and it'll be time well spent. Absolutely marvelous."
The histories of a mysterious book and its enigmatic author are painstakingly disentangled in this yeasty Dickensian romance: a first novel by a Spanish novelist now living in the US. Read full book review >

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THE GRAVES by Pamela Wechsler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Catnip for readers attached to Boston, believably strong women, legal intrigue, or any combination of the above."
The sophomore case for Abigail Endicott, Boston's chief homicide prosecutor, looks like just one piece of bad news after another. Read full book review >

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UNTIMELY GRAVES by Marjorie Eccles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2004

"Eccles's carefully spun plot flows as briskly as the Kyne at flood. Her characters, though not always likable, are never less than believable."
The rain-swollen River Kyne, overflowing its banks, sends a houseful of mud into Iris Osbourne's treasure-filled cottage and an unidentified body into the fields just beyond, spelling trouble for Lavenstock's Inspector Gil Mayo (A Sunset Touch, 2002, etc.) and his promotion-minded sergeant, Abigail Moon. Read full book review >

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HAITIAN GRAVES by Vicki Delany
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 28, 2015

"Delany (Under Cold Stone, 2014, etc.) uses a slim and easily solved mystery to paint a thought-provoking portrait of post-quake Haiti."
A Canadian Mountie seconded to the United Nations in Haiti steps uncomfortably outside his job description. Read full book review >

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SHALLOW GRAVES by Kali Wallace
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Constantly entertaining, intriguing, and suspenseful. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
A girl wakes up a year after her murder to discover new, supernatural powers. Read full book review >

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TWO GRAVES by Douglas Preston
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Pendergast—an always-black-clad pale blond polymath, gaunt yet physically deadly, an FBI agent operating without supervision or reprimand—lurks at the dark, sharp edge of crime fiction protagonists."
Preston and Child's (Cold Vengeance, 2011, etc.) thriller completes the Helen trilogy featuring the weird and unworldly Aloysius Pendergast, special agent for the FBI. Read full book review >