Search Results: "Lynley Stace"


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MIDNIGHT FEAST by Lynley Stace
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"Beautiful, haunting and completely original, Roya's tale is a 12-course meal of intelligent storytelling. (activities, reading notes) (iPad storybook app. 9-16)"
An intricate, sophisticated and dreamy story of a teen's hunger for not only food, but the world she's built in her imagination. Read full book review >

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THE ARTIFACTS by Lynley Stace
Kirkus Star
by Lynley Stace, illustrated by Lynley Stace, developed by Slap Happy Larry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"The story perfectly captures Asaf's transition from a love of objects to a thirst for knowledge that goes beyond physical things. The app shows a remarkable sensitivity to this volatile moment and does it with style and grace. (iPad storybook app. 8-13)"
This beautiful, resonant story about the way we leave behind childish things (but never really abandon them) delivers a specific, potent experience unusual even for the best iPad apps. Read full book review >

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Released: May 10, 1989

A dull yet disturbing portrait of the late novelist/educator. Read full book review >

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BY GEORGE by Wesley Stace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2007

"An unconvincing mishmash."
In this second novel about different generations of British entertainers, family secrets loom large, as they did in Stace's debut Misfortune (2005); Stace is the pseudonym of singer/songwriter John Wesley Harding. Read full book review >

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MISFORTUNE by Wesley Stace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2005

"Blend Tristram Shandy with, say, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and you have something of the spirit of this spirited tale: a most promising debut."
I'm a boy, but my mother won't admit it: an entertaining yet philosophically inclined stroll along some decidedly little-visited lanes and mews in Georgian England. Read full book review >

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CHARLES JESSOLD, CONSIDERED AS A MURDERER by Wesley Stace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Stace's versatility makes this one just about irresistible."
Nabokovian cunning distinguishes this energetic third novel from the British-born author of well-received historical fiction (by George, 2007, etc.), who leads another artistic life as popular singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding. Read full book review >

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WONDERKID by Wesley Stace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"The novel makes the point that all rock is kid's music ('Aren't we all just big kids?') and makes it again and again."
A whimsical novel of the rock industry that frequently delights with its wry humor and insider's knowledge but ultimately falls short of its promise. Read full book review >

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ARCHIVIST WASP by Nicole Kornher-Stace
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 12, 2015

"Difficult, provocative, and unforgettable—the most dangerous kind of fiction. (Science fiction/fantasy. 14 & up)"
A ravishing, profane, and bittersweet post-apocalyptic bildungsroman transcends genre into myth. Read full book review >

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A TRAITOR TO MEMORY by Elizabeth George
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2001

"Even at diminished strength, though, George still stands several rungs up the ladder from her more superficial rivals."
Posh Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his surly, recently demoted (In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner, 1999, not reviewed) sidekick, Constable Barbara Havers, take a backseat to a plethora of unlikable, haphazardly motivated characters who pop in and out over epic length (enormous even by George's garrulous standards) and nearly two decades. Read full book review >

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A GREAT DELIVERANCE by Elizabeth George
Released: June 1, 1988

"Teys shrines, for example, and the all-too-intentionally unseeing prelates), but let's not quibble: this is a marvelous book and a searing debut."
Awesome first-fiction venture that immediately thrusts the author into P.D. James' dark orbit—with a peel-the-layers-off tale of utter emotional devastation, relieved only by the deep sensitivity and kindnesses of the detective hero, Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Lynley. Read full book review >

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CARELESS IN RED by Elizabeth George
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 2008

"As you'd expect from George, a windy exploration of angst, grief and the feelings that pass for love. Much surfing and rock-climbing, but also many wretchedly oblique confrontations and overwrought similes. Even so, it's nice to have Lynley back."
Thomas Lynley, formerly acting superintendent of New Scotland Yard, returns to his Cornish roots to grieve for his wife Helen and finds a body. Read full book review >