Search Results: "Madlyn A. Fafard"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 10, 2012

"A meandering memoir of the way things used to be and the gradual acceptance of modernity."
A first-generation Italian-American, born in in the midst of the Great Depression, shares her real-life childhood experiences during World War II and the Cold War. Read full book review >

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MOTORCYCLE MUSINGS
by Bobbi Dumas

Two fave authors have books coming out early next month, and I thought I’d make sure these titles are on your radar screen.

Laura Kaye and Julie Ann Walker always promise heart-stopping action and breathtaking romance, and if you haven’t read these two yet, then I recommend you get on that right away!

They’re both romance bestsellers, so I expect ...


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SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Wonderful Feels Like This by Sara Lövestam, translated by Laura A. Wideburg

Cover Story: Underbar
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 7
Talky Talk: Straight Up, Swedish Style
Bonus Factors:
 Jazz, Kickass Jazz Mentor
Ambivalence Factor: Bullying
Relationship Status: 'S Wonderful

Cover Story: Underbar

The brightness! The colors! The '80s Boy George hat ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RETURN TO EARTH by A. Aithal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"Dystopian, cautionary sci-fi that leaves a lot to be desired—including an ending."
Three lost space shuttle explorers and some alien friends land on late-21st-century Earth and find America to be a devastated, brutal, and divided land in Aithal's (Beyond the Milky Way, 2015)sequel.Read full book review >

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STRAWBERRY HILL by A. LaFaye
Released: June 1, 1999

Two mercurial characters, one 12, the other 88, square off to form a contentious friendship in this multistranded tale from LaFaye (Edith Shay, 1998). Read full book review >

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DAY OF ATONEMENT by A. Alvarez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Slackly plotted—its title, despite Alvarez's best efforts, an empty promise—but still a highly effective mood piece, right down to the appropriately bleak anticlimax."
The sudden death (heart failure brought on, it turns out, by torture) of their generous wheeler-dealer friend Tommy Apple plunges Joe and Judy Constantine into a half-lit world of criminal scams and unscrupulous cops. Read full book review >

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The Devil's Way by Lamees A.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2015

"A protracted, argument-starting debate between the Devil and an advocate for humanity."
A dramatized dialogue on the nature of good and evil, conducted between a young man and the devil himself. Read full book review >

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MARY POSER by Angel A.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2017

"A few flaws but entertaining and romantic."
In A's debut novel, an update of Jane Austen's Persuasion, a Nashville woman struggles with perfectionism, attraction to a Hindu filmmaker, and an overbearing mother.Read full book review >

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THE KEENING by A. LaFaye
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Those who are carried along by her story will enjoy a surprise ending that moves this entertaining effort beyond historical fiction into mild though plausible fantasy. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Lyza lives with her parents on an isolated point of land outside a small coastal Maine town in 1918. Read full book review >