Search Results: "Margaret Gayle"


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I WAS HERE by Gayle Forman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"An engrossing and provocative look at the devastating finality of suicide, survivor's guilt, the complicated nature of responsibility and even the role of the Internet in life-and-death decisions. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Part tautly paced mystery, part psychological study of suicide and its aftereffects. Read full book review >

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JANEY'S GIRL by Gayle Friesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Claire's difficult decisions about her life, and her attempts to bring the old family secrets into the light, are balanced by the humor and warmth in the dialogue and some fine, lovingly realized characters. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Friesen's first novel is a hymn to the power of forgiveness. Read full book review >

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MEN OF STONE by Gayle Friesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Worth a try, but may be a tough sell. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fifteen-year-old Ben Conrad can't seem to catch a break. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 29, 2009

"A valuable, earth-friendly lesson, not presented artfully."
In Redfern's encyclopedic second book, she looks to the lessons modern civilization should learn from ancient, indigenous cultures. Read full book review >

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YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE YOUR MOTHER by Gayle Feldman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 1994

"Feldman makes up for that generation's silence by talking with simple honesty, without self-pity, about her three weeks in hell."
The moving memoir of a woman who discovered she had breast cancer when she was eight months pregnant—and the same age as her mother was when she died of breast cancer in her 40s. Read full book review >

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KILLER SWEET TOOTH by Gayle Trent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Trent (Dead Pan, 2009, etc.) features a pleasant heroine, a middling mystery and several appended dessert recipes fit for the King (Elvis, that is)."
A Virginia cake maker has a penchant for solving crimes. Read full book review >

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DON'T CALL IT PARADISE by Gayle Pearson
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

Pearson (The Secret Box, 1997, etc.) leaves nothing between the lines in this patchy tale of a perfect family that turns out to be anything but. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"A quick, conversational read with the coziest of settings that leaves readers longing for a stronger narrator."
Set in a mythical town on the bluffs of the Oregon coastline, Wigglesworth's first installment of the Glenda at Large Mystery series is a cozy, quirky whodunit and adult ghost story. Read full book review >

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IDYLL THREATS by Stephanie Gayle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"The balance of identities is well-explored by Gayle (My Summer of Southern Discomfort, 2007), who follows the thread not just through her protagonist, but as an intrinsic part of the plot. Strong enough to kick off a series."
A former NYPD cop has the skills but can't quite adjust to local politics and a less formal approach to power after his turn from big city to small town. Read full book review >

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SELF STORAGE by Gayle Brandeis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2007

"A bit too tidily resolved to be wholly convincing, but a pleasant read nonetheless."
An agreeable, if somewhat routine, novel of a young woman attempting to bring order and meaning to her life, from the author of The Book of Dead Birds (2003). Read full book review >