Search Results: "Margaret Millar"


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THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR by Margaret Millar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

Six stories from three distinct phases in the fifty-year career of an MWA Grand Master (1915-94) whose work deserves to be rediscovered. Read full book review >

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STEALING THUNDER by Peter Millar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"A solid piece of work, less suspenseful than absorbing and intelligent."
British newcomer Millar turns in an alternative history of the Cold War. Read full book review >

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THE ANXIETY OF KALIX THE WEREWOLF by Martin Millar
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Fans of Millar's work, who are legion, won't object, but newcomers may want to take in their werewolvery by other means."
Life is tough. It's tougher when you're a werewolf, or so this lumbering yarn, the third installment in Millar's (Curse of the Wolf Girl, 2010, etc.) Kalix Werewolf series, assures us. Read full book review >

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BLEAK MIDWINTER by Peter Millar
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Still, a solid enough read with an informed perspective on the plague that will satisfy readers but probably not thrill them."
The Black Death rears its ugly head in staid, modern-day Oxford. Read full book review >

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WEDNESDAY’S CHILD by Eloise Millar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Grimly monochromatic, the intended impact is muffled by an emotionally immature narrator and a stereotypical batch of dysfunctions."
Millar's debut views a working-class family plagued by domestic violence through the gray-tinted glasses of a child who knows no other kind of life. Read full book review >

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LUX THE POET by Martin Millar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"A welcome supplement from an underrated artist."
A drug-addled poet undertakes an epic journey during the 1981 Brixton riots. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Reading this book may produce the following symptoms: heavy eyelids and uncontrollable yawns."
A tedious day-by-day, blow-by-blow account of a young pediatric nurse's year-long bout with a debilitating illness whose array of symptoms baffles medical specialists. Read full book review >

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MARGARET WILKERSON SEXTON
by Maya Payne Smart

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s grandfather graduated from college and six of his children followed suit. But the next generation struggled to keep pace even as the specter of Jim Crow receded. “I wanted to know why,” she says, and chose fiction as her probe.

The Dartmouth and UC Berkeley Law graduate’s research revealed the war on drugs and mass incarceration ...


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7 SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

You've seen 7 Fantasy Novels Heading to Film and TV. Now let's take a look at the science fiction books coming your way…

 

Coyote by Allen Steele

Last month, I recommended you read Allen Steele's Captain Future origin story Avengers of the Moon. You should also check out his back catalog for his Coyote series, which ...


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THE REDEMPTION FACTORY by Sam Millar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"Heavily delineated genre fiction cross-cut with psychological parable and some regional punch, but too devoted to viscera and effluvia."
A Northern Irish writer stirs savagery, romance and family mystery into a pool of blood and guts. Read full book review >

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CITY OF STRANGERS by Louise Millar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The story falls victim to Millar's florid, overwrought prose and an unbearably silly subplot."
A photographer finds a dead man in her kitchen and sets out to identify him. Read full book review >