Search Results: "Maurice Gee"


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GOOL by Maurice Gee
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The fascinating buildup leads to a thrilling climax, followed by a bizarrely flat conclusion—perhaps preparing readers for the next volume. (Fantasy. 13-15)"
A generation after the events of Salt (2009), Hari and Pearl have raised their children (both biological and adopted) in freedom far from the nightmarish city of their own birth. Read full book review >

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THE CHAMPION by Maurice Gee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"A lively, idiosyncratic cast keeps the story moving; and while it's less intensely suspenseful than Gee's The Fire-Raiser (1992), it's another likable, thoughtful examination of wartime pressures and prejudices in a small, vividly portrayed New Zealand community. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In New Zealand in 1943, wounded American GIs were invited to local homes to convalesce. Read full book review >

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THE LIMPING MAN by Maurice Gee
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Fantasy heroes who can save only themselves and their loved ones are a welcome change from the usual. (Fantasy. 13-15)"
The Salt trilogy closes with a third generation of children fighting petty but dangerous evils. Read full book review >

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THE FAT MAN by Maurice Gee
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Sobering and scary. (Fiction. 12-15)"
In an ugly, menacing psycho-thriller set in Depression-era New Zealand, a man returns to his small town to repay the bullies who sent him fleeing 13 years before. Read full book review >

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SALT by Maurice Gee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Admirable characters confronting human realities make for compelling reading. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In a fantasy world populated by evil colonizers, two children make a fresh start. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE-RAISER by Maurice Gee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A well-wrought thriller that brings an entire community vividly and believably to life. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In his first children's book to be published here, a well- regarded New Zealand novelist sets a story about four children bringing a pyromaniac to justice early in WW I. From its riveting first chapter—from the point of view of the lumbering masked man who sets fire to the local livery stable because ``a time had come when his fire must consume life''—the action is compelling. Read full book review >

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BAY OF FIRES by Poppy Gee
Released: March 12, 2013

"Tasmania's culture, flora and fauna are paramount here—the thriller aspect feels extraneous."
A close-knit beachfront community in Tasmania is threatened by a killer who might be one of the neighbors. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Gee's corrective arguments at once ground his science in humility and liberate thinking about Deep Time through their invitation to chart a seamless topology of life then and now."
A persuasive as well as convivial introduction to cladistics—paleontology's answer to the discontinuities of Deep Time—from science writer Gee (Nature magazine). Read full book review >

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MY CHINESE-AMERICA by Allen Gee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2015

"Provocative and mostly thought-provoking essays."
A Chinese-American professor and writer reflects on the social and cultural ramifications of his ethnic identity. Read full book review >

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THE SCANDAL OF THE SEASON by Sophie Gee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Delightfully gossipy, psychologically insightful and historically fascinating."
Princeton professor Gee's lively, highly literate debut explores the historical figures and events satirized in Alexander Pope's "The Rape of the Lock." Read full book review >

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SPRING WILL BE OURS by Sue Gee
Released: May 9, 1989

An ambitious if less-than-satisfying first novel chronicling the lives of a Polish family living in exile in London after WW II. Read full book review >