Search Results: "Michelle Dalton"


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SIXTEENTH SUMMER by Michelle Dalton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2015

"No new literary ground is broken here, but readers seeking a sweet story of first love will sigh appreciatively. (Romance. 11-14)"
Love blossoms between a summer boy and a local girl in a chaste romance set on the foggy coast of Maine. Read full book review >

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FIFTEENTH SUMMER by Michelle Dalton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 7, 2013

"It's just good writing, and good writing always works. (Romance. 12 & up)"
This sweet, realistic tale of a girl's first love proves that young romance fans don't need vampires, werewolves or other assorted immortals to enjoy a book about love in their age group. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE THREADS by Annie Dalton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 11, 2006

"Easy to relate to, colorful and poignant. (Fiction. YA)"
A deft, moving chronicle of two lives: 16-year-old Carrie-Anne, hostile and restless within her adoptive family, and Naomi, her birth mother, shown from young childhood up until age 16 when Carrie is born. Read full book review >

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BULLETPROOF GIRL by Quinn Dalton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2005

"Sadly, stories with a potential too insufficiently realized to deliver sustenance."
From novelist Quinn (High Strung, 2003), an oddly flat first collection that deals mostly with overly familiar domestic issues. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE SHEPHERD by Annie Dalton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Surprisingly entertaining in spite of the predictable plot, Dalton's adult mystery debut is filled with amusing characters, each with her or his own imperfections."
A reclusive young dog owner is forced out of her shell when she finds a body in the woods. Read full book review >

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HEAVEN LAKE by John Dalton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"A plodding first novel, hollow at its center."
The education of a prig as an American in Taiwan evolves from self-righteous missionary to compassionate stand-in husband. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE SILVER MOON by Pamela Dalton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Effectively soporific, though less broadly diverse in culture than casting. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
Intricate cut-paper borders and figures accompany a set of sleepy-time lyrics and traditional rhymes. Read full book review >

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THE INVERTED FOREST by John Dalton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2011

"Dealing carefully with controversial material, this is a fully populated, humane yet largely unsentimental narrative of lingering impact."
An odd, absorbing follow-up to an award-winning debut distinguishes crucial degrees of humanity and affliction among the community at a Missouri summer camp where a convergence of staff and campers leads to tragedy. Read full book review >

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TIER ONE WILD by Dalton Fury
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Action-adventure from an author who's been at the sharp end of the spear."
Fury (Black Site, 2012, etc.) again enlists gung-ho Delta Force Maj. Kolt "Racer" Raynor for anti-terrorist action, and this time the threat involves missiles and airliners rather than forted-up bad guys on the ground. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2012

"As good a place as any to start a new job hunt, and better than many."
Yet another guide to getting a job in the midst of a down economy where information is vast but opportunities are few. Read full book review >

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HONKY by Dalton Conley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Not without its charm, Conley's account has the makings of a made-for-television movie."
Conley (Sociology/New York Univ.) recounts his years of growing up poor in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s in the projects on the Lower East Side of New York, where as a white he was a minority amid Latinos, blacks, and Asians. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK TEMPEST by Ryan Dalton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"This flaw aside, the book's down-to-earth teenagers, bonded by adventure, will have readers rooting for the allies to prevail. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
After defeating a supervillain from the future in the first book of the Time Shift trilogy, The Year of Lightning (2016), the time travelers from Emmett's Bluff feel they've just barely recovered when they now encounter a new threat from the Time continuum. Read full book review >