Search Results: "Nancy Gotter Gates"


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LIFE STUDIES by Nancy Gotter Gates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2011

"Gates takes time out from her Tommi Poag mysteries (Death at Play, 2008, etc.) for a pleasant but pedestrian romance."
A widow faces familiar obstacles while trying to rebuild her life. Read full book review >

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BRIGHAM’S DAY by John Gates
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2000

"Newcomer Gates, a Utah native practicing law in Texas, turns a wonderfully jaundiced eye on the beauty and grotesqueries of his home state, and on the disquieting Mormon fringe culture that seems to hold it in an iron grip."
Atmospheric legal procedural that peers into the uninviting shadows cast by the Church of the Latter-day Saints on contemporary and historical Utah. Read full book review >

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NANCY MACLEAN
by Jody Seaborn

It seems inevitable the phrase “vast right-wing conspiracy” will pop into your head while reading Duke University historian Nancy MacLean’s disquieting Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. After all, the phrase made famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s popped into MacLean’s head a few times while she researched and wrote her ...


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THE MONSTER IN THE MUDBALL by S.P. Gates
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"Unfortunately, it's a little like watching mud dry; here's hoping future installments have more zip. (Adventure. 8-12)"
The first in the planned Artifact Inspector series offers readers an African folk tale set in contemporary London with a Chinese-English protagonist suffering from dyspraxia. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE BILLBOARD by Susan Gates
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

Thirteen-year-old Firebird Tucker lives with her father, grandmother and twin brother in a swamp—a magical, spooky wilderness endangered by the growth of the nearby city and rising waters. Read full book review >

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Praying for Rain by Emma Gates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2014

"Romance, geopolitical instability and coming-of-age angst in a well-crafted tale."
The intricately plotted story of a love affair with both a man and a culture, and the painful lessons learned from each. Read full book review >

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DUSK by Susan Gates
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"For better science fiction about kids with avian genes, see James Patterson's Maximum Ride . (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Weak science fiction about two kids who may or may not be able to bond. Read full book review >

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A HAND REACHED DOWN TO GUIDE ME by David Gates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2015

"A well-turned but overly familiar sequence of domestic dramas."
For his first work of fiction in more than a decade, Gates explores—though maybe the better term is strip-mines—well-off souls hitting the skids thanks to divorce, illness, self-medication, or some combination thereof. Read full book review >

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WHAT WAS I THINKING? by Chris Gates
Released: April 30, 2014

"A surprisingly poignant, intellectually rigorous study of how our thought processes shape our lives."
A thoroughly researched, pop-culture-laden exploration of how people make choices. Read full book review >