Search Results: "Paige Singleton"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Enjoyable like a slice of chocolate cake, minus the guilt."
In Singleton's debut novel, a compulsive eater finds health, love and happiness. Read full book review >

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WHY DOGS CHASE CARS by George Singleton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2004

"As funny as it is, Singleton's humor has a sharp edge, and his episodic account of life in the hinterlands is as poignant as it is outrageous."
Fourteen interconnected stories depict the strange and ineluctable process by which an odd teenager grows into a semi-serious young man. Read full book review >

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DARK SIDE OF VALOR by Alicia Singleton
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"By no means perfect the book is an enjoyable tale that is well worth a few hours of the reader's time."
A well-paced novel of suspense that veers into romance and ends like a thriller. Read full book review >

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DROWNING IN GRUEL by George Singleton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2006

"A strong appetite for Southern shtick (if not for gruel itself) might enhance readers' appreciation for the down-home whimsy of these tales."
From South Carolina writer Singleton (Novel, 2005, etc.), a collection of 19 reprinted stories, some of them suffering from a slight case of the cutes. Read full book review >

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WORK SHIRTS FOR MADMEN by George Singleton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The canned southern whimsy is rather self-consciously cute and provides gags rather than character development."
A nominally comic novel in which a Southern artist contends with his wife, his drinking, his buddies and his out-of-control life. Read full book review >

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STINKY CECIL IN OPERATION POND RESCUE by Paige Braddock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Bufo buffoonery for fans of the Holms' Squish series and like early graphics. (Graphic fantasy. 6-8)"
Stopping a highway project that threatens his pond is going to take more than Cecil the toad's ability to "toot." Read full book review >

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CRUSH by Cathy Alter
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 5, 2016

"The seemingly lightweight premise of an anthology built around celebrity crushes yields an outstanding selection of poignant and thought-provoking stories."
A few dozen writers recall their childhood infatuations with celebrated media stars or iconic characters (literary or animated) and how these crushes influenced their future lives. Read full book review >

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STEALING SNOW by Danielle Paige
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Fans of Paige's Oz series hoping for a similar experience will not be disappointed. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
In this series opener, a magical kingdom is cursed with perpetual winter, and its only hope for redemption is…a teenage mental patient. Read full book review >

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DEATH AT DARTMOOR by Robin Paige
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2002

"A fantasia on themes from The Hound of the Baskervilles whose determined focus on the Sheridans (Death at Epsom Downs, not reviewed, etc.) shows an altogether more lighthearted side of the moors than Doyle ever revealed."
Talk about dedication. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE SHADOWS by Sarah Singleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"Distinctive. (author's note) (Historical fantasy. 11-15)"
Moving deftly between 13th-century and 16th-century England, this beautifully written historical fantasy explores malignant religious persecution, an alternate realm and fierce devotion to loved ones. Read full book review >

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NOVEL by George Singleton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2005

"Singleton (stories: The Half-Mammals of Dixie, 2002, etc.) may have invented a new genre. Call it The Hoot."
A state-sponsored snake handler and defrocked speechwriter finds even more unusual outlets for his peculiar talents, in the South Carolina author's meticulously deranged first novel. Read full book review >

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THE HALF-MAMMALS OF DIXIE by George Singleton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2002

"A kind of watery world stocked with quirky southern characters slithering through the ooze of their private pursuits. But there's never a doubt that these creatures are, for better or worse, entirely human."
Fifteen funky, often interlocking tales of downtrodden Dixie form Singleton's second collection (These People Are Us, 2001, not reviewed), flea markets and strange encounters figuring prominently. Read full book review >