Search Results: "Pamela Dalton"


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ANOTHER PAMELA by Upton Sinclair
Released: April 24, 1950

"A crazy world seen through untutored eyes."
A slightly buriesquad projection of the Pamela theme to a modern setting- a California ranch estate, presided over by an eccentric multi-millionaire, a lady devoted to good works and radical schemes. 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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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2011

"Grace and joy for all ages and almost any faith. (author's, editor's and illustrator's notes, 'Canticle' translated by Bill Barrett) (Picture book/religion. 5-10)"
A gorgeous visual paean to the natural world that reflects and echoes the prayer it accompanies. Read full book review >

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JAM ARCHER AND WILD DALTON by Anne Rudeen
Released: Oct. 24, 2008

"A sexy, funny, breathless ride."
On the road with one hot mama. Read full book review >

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EXTREME OPPOSITES by Max Dalton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"With whole stories unfurling in each image, the book has potential for classroom use as well as for solo enjoyment. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A witty, sophisticated book of opposites. 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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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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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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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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A STUDY IN GOLD by Annie Dalton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Heaps of implausible back stories aren't an adequate substitute for character development. The prose can't support the histrionic intrigue, no justice is served, and the mystery falls flat."
A trio of dog walkers in Oxford takes on their third case of murder (Written in Red, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >