Search Results: "Patricia Elliott"


BOOK REVIEW

GUIDING ELLIOTT by Robert Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Good fun and steadily amusing, though it seldom plucks at the heartstrings as does, say, Ring Lardner, the master of authoritative stupidity and lingual description."
As told by Donnie Phillips, Lee's debut novel about fly- fishing in Montana is bestrewn with glorious malapropisms: ``I have a good vocabulary for a fishing guide, but I know I ain't no Rogue Scholar, so when I come upon a new word I study on it some.'' The main new word Donnie studies is piscatorial, as in ``Dear Piscatorial Partners,'' which is how he opens the letters that comprise this epistolary novel and that he sends to Manhattan Chapter #6 of Trout Unlimited. Read full book review >

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PATRICIA VON PLEASANTSQUIRREL by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Illustrated with simple cartoons in yellow, purple and gray, this tongue-in-cheek mini-epic will have parents and younger fans of Proimos' offbeat Johnny Mutton tales snickering. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Inspired by a certain children's classic about a "silly boy with no social graces" who becomes king of the Wild Things, snotty young Patricia decides to leave home in search of the princessdom she is sure that she deserves. Read full book review >

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THE PALE ASSASSIN by Patricia Elliott
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2009

"Violent, thrilling and poised for continuation. (cast of historical and fictional characters, historical note, timeline) (Historical fiction. YA)"
An exciting tale of deranged personal revenge plays out during and through the French Revolution. Read full book review >

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MURKMERE by Patricia Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Wonderfully atmospheric and moody—on the border between fantasy and fiction. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Lush gothic fantasy in a culture where religion is based on the Birds of Light and the Birds of Night. Read full book review >

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AMBERGATE by Patricia Elliott
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Mystical, stoic and poignant all at once. (Fantasy. YA)"
Scuff the kitchen drudge is forced on a journey that broadens and deepens the touchingly chilly, gothic world readers first saw in Murkmere (2006). Read full book review >

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THE TRAITOR'S SMILE by Patricia Elliott
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Political passion and upheaval are mainly backdrop; if readers loyal to the four main players can stay the course, they'll like the ending. (cast of historical and fictional characters, timeline, afterward) (Historical thriller. 14 & up)"
Picking up directly after The Pale Assassin (2009), this French Revolution thriller includes intrigue, romance and plenty of blood but takes a while to pick up steam. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, LITTLE ONE by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Although images and sentiments are appealing, treacly, nonsensical text causes this book to fall short of the mark. (Board book. 2-4)"
Successive animals tell their little ones how much they are loved. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED STORIES OF PATRICIA HIGHSMITH by Patricia Highsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

This massive tome reprints five of the seven complete collections of short stories by Highsmith (1921-95), together with a brief introduction by Graham Greene excerpted from a sixth. Read full book review >

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SUSPECT RED by L.M. Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A tense, engrossing story that effectively captures the suspicion and paranoia that prevailed during American history's darkest chapters. (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
This historical novel revisits the anxious, fearful time of the Cold War, when blacklists, political profiling, and guilt by association ruined the lives of thousands of innocent people and deeply divided the nation. Read full book review >

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The Tragedy of Moses by Elliott Kanbar
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2016

"A fast-paced and engaging biblical dramatization."
A revisionary look at the story of Moses. Read full book review >

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SHADOW by Will Elliott
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"The narrative terminates in what might be dubbed an anti-cliffhanger: It just stops, and what it all adds up to, or where it's going, is anybody's guess.
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Second, and even more bewildering, entry in the Pendulum trilogy (The Pilgrims, 2014).
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ACROSS A WAR-TOSSED SEA by L.M. Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Likable protagonists and a fascinating historical backdrop combine for a story well-told. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In the companion to Under A War-Torn Sky (2003), 14-year-old Charles and his 10-year-old brother, Wesley, feel stranded in the United States after having fled the London Blitz. Read full book review >