Search Results: "Philip Valentine Coates"


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SARAH VALENTINE, NO GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Philip Valentine Coates
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2016

"A relentlessly downbeat account, but the author still manages to bring his ancestors' stories to life."
Coates makes his debut with a comprehensive biography of his great-great-grandmother—a long narrative that's as much a history of a time and place as it is of a family legacy. Read full book review >

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WIDE OPEN by Deborah Coates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"An interesting plot and compelling characters are dragged down by unwieldy dialogue and a climax in which the action is not adequately explained, suggesting there will be a sequel."
Coates' debut novel scores from a reader's point of view, despite the author's repetitiveness and clunky writing style. Read full book review >

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I WANT THAT NUT! by Madeline Valentine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A winning combination of words and pictures for beginning readers and listeners. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The close friendship of Mouse and Chipmunk is temporarily tested by the appearance of one large, attractive acorn. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"No hard science fiction here—these lightweight adventures gleefully defy any time-traveling logic—but full of wacky fun, futuristic slang, and talking coats. (Science fiction. 10-13)"
A silly romp through time. Read full book review >

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THE TERRANOVAS by Valentine Cardinale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2005

"The wholesomeness of The Waltons meets the ethnic ethos of The Godfather and the cultural expansiveness of Forrest Gump."
A close-knit Italian family struggles with war and terrorism over the course of four generations. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Readers who like the quick pace of Gail Giles' mysteries and the dark, finely crafted suspense of Kevin Brooks will find the perfect combination here. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
What are the odds of two identical missing boys? The possibility will haunt readers in this British import by Morris Award finalist Valentine. Read full book review >

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THE MASTER OF MONTEREY by Lawrence Coates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"As Jones says, this land is adrift from history, and Coates brings it alive."
Second-novelist Coates (the award-winning Blossom Festival, not reviewed) returns with the tale of a confused ship and commodore waging an imaginary war on California. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 15, 1990

Coates, author of a superb investigative account of the violent ultraright (Armed and Dangerous: The Rise of the Survivalist Right, 1987) here tackles the mighty and mysterious Mormon Church. Read full book review >