Search Results: "Polly Gannon"


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WORD FOR WORD by Lilianna Lungina
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"This frank and revelatory memoir portrays in rich detail Russia's recent past and illuminates the consequences of its history for the turbulent present."
Memories of life behind the Iron Curtain. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGER by Max Frei
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2009

"Well-written, well-paced grown-up fantasy with a strong dose of reality."
If Harry Potter smoked cigarettes and took a certain matter-of-fact pleasure in administering tough justice, he might like Max Frei, the protagonist of this fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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THE BIG GREEN TENT by Ludmila Ulitskaya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Indeed, the greatest tragedy of Ulitskaya's story is that it comes to an end. Worthy of shelving alongside Doctor Zhivago: memorable and moving."
A sweeping novel of life in the Cold War Soviet Union, with plenty between the lines about life in Putin's Russia today. Read full book review >

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THE SYMMETRY TEACHER by Andrei Bitov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"While Bitov's intelligence and gift for intellectual play are never in doubt, the novel hits the head rather than the heart."
A postmodern novel of dizzying intricacy. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGER'S MAGIC by Max Frei
Released: July 1, 2012

"Literate, silly fun, though the reader might wish for a little more energetic storytelling and a little less japery."
Cigarette-huffing magician bad boy Max Frei, the fictional character, returns in this latest by Max Frei (The Stranger, 2009, etc.), the author. Read full book review >

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YELLOW FEVER by Gannon Vries
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2013

"A story of an unrepentant womanizer's journey, which may not be to all tastes."
Vries' debut novel depicts one man's quest for love and sex in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read full book review >

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THE DOLDRUMS by Nicholas Gannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Readers will eventually sigh in relief with Archer and friends. (Adventure. 7-11)"
Eleven-year-old Archer B. Helmsley enlists his best friend, Oliver Glub, and Adélaïde, the new student from France, to help him track down his explorer grandparents in Antarctica—despite the fact that Archer's mother confines him to two places: his museumlike home and his school. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR THE ASKING by Steve Gannon
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A somber modern melodrama whose well-drawn, convincing characters are occasionally sabotaged by a TV-movie tendency toward easy moralizing."
A Los Angeles police detective brings his tough-guy attitude home—with tragic results—in an overly dramatic debut novel by Idaho writer Gannon. Read full book review >

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SECRET MISSIONS by Michael Gannon
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Gannon should hang on to his day job."
A WW II thriller about espionage and U-boats off the coast of Florida that is about as thrilling as a technical manual. Read full book review >

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NIGHT OF THE JAGUAR by Joe Gannon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Considering its level of mayhem, it's remarkable that so few mystery writers have drawn on Nicaragua as a fictional setting. So Gannon's dank, dense, tangled debut is doubly welcome."
Journalist/teacher Gannon's first novel takes readers back to 1986, when Nicaragua is torn by civil war, American intervention, mass executions and the odd serial killer. Read full book review >

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MY WORLD by Frann Preston-Gannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"What a wonderful world of words and pictures. (Picture book. 6 mos.-4)"
A visual and verbal feast of a picture book. Read full book review >