Search Results: "Randye Kaye"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"From a literary point of view, Kaye's account pales next to Patrick Cockburn's Henry's Demons (2011), but it's heartfelt and surely of help to those new to living with mentally ill loved ones of their own."
A mother wrestles with the advent of her son's schizophrenia and its long, painful unfolding. Read full book review >

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SON OF A GUN by Randye Lordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2005

"Lordon skillfully keeps up the tension, though the two puzzles—one underclued, the other unguessable—wind down too long before her story winds up."
Lesbian p.i. Sydney Sloane uneasily juggles two cases, both with a close personal connection. Read full book review >

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EAST OF NIECE by Randye Lordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2001

"Sydney has charm, but she does keeps falling into goofy plots—only to be rescued, rather surprisingly, by men."
This sixth haphazardly plotted adventure for New York lesbian p.i. Read full book review >

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BROTHERLY LOVE by Randye Lordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 1993

"Sydney and Max, though, make a moderately entertaining pair and, with wiser plotting and a more fulsome denouement to their cases, will be welcome a second time around."
First-novelist Lordon introduces N.Y.C.'s Sydney Sloane, a lesbian p.i. whose black-sheep brother David supposedly died 15 years ago, but who looks remarkably like the newspaper photograph of escaped double-homicide perpetrator Noah Alexander. Read full book review >

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DEMON CHICK by Marilyn Kaye
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The ending is mostly happily-ever-after, but it's a letdown after the promise of Jessica's saving humanity. (Fantasy. YA)"
Hell is banal and parents can be downright malignant, learns politician's daughter Jessica. Read full book review >

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Released: April 10, 2007

"A surprisingly good fantasy that should appeal to teens, especially those intrigued with reincarnation and destiny."
Rooted in Australian Aboriginal spirituality, this intriguing first in a trilogy describes Earth thousands of years after an apocalypse. Read full book review >

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Released: March 27, 2006

"Definitely not for the kids, but Helltown's not a bad place to visit for the depraved seeking redemption."
A war hero makes his way to Hollywood, where his attempts to become a star are derailed by a world of sex and perversion. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD CIRCUS by John Kaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Fatally hypnotized by the world it seeks to describe."
Screenwriter/director Kaye (Stars Screaming, 1997) returns with an LA mystery whose resolution isn't as important as the light it sheds on two decades of decadence. Read full book review >

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THE ROOT OF SCARCITY by Kaye Freemartin
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A dark and compelling tale of violence and dementia in colonial Massachusetts, with an unforgettable young girl at the heart of it all."
A historical novel of psychological suspense explores 17th-century New England. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF DANIEL HALE WILLIAMS by Judith Kaye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"B&w photos; index. (Biography. 8-12)"
In the Pioneers in Health and Medicine series, a useful replacement for Lillie Patterson's Sure Hands, Strong Heart (1981) and other out-of-print biographies that Kaye lists ``For Further Reading.'' Credited with the first successful heart operation (in 1893; the patient lived another 50 years), the African-American surgeon (1856-1931) was also a gifted teacher, founder of Chicago's Provident Hospital (open to all), and an important force in opening the medical profession to black nurses and physicians. Read full book review >