Search Results: "Rune Michaels"


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GENESIS ALPHA by Rune Michaels
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2007

"The surprises come naturally, and the ending leaves readers to decide. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
In her debut, Michaels takes on some of the age-old big questions: good vs. evil, nature vs. nurture, evolution vs. creationism, free will. Read full book review >

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NOBEL GENES by Rune Michaels
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"It is significantly less successful in conveying the series of revelations that leads him to self-knowledge; in particular, the final reveal, communicated as it is in a lucid dream, seems downright silly, if harrowing. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Teenage years are devoted to self-discovery. Read full book review >

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FIX ME by Rune Michaels
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"An edgy, flawed but powerful read. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Be warned. This is a harrowing read, although the abuse that's broken the self-mutilating narrator, Leia, is revealed solely through its aftereffects on the victims. Read full book review >

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THE REMINDER by Rune Michaels
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Unrewarding, even for those looking for a fast read. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Neither Daisy nor her father can leave dead well enough alone. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF'S WHISTLE by Bjorn Rune Lie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2012

"Makes The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (1989) look positively wholesome in comparison. (Picture book. 14 & up)"
In this "origins" tale, a slug of liquid courage prompts nerdy Albert the wolf to seek justice as a costumed superhero against the three porcine Honeyroast brothers and their gangster dad Al Prosciutto. Read full book review >

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HOUSES OF STONE by Barbara Michaels
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 1993

"It never gets the pulse pounding, but it's diverting—with a refreshingly intelligent and unstereotypical heroine."
Reminiscent of A.S. Byatt's Possession, though less lofty, Michaels's latest (Vanish With the Rose, etc.) sets a feminist literary scholar chasing after the origins of an 18th-century manuscript on a Virginia estate—and finding unexpected romance along the way. Read full book review >

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VANISH WITH THE ROSE by Barbara Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Silly dialogue and a sketchy plot make this a very undemanding treat—suited for summer-garden reading with a cup of tea at hand."
Bestselling Michaels (Into the Darkness, 1990, etc., etc.) piles on the whipped cream but forgets the cake in this latest foray into romantic suspense—a contemporary cozy in which credibility is cheerfully sacrificed on the altar of whimsy and lace. Read full book review >

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THE ESSAYS OF LEONARD MICHAELS by Leonard Michaels
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 7, 2009

"Contains weaknesses, but largely enjoyable and intellectually stimulating."
A collection of articles by celebrated author Michaels (The Collected Stories of Leonard Michaels, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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CELEBRATION by Fern Michaels
Released: March 1, 1999

"Michaels in pretty good form, though she's still fast on the fatal illnesses. (Doubleday Book Club alternate selection)"
Michaels (Finders Keepers, 1998, etc.), ever quick to kill or hand out a fatal illness when stuck for a plot turn, takes Kristin Kelly, married to Colonel Logan Kelly under the crossed swords of West Point, from Logan's German duty station at Bremen in 1987 to farm life in Leesburg, Virginia, now that Logan, after 20 years in the army, is being cashiered for having only one kidney. Read full book review >

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THE JURY by Fern Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Perennially bestselling Michaels (Family Blessings, 2004, etc.) spins a shapeless web of clichés without a trace of suspense or conviction. Even Nikki's sworn enemy Jack returns to her arms in time to taste some sweet revenge of his own."
The vigilantes of the Sisterhood take the law into their own hands once more, after devoting due consideration to exactly which law to break. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE NEEDS AN ALIBI by Kasey Michaels
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"Despite its over-the-top premise, romance-writer Michaels's maiden voyage into mystery is deeply conventional."
If only she hadn't canceled her last appointment with Dr. Bob. Read full book review >

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The Gay Detective by Kenneth Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2015

"Bodies keep piling up and things keep getting worse for Detective Scott, but readers will smile (and shiver) right to the end."
A gay cop investigates a string of murders as he puts his own life back together in this winning debut novel. Read full book review >