Search Results: "Stephen May"


BOOK REVIEW

LIFE! DEATH! PRIZES! by Stephen May
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"A graphically up-to-date coming-of-age tale, with some very strong language and plenty of British slang. Provocative! Bittersweet! Promising!"
Left in charge of his young brother after their mother is killed, 19-year-old Billy Smith does a spectacularly bad job of coping. Read full book review >

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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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A READING YEAR: JUDGING CRIME WORKS BY DIFFERENT STANDARDS
by J. Kingston Pierce

Back when I began writing for Kirkus Reviews, almost half a decade ago, I had an editor who was frequently after me to publish lists of things—rundowns of especially dependable crime novelists, or books I’d like to read again for the first time, or once-popular detectives about whom I thought more should be written. “People like to read lists,” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MAVERICK HEART by Stephen J. May
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A fine job: May's attentions may well inspire new interest in Grey's largely forgotten work."
A well-crafted biography of the western writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KIKI by Kyla May
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A good choice for girls who love sparkles. (Fiction. 6-8)"
"I am Kiki, World-Famous Style Star!" Read full book review >

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THE FALCONER by Elizabeth May
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"Readers may not be anxious for the next overwrought volume. (fae taxonomy) (Steampunk. 13-17)"
Steampunk fantasy based on Scots folklore. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOSIA'S CHILDREN by Iris May
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"Uninspired prose makes this family epic less affecting that it ought to be."
Through two world wars, a German mother strives to bond with her estranged children in a debut novel inspired by real-life family history. Read full book review >

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THE FOURTH SACRIFICE by Peter May
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 2007

"May's second look at China past and present (The Firemaker, 2005, etc.) is an electrifying mixture of mystery, romance and history."
A pair of former lovers are forced into an uneasy working relationship by a series of gruesome murders. Read full book review >

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PILATE’S WIFE by Antoinette May
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Suffers from an unlikely, sweetly sentimental conclusion, but May's vivid settings, founded in research, make this quick read of a romantic adventure enjoyable."
Fiction debut from May (Passionate Pilgrim, 1993, etc.) makes an unlikely romantic heroine of Claudia, wife of the Roman magistrate who presided over the crucifixion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAST IRON by Peter May
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"The last shall be best."
Forensic detective Enzo Macleod solves a challenging cold-case murder that dates back more than 20 years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 1999

"Mayle's continuing love affair with Provence takes him back to familiar themes but continues to yield fresh insights."