Search Results: "Sybil Raney"


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WAITING FOR THUNDER by Sybil Raney
Released: May 5, 2009

"A sassy, sexy Southwestern romance."
A fun, sexy novel about middle-aged romance, second chances and the wide open spaces of big-hearted Texas. Read full book review >

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WRITING FOR YOUR LIFE #2 by Sybil Steinberg
Released: May 15, 1995

"In a book devoted to writers, however, it seems little churlish not to credit the people who actually penned the interviews in the Table of Contents; they merely get their name appended to each article's conclusion, just above the publication date."
Publishers Weekly, a trade journal for the book industry, allows its regular author interviews a roomier format (some 2,200 words) and a more detailed examination of the publishing process than most consumer periodicals. Read full book review >

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THE BINDING OATH by Sybil Downing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Stilted language and a tendency to treat the most sensational plot developments with the brio usually reserved for section headings in doctoral dissertations: a ho-hum debut."
Downing, the co-founder of Women Writing the West and co-author of Crown of Life: The Story of Mary Roberts Rinehart (1992), tries her hand at fiction with iffy results. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"A poignantly searing fusion of heartbreak and hope."
Candid, compassionate memoir of dealing simultaneously with a newborn and a mother with Alzheimer's. Read full book review >

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Jim Morgan and the Pirates of the Black Skull by James Matlack  Raney
Released: Nov. 22, 2013

"A YA adventure that will likely charm many readers, regardless of age."
Young Jim Morgan returns to seek a powerful talisman and retribution against a malevolent pirate in Raney's (Jim Morgan and the King of Thieves, 2012) YA adventure sequel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A chronicle of travels through a bygone world."
A buoyant, bittersweet and often plaintively gorgeous travel memoir by Raney, writer and founder of the famous Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz, Calif. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 28, 2012

"A rip-roaring good tale for children of all ages."
When 11-year-old Jim Morgan's father is killed, he's determined to find out why and ends up on the run in 19th-century London in Raney's debut historical adventure novel. Read full book review >

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LORD OF THE WOLVES by James Matlack  Raney
Released: Oct. 26, 2016

"An action-packed and stirring tale of a heroic young wolf and his comrades facing a murderous pack."
In this middle-grade novel, a distinctive wolf pup and his siblings struggle to survive. Read full book review >

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Jim Morgan and the Door at the Edge of the World by James Matlack  Raney
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A riotously entertaining series closer that should appeal to fantasy-loving children of all ages."
A boy-pirate hero attempts to save the world in the high-spirited conclusion to Raney's (Jim Morgan and the Pirates of the Black Skull, 2013, etc.) middle-grade fantasy series. Read full book review >

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WITNESS TO CHANGE by Sybil Haydel Morial
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"In calm, measured prose, Morial offers a singular perspective on the frustrating road to social justice."
A moving memoir recounts decades of profound change. Read full book review >

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Chasing Stolen Art by Sybil Terres Gilmar
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tale with a worthy subject but sometimes-flawed execution."
In this historical novel, Gilmar (The Jew and the Pope, 2012) addresses the power of art and its connection to the brightest and darkest aspects of human nature.Read full book review >