Search Results: "T.J. Forrester"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A dark, coiled-up ramble through the woods, as quick and cutting as a razor blade."
Three damaged travelers connect with each other on a pilgrimage to trek over 2,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Read full book review >

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MIRACLES, INC. by T.J. Forrester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2011

"Showing the push-the-envelope spirit of a Terry Southern, Forrester has the makings of a formidable talent."
The faith-healing racket dominates this dark entertainment, a vibrant first novel that's also driven by a one-man war against God and the power of unconditional love. Read full book review >

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NARROW RIVER, WIDE SKY by Jenny Forrester
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2017

"A modest, thoughtful memoir that traces hard-won liberation from the past."
The landscape and culture of west Colorado are vividly evoked in an accomplished literary debut. Read full book review >

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THE FEMALE DETECTIVE by Andrew Forrester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"The creaking dialogue and halting, step-by-step-by-step deductions, which guarantee a glacial pace, will keep most of the curious at bay; this is no overlooked gem. But feminists and historical completists, the most likely readers to persevere, will find themselves amply rewarded by detective tales that more often focus on how and why than whodunit."
The latest reprint in the British Library Crime Classics is one of the earliest: a cycle of stories about a London detective first published in 1864, here introduced by Alexander McCall Smith, who ventures general remarks about female detectives, and Mike Ashley, who supplies some uncommonly informative historical background. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Vogel House by John Forrester
Released: May 29, 2013

"A thrilling romance about what happens when rich people lose almost everything."
In Forrester's (Shadow Mage, 2012, etc.) young-adultnovel, a teen finds herself in over her head as she tries to save her home and family from personal and financial destruction. Read full book review >

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Lord of the Fallen by John Forrester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A resilient female protagonist braves the perils of wizardry, ancient cults, and college life."
A teen girl who dabbles in magic finds herself immersed in a war between kingdoms and the gradual rise of a potentially dangerous cult in Forrester's (Death Mage, 2015, etc.) YA fantasy novel.Read full book review >

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HOW THINGS WORK by T.J. Resler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Rewarding fare for browsing, but David Macaulay's The Way Things Work Now (2016) or National Geographic's aforementioned broader compendium will build sturdier foundations. (index, resource lists) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Revealing looks at the science behind over two dozen vehicles, household appliances, technological gadgets, and recreational challenges. Read full book review >

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Fairalon by T.J. Roberts
Released: Nov. 27, 2015

"An often satisfying novel for young readers that hits most of the right notes."
An effervescent middle-grade fantasy story about accepting oneself and others. Read full book review >

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THE HANGED MAN by T.J. MacGregor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1998

"MacGregor (Mistress of the Bones, 1995, etc.) pulls out all the stops—you'll find more psychics here than in the year-end issue of the National Enquirer—yet still manages to keep the pot boiling, if not quite believably, until the final surprise."
Murder and kidnaping are only the tip of the iceberg in this extravagant, yet soberly plotted, tale of parapsychology run amok. Read full book review >

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CUSTER'S TRIALS by T.J. Stiles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Stiles digs deep to deliver genuine insight into a man who never adapted to modernity. The author confirms, but perhaps excuses, the worldview of the 'boy general with the golden locks.'"
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Stiles (The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 2009, etc.) gives a warts-and-all portrait of Gen. George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876), giving full rein to both his admirers and critics.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FINAL SACRAMENT by James Forrester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An enjoyable yarn. Sensitive readers might shed a tear or two at the end, so keep the tissues handy."
Forrester brings his Elizabethan-era trilogy (Sacred Treason, 2012, etc.) to a fitting and dramatic close. Read full book review >