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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LEO AND THE LESSER LION by Sandra Forrester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"Solid and satisfying. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
A Depression-era tale set in tiny Lenore, Ala., may not have immediate or obvious appeal. Read full book review >

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WHEEL OF THE MOON by Sandra Forrester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Readers will appreciate Pen's resilience in the face of one terrible loss after another, and will applaud her steady courage. (Fiction. 11-13)"
An orphan loses one home and travels far before finding another in this bustling tale, set in 17th-century England and America. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This biography is bland and undistinguished. (Biography. 11+)"
Stacey rightly locates Clinton's importance in the fact ``she arrived in Washington as an accomplished woman with her own political power, apart from her husband's.'' Yet Stacey does nothing to illuminate the complexity behind that power. 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 >

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DANCE OF THE MONGOOSE by T.J. Phillips
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Different and distinctive."
A second novel by Tom Savage (Precipice, 1994), here using a pseudonym, in the same settingSt. Read full book review >

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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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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 >