Search Results: "T.L. Fischer"


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"An imaginative and witty adventure, though perhaps not as comforting as intended."
In 1927, figments of the imagination come to the rescue of a kidnapped baby in this debut novel for children and adults. Read full book review >

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BORDER DANCE by T.L. Toma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 1996

"Nonetheless, the prose here is powerful, impressionistic, and deftly ironic, and the minor characters, such as the expatriate American woman who sells trinkets and has seemingly sampled every self-actualization movement ever known, are memorable."
Promising debut about an aging Bostonian who confronts his midlife crisis in Mexico. Read full book review >

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Peace on That by T.L. Criswell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2015

"A historically detailed, emotionally rich story of three generations of men dealing with and sometimes evading their duties to one another."
A man seeking to make amends reflects on his complicated relationships with his two sons. Read full book review >

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WAKING LAZARUS by T.L. Hines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2006

"A workmanlike thriller with a touch of the Divine."
Faith conquers psychosis in this engaging Christian-themed thriller. Read full book review >

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ZERO DAY by T.L. Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A skillfully rendered account of superpowers locked in covert war."
In this political thriller, the United States races to thwart a massive cyberattack from China. Read full book review >

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SEARCHING FOR PARADISE by T.L. Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2016

"A meandering road novel; full of bright details but never quite manages to go anywhere."
Hughes' coming-of-age novel, set in the early '80s, follows a young man's brokenhearted road trip. Read full book review >

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THE MAN UPSTAIRS by T.L. Parkinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 19, 1991

"This would make a truly scary movie: Are you listening, Polanski?"
An unusually disturbing first novel about newly divorced San Francisco hospital paper-pusher Michael West's psychosexual adventures among the tenants of his new building. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE IN DIORAMAS by Tara Altebrando
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Altebrando neatly integrates humor and poignancy into a middle-grade tale of change. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When 12-year-old Kate learns that her beloved home, Big Red, is going on the market, she is determined to stop the sale—or at least postpone it until her first dance competition. Read full book review >

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THE THOUGHT GANG by Tibor Fischer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Clever, but not obnoxious like so many young Brit wits, Fischer captures a wild end of the millennium funkiness: He's a boss young writer with great stateside potential."
The second novel by the author of Under the Frog (1994, not reviewed) is a history of Western philosophy disguised as hard- boiled crime fiction, which may be the only way to do philosophy these days—slanted, skewed, and rude. Read full book review >

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FALLING INTO GREEN by Cher Fischer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2012

"Fischer's debut may come off as preachy to all but the most avid friends of planet earth."
A nature lover turns amateur detective in a story that combines mystery with relentless do-gooding. Read full book review >