Search Results: "T.R. Ragan"


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ABDUCTED by T.R. Ragan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 2011

"The satisfyingly frightful episode of a calculating cutthroat."
Nearly a decade and a half after abducting teenager Lizzy Gardner, her captor is ready to seek revenge on the one who got away, in Ragan's white-knuckled thriller, Read full book review >

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BEAUTY FOR ASHES by T.R. Wilson
Released: Nov. 11, 1992

"Old stuff, but always welcomed by the readers of quiet English dynasty tales."
Leadoff novel in a new trilogy (Wilson's Morholm trilogy concluded with The Straw Tower, 1991): a romantic dynasty novel that again touches upon the virtues of a class-straddling English family, here from 1877 to the end of WW I. Hannah was eight when she met Isabel, a poor little rich girl from the Manor House—spoiled, mean, and grabby. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY INTO THE FLAME by T.R. Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Fans of Dan Brown will find this book worth a try for its action and mystical angle. Other thriller fans may just feel burned."
This adequate New-Age thriller, offering a vision of an apocalyptic future, is the first volume of Williams' Rising World trilogy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Reid presents an interesting thesis but doesn—t quite convince. (Author tour)"
A readable if superficial analysis of the moral basis of east Asian society. Read full book review >

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CRY ME A RIVER by T.R. Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 1993

"The genius is not in the tale, but in the telling—generous in spirit, deft in design."
Pearson's latest comedy of bad manners (Gospel Hour, 1991, etc.) confirms his status as a master storyteller. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY THROUGH THE MIRROR by T.R. Williams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Worth a try for fans of the genre, but start with Book 1, Journey into the Flame."
The unexciting middle installment in the author's Rising World trilogy. Read full book review >

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GOSPEL HOUR by T.R. Pearson
Released: Feb. 19, 1990

With this his fifth novel in almost as many years, Pearson promises to become—if he isn't already—one of the most welcome, durable, and necessary comic voices in American fiction. Read full book review >

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THE STRAW TOWER by T.R. Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 1991

"Disappointingly stilted, and lacking in its predecessors' fire."
The final installment of Wilson's 18th-century English trilogy (Master of Morholm, 1987; The Ravished Earth, 1989) proves the most staid by far as the well-off children of the passionate Hardwick family live out their Fenlands destinies in orderly, bourgeois style. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2004

"Salutary arguments abound here for those tired of homegrown complainers about high taxes and states' rights. A sturdy companion to Will Hutton's Declaration of Interdependence (2003), written with an eye to an American audience."
Winston Churchill's dream is fulfilled: a former "coal-and-steel trading arrangement" has grown from common market into globally powerful international community. Read full book review >