Search Results: "T.R. Simon"


BOOK REVIEW

ZORA AND ME by Victoria Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Absolutely outstanding. (Historical fiction. 10-16)"
The childhood of African-American literary giant Zora Neale Hurston is brought to life with this fictionalized account. 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: June 6, 2006

"Some readers will admire Willis's courage; others will lament his foolhardiness. All will be vastly entertained."
Was William Willis, who went rafting across the Pacific alone in 1954, the avatar of today's extreme sports aficionados—or simply out of his mind? Read full book review >

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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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GLAD NEWS OF THE NATURAL WORLD by T.R. Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Not one of Pearson's best, but riding the wave of his highly spiced prose is still a pleasure of its own."
For his tenth novel, Pearson reaches back to his first (A Short History of a Small Place, 1985), pressing into service again Louis Benfield of Neely, North Carolina. Read full book review >

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A FINE MESS by T.R. Reid
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"Though Reid's topic may be anathema to many readers, he makes it relentlessly revelatory and simple to understand."
An exploration of the absurd complexity of the American tax system and an astute comparison to many examples of simpler, effective tax collection by other governments around the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT SHE LEFT by T.R. Richmond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Fun but flimsy."
An aging anthropologist blurs the line between obsession and research in Richmond's character study-cum-murder mystery. 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 >