Search Results: "Tamsin Ainslie"


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I CAN SAY PLEASE by Tamsin Ainslie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A wholesome, pleasant demonstration of politeness for toddlers just discovering the joys of imaginative play. (Picture book. 1-3)"
An Australian import tackles manners for the very young. Read full book review >

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TAMSIN by Peter Beagle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"An appealing intermingling of history, folklore, and the supernatural, but no real chills or tension—and lively young Jenny simply overwhelms everybody else."
Contemporary ghost yarn from the author of Giant Bones (1997), etc. Thirteen-year-old Jenny Gluckstein leaves New York with her mother, Sally, to live with her new family, English stepfather Evan and stepbrothers Tony and Julian, in bucolic Dorset, England. Read full book review >

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TAMSIN HARTE by Malcolm Macdonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"Bustling expectations for romance readers."
MacDonald's latest heart chart for beleaguered youth (Like a Diamond, 1999, etc.).This time, it's 1910 or so and snippy little Cornish virgin Tamsin Harte has her eye on the next step up. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY by Ainslie Hogarth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2014

"An initially promising psychological thriller that ultimately fails to deliver. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
This debut novel chronicles a disturbed teen girl's descent into madness. Read full book review >

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THE BOY MEETS GIRL MASSACRE (ANNOTATED) by Ainslie Hogarth
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Highly frightening and effective. (Horror. 14-18)"
A disturbed girl takes a night job in a notoriously haunted hotel with disastrous results. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2004

"But that wannabe Etta Place episode and a few other lapses aside: an impressive bit of scholarly detective work, and good fun for true-crime buffs."
An obscure desperado emerges from the dungeon in a lively work of pop history. Read full book review >

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A DOG CAME, TOO by Ainslie Manson
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1993

"Likable, unsentimentalized, and of broad appeal. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-10)"
Known only as ``Our Dog,'' this faithful animal followed Alexander Mackenzie, plus the voyageurs and ``native'' guides who accompanied him, across Canada to the Pacific when he reached it in 1793—``the first European to cross North America by land.'' Based on Mackenzie's journals, the straightforward narrative tells how the big brown dog made his way on foot since there was no room for him in the canoes, and how he kept watch at night, warned of wolves or bears, and retrieved a swan shot for food or a dropped paddle from a swift river. Read full book review >

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REMBRANDT’S WHORE by Sylvie Matton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2002

"Fans of Chevalier's Girl With a Pearl Earring may snatch this one up, but in truth it seems less suited for a general audience than for Rembrandt enthusiasts."
Financial insecurity and the Plague hover threateningly over the great artist and his beloved servant, narrator of this sad and obtuse tale. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2013

"A hard-nosed, cleareyed analysis of a legacy of institutionalized corruption and its dire consequences for human lives."
One of the clearest accounts yet of the causes for the violence in Ciudad Juárez and the convoluted politics behind Mexico's attempts to keep it from dragging the whole nation down. Read full book review >

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DETECTIVE by Arthur Hailey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"A police procedural plus, powerfully infused with southern Florida's violent neo-Cuban ambience, and a work that could earn the veteran author a host of new fans."
Hailey (The Evening News, 1990, etc.) makes a welcome return to form with an effectively twisty thriller. Read full book review >